Czech pig farmers to demonstrate
This week, pig producers in the Czech Republic plan
demonstrations in Prague in front of the agriculture ministry in protest against
lower pig prices.
According to the president of the Czech and Moravian Pig Breeders Union,
Jaroslav Hajda, a mass demonstration "cannot be avoided".
"The current negotiations with agriculture minister Petr Gandalovic have come
to nothing," said Jan Veleba, president of the Czech agriculture chamber in an
interview with the Prague business newspaper Hospodarske Noviny.
Expensive feed has rendered pig production in
the Czech Republic unprofitable say farmers' representatives. Pavel Krejcik,
head of the sales cooperative of meat producers Centroodbyt, has called for
rapid intervention by the Czech state as pigmeat prices on the domestic market
could double in the coming year.
â€¢ Hospodarske Noviny (in
â€¢ Centroodbyt (in
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