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Pig exports post-Brexit, New Scottish salmon hatchery, Dairy Crest research

The Brexit effect, sterling and pork exports: Anna Hill hears the outlook for UK pork producers. She speaks to Jean-Pierre Garnier, head of meat exports at AHDB.

The Brexit effect, sterling and pork exports: Anna Hill hears the outlook for UK pork producers. She speaks to Jean-Pierre Garnier, head of meat exports at AHDB.

Last month the DEFRA Secretary Andrea Leadsom highlighted the government's International Action Plan for Food and Drink at the SIAL food trade show in Paris. She identified nine markets across 18 countries for British farming to look at including China, where further growth in pork exports will be sought, as well as India, USA and Canada, China and the Gulf. But will this really mean doors can open for pig meat exports, against tight competition from other EU countries, who may have more clout because they are able to negotiate along side other EU member states?

One of Scotland's largest energy companies has just spent three quarters of a million pounds building a new fish hatchery - which will help preserve salmon stocks in one of the finest angling areas in the Highlands. The hatchery in Ross-shire north of Inverness, will produce millions of fry. Scottish and Southern Energy say they've made the investment because their hydro-electric dams bar the way to historic spawning grounds for the fish. BBC Scotland's Craig Anderson reports.

One of Britain's leading dairy processors has turned to Harper Adams University in Shropshire to help them develop new products. Dairy Crest has invested four million pounds in a brand new research centre which has already produced a spreadable version of Cathedral City cheese and a new recipe for Clover made with no artificial ingredients. David Gregory-Kumar reports.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Mark Smalley.

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