Continuous growth of Dutch pig exports
Dutch exports of finisher pigs and piglets keep on
rising in 2007.
That conclusion can be drawn from figures published by the Dutch Product
Board for Livestock and Meat (PVV).
week 10, the Dutch sold 904,689 piglets to foreign buyers - a 10.8% growth in
comparison to 2006.
The majority of the increase in piglets went to
Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary and Croatia. Less pigs were exported to Romania
In finisher pigs, a 4.7% growth
could be seen - which equals to an amount of 606,466 animals.
finishers went to slautherhouses in Germany and Belgium. Italy and Hungary
appeared less interested.
Last year, the Dutch pig producers already
exported a record amount of pigs and piglets.
Dutch Product Board for Livestock and Meat (PVV)
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