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Free range egg producers claim they face losses running into tens of thousands of pounds. They say rising feed prices mean supermarkets will need to pay more for eggs. Farmers are already cancelling orders for new hens because they can't pay for them. The British Free Range Egg Producers Association believes that, if the situation continues, there could be a shortage by Christmas. The British Retail Consortium argues farmers are getting a sustainable price at a time when consumers' spending power is limited. Also in the programme, a forecast that over a third of EU countries aren't ready to comply with new pig welfare rules, coming into force on January 1st 2013.
Presenter: Georgina Windsor
Producer: Sarah Swadling.
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