British pig producers should sell off the industry to the Danes, according to a food industry analyst.
Roland Bonney called for a fresh look at international partnerships in food and farm production at the annual Langford Food Conference, near Bristol.
The director of RLConsulting said fresh perspectives could mean handing over the home lamb market to New Zealand for four months of the year. Such activity would be no different to the globalisation seen in retailing and throughout industry.
"I don't see why the UK sheep sector does not pool resources with Meat New Zealand. This would ensure consumers could buy lamb produced to the same standard all year round.
"And probably the best thing for the pig industry is for the Danes to take it over and ringfence the British sector so it can survive."