There is still a future in pig farming, claimed the latest recruit to the British Pig Executive.
Edinburgh farmer Robin Traquair, who has taken over Andrew Peddie’s position on the board, said there was still a lot for farmers to learn.
“I have a very positive attitude and believe you don’t have to have a big farm to make a profit. There is still a future for the smaller family farm.
“I am a great believer in benchmarking and there are still ways of cutting costs. There is still much for all of us to learn.”
BPEX chairman Stewart Houston thanked the outgoing Peddie for his contributions: “Without his input and guidance, we could not have achieved the progress that we have made.”
However, he added Traquair’s experience would help to maintain and continue that progress.