Pig prices at all new low in Austria
In view of a catastrophic market situation for piglets
and slaughter pigs, Austrian Ã–VP member of parliament, Jakob Auer, has appealed
to pig processors to slow down the piglet market and to concentrate on trade of
fresh meat in order to revive the entire pork market.
"Although it is difficult to combat European and international competition,
the farmers and consumers should all work together to bring this enormous fall
in pig prices back to a reasonable level. In particular, piglet prices have
fallen dramatically and are falling further at now €1.30 per kilo in comparison
to €2 per kilo last year."
Piglet producers cannot produce at reasonable cost over a
long period now because of high feed prices. This is a European problem. On
account of the strong euro, exports to Russia cannot compete with cheaper
competition from Brazil.
Auer has called for a marketing campaign to
boost domestic pork sales.
â€¢ Austrian Farmers'
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