Farming Today #Pigweek continues from snowy Driffield
1st Mar 2018 / By Alistair Driver
BBC Radio 4's Farming Today team have continued to brave the snow to bring excellent coverage from the Morgan sisters' pig farm in Driffield.
The programme has been broadcast from the farm all week, focusing on different issues each time, including the overall state of the industry, the animal welfare debate, antibiotics and, in the latest programme broadcast today, the lifecycle of a commercial pig. The final programme in the #pigweek series will be broadcast tomorrow.
You can catch up with all of the programmes here
The Morgan sisters, Kate and Vicky, and the Farming Today team have done a great job in showcasing what pig farming is all about, in the context of the many challenges the sector faces, to a national audience. The visit has been picked widely across the BBC network, including numerous local radio features, as well as other Radio 4 programmes. A credit to all concerned.
In a widely viewed video posted on Twitter, the Morgan sisters spoke about educating the public on animal welfare. You can see it here.
Some people have certainly been impressed. Pig farmer Robert Lasseter wrote: "Brilliant @KateMorgan24 and family! The public are all educated, but we are all ill informed about some things. It’s our job to ensure our customers are all well informed.#AnimalWelfare"
The weather has certainly made life interesting, as one of the programme's latest tweets highlighted:
"OK, picking Yorkshire at the end of February for our #pigweek probably was not the best idea after all! But fear not the #BeastfromEast will not be enough to stop us bringing you your favourite radio programme! Make sure to tune in tomorrow!"
- Pictures from Farming Today and its presenters' Twitter feed