UK pig feed production down by 15 Pct

UK retail production of pig feed was down 15 percent in August this year, compared to August 2007. Average price of pig feed was £218 a tonne, from April to June 2008.

In all animal feed, use of wheat in retail production was down 13 percent over the course of the year (August 2008 compared with August 2007). Barley was down 5.7 percent. Total raw material use is down 9.9 percent.