Pig farmers say the pork industry is in crisis, with some fearing they’ll have to kill and dump animals as the pork market falls apart. Mass imports at cheap prices, along with the pandemic fallout has seen demand for local products all but stop. Pig farmer Hamish Mee says he has had an order for 219 pigs cancelled at late notice, leaving him with nowhere to turn. He says a mass grave has been dug in case no viable solution is found. New Zealand Pork Board chief executive Brent Kleiss says Hamish Mee is not the only farmer struggling in the eye of a perfect storm. With a weak market for porkvand ongoing Covid-related issues in the processes and wholesaling areas. Kleiss says there arem around 4000 pigs on the Mee and he has just one week to sell stock before they end up in the grave.