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Could Spain Become Largest Pig Producer in EU?

  • 27 Oct 09:22

Could Spain Become Largest Pig Producer in EU? Spain could become a bigger pig producer in the EU than Germany if it continues at its current growth rate. Karsten Flemin, senior analyst at the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, said during the Herning Conference said that there has been a lot of investment in the sector in Spain and the country’s increase in production has been finding outlets on the Asian market. “This year there has been a big increase, particularly when you see the May and June figures,” Mr Flemin said. Those figures show a 6.2 per cent rise in the Spanish pig herd standing at 26.983 million pigs compared to Germany, whose numbers stood still with just over 28. Read more...