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Pig Farming

• Scotland has over 470,000 pigs. 41,000 of these make up the breeding herd.
• 58,000 tonnes of pig meat is produced worth £150 million.
• Scotland has almost 10% of the UK pig herd.
• 800 holdings have pigs. A third of these holdings are in the North East.

The pig industry is Scotland is fairly compact and concentrated. Animals are produced to high welfare standards. Almost all Scottish production is quality assured through Quality Meat Scotland.

Meat from pigs goes into our bacon butties, ham for our packed lunch, pork roast for our Sunday dinner and many of the other pork based products that we eat on a regular basis!

If you would like to learn more about quality assurance of Specially Selected Pork, please visit the Quality Meat Scotland website on www.qmscotland.co.uk.

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