Germans reach a record in pigmeat production
German pigmeat production reached a record of 4.6
million tonnes last year, according to figures released by the German National
Pigmeat production therefore accounted for 67.5% of the 6.9 million tonnes of
total meat production in Germany. This was followed by beef production at 1.2
million tonnes and poultrymeat at 1.0 million tonnes.
According to information from the German agricultural
ministry, pigmeat production rose some 3.7% in 2006 while beef and veal output
rose 2.4%. Poultrymeat production fell by 0.4%.
The number of pig
slaughterings grew by 1.9 million head, or 4.0%, in comparison to one year
earlier, to reach a record 49.8 million head, with rises reported in
slaughterings of both domestic and pigs of foreign origins.
percentage foreign-bred pigs slaughtered in Germany rose to 7.4% - in 2005, the
figure stood at 6.7%.
Related web sites:
Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
â€¢ German National Statistical Office
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