Global demand for pig meat is set to grow in the coming years, and the European Union is well placed to take advantage if it, according to a report from British Pig Executive market analyst James Park.

He points out opportunities exist for the EU to export to countries such as Russia and to the Far East. In addition, as far as the domestic market is concerned, he believes demand for pig meat has increased of late and could grow considerably further.

“There is obviously a great deal of potential for exports outside the EU and the UK can take advantage of that,” said Andrew Knowles, BPEX head of supply chain development. “We have a very good reputation on the international scene in terms of the quality of our product and Britain is still an important player in selling breeding stock across the globe.”