Record for German slaughterhouses
Germany broke a record by
slaughtering a number of 885,000 pigs in the second week of
This increase is
partly due to growing pork export figures.
The last record
- 872,000 pigs - dated only from last September. According the German bureau for
statistics this year until September 1st, 32.6 million pigs were sent
This means an
extra 1.6 animals or a 3% year-on-year rise.
The pig meat
production increased with 95,000 tonnes to a total of just over 3 million
On average, each
week 800,000 pigs are slaughtered in Germany - this
is an 11% increase when compared to 2004.
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