The Meat and Livestock Commission has put its PR and public affairs
review on hold for six months on the back of continued unrest in the
farming industry (PR Week, 27 November 1998). Corporate communications
head Nicky O’Reilly said: ’With the continued state of crisis in
farming, we decided it wasn’t the right time to consider changing
agencies.’ Pig farmers were the latest to highlight their plight, when
they held a protest march in central London last weekend. The Commission
uses Bell Pottinger for PR and Shandwick for public affairs.