Possibly smaller herds for Latvian pig breeders
Increases in feed and other costs
could force Latvian pig breeders to reduce the size of their herds, Varis
Simanis, chairman of the Latvian Pig Breeders Association,
He said many pig
breeders were already experiencing reporting losses, and added that the
situation could turn worse in spring when farmers run out of grain
While grain prices have soared,
selling prices for meat have slumped, Simanis claimed. "Whereas last year pork
was purchased at €1.08-1.09 per kilogramme, now the purchase price is €0.99-1.02
per kilogramme," he noted.
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