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Due to a global failure in maize and soya harvests, the pig-feed costs have gone up and that knock on effect means farmers have had to down-size their stock.

The terrible weather, including droughts in Russia and North America will be to blame for the looming lack of bacon and sausages.

Drastic measures by some farmers, to keep their stocks alive, have been reported. Joseph Watson from Kentucky resorted to feeding his live-stock candy to keep them alive.

Watson has 1,400 cows, and fed them candy mixed with ethanol and minerals, reported the Huffington Post. The farmer claims they haven’t had any side effects, and are entirely healthy.

In late 2013, a report published in the Financial Times predicts the number of slaughtered pigs to fall around 10 per cent, meaning the price of a bacon sarnie could significantly go up.

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