The price rises for manufacturing pigmeat come at a particularly awkward time. The multiples are already focused on the Christmas trade and have a peak number of lines to manage at the moment. Suppliers concede that it is the most inconvenient time to bring in a price rise. However, they are unable to wait until after Christmas, given the scale of the increased costs they face. And if they do not get all their increases before Christmas, they will certainly be back after the festivities for more. {{PROVISIONS }}