Sows stocks significantly reduced across Europe

(AMI) - The impact of the economic crisis in the EU on the existence-threatening low piglet prices in 2018 is becoming increasingly clear. For a long time, the sow farmers introduced widespread economic losses. With a time delay, a number of livestock farmers reacted and reacted with production tasks or a considerable restriction of sow stocks. This was already evident from the livestock census...
  • Small offer of slaughter pigs in Germany
  • Demand pull in global trade by China
  • Warmer temperatures could stimulate grilled meat demand
  • General uncertainty of the market due to new cases of ASP
  • In the meat trade, prices are under pressure rather than demand


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