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Prices remain stable -

Pork market: prices remain stable - what does the pre-Easter week bring? Germany: Despite the restrictions in shopping and consumption behavior due to the Corona epidemic, pig prices remain surprisingly stable. The battle figures dropped back to a still high 926,611 pieces . The slaughter weights, at 96.6 kg , indicate that early deliveries were included. The pre-registrations of 220,100 pigs for...
  • moderate slaughter numbers
  • unchanged low pre-registrations
  • Pre-easter business
  • increasing third country exports with clear signs
  • Pandemic-related restrictions on production and domestic sales
  • slump in Italy exports.

ZMP Market Analyses

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