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Low Prices Trigger Decline in EU Reproductive Pig Herd

  • 2 Nov 10:24

Despite the decreasing pig meat prices, the lag in the adjustment of pig production meant that EU slaughterings continued to go up in the second quarter of 2015 compared to 2014 although at a slower pace, reaching +3.9 per cent for the whole first half of the year. Almost all Member States increased production. Themost remarkable growth was recorded in Spain (+9.1 per cent or 265 000 tonnes in first half of 2015) basedon a strong increase of breeding sows (+5 per cent or105 000 heads), according to theEU Autumn 2015 Short-term Outlook. Higher production was recorded alsoin the other major pig meat producers: Denmark,Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium,. Read more...