At the moment, pig farmers (éleveurs de porcs) only get €1.30 per kilo of meat. The price is at rock bottom and farmers are furious.
Yesterday, sixty unhappy pig farmers visited 4 supermarkets in and around St Brieuc in Brittany and took off the shelves all products (pre-packed ham, patés, sausages, etc) that didn’t have the mention « Viande de Porc Française » or « Origine France ».
Pig farmers have been asking supermarkets to promote French pigs and they have not kept their promises.
Looking at the photos of OuestFrance (see right), there were not a lot of items left on the shelves!!
Hopefully local supermarkets will change their attitude as we know how bad French strikes can be!