Brexit challenges mean we must be on top of our game, says south-central candidate
26th Nov 2017 / By Digby Scott
Another producer has this weekend put his name forward for election to NPA Producer Group, the first, so far, from south-central region.
An existing member of the group, he’s from one of the industry’s great farming dynasties, and he sees a shed-full of challenges over the next few years, as a result of Brexit pitching us into unknown territory.
“Whether they relate to health and welfare, labour, the environment or something completely different, we need to be united and on the front foot, fighting for a sustainable industry regulated by fair, practical and science-based legislation,” says Tom Allen.
But Brexit could also bring opportunities for pig producers, he adds. “And with these we need to react quickly to ensure we meet the evolving needs of our existing and future customers.”
Tom is a partner in the fifth-generation Allen family farming business, which has a mix of combinable crops and 4,900 indoor and outdoor sows across several sites, with the progeny marketed through Thames Valley Cambac to several customers.