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Pig farmers take protest to No 10

PUBLISHED: 10:22 04 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:15 01 August 2010

HUNDREDS of pig farmers from across the country will bring a campaign for fairer prices for their pigs to Downing Street today.

The Pigs are worth it! rally aims to secure support to save the British pig industry, which is losing £20 on every finished animal.

HUNDREDS of pig farmers from across the country will bring a campaign for fairer prices for their pigs to Downing Street today.

The Pigs are worth it! rally aims to secure support to save the British pig industry, which is losing £20 on every finished animal.

Winnie the Pig, a veteran of a three-month campaign in 1999, will join the 500 farmers. A petition with more than 13,242 signatures will be presented to prime minister Gordon Brown at noon.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon, who has urged government support for the industry, will meet producers.

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