Australia: more pig farmers may quit
There are signs that confidence is low in the
Australian pork industry with more pig farmers expected to leave due to high
feed grain prices and competition from imports.
Dr Bruce Mullan, Western Australia's Department of Agriculture and Food, said
the industry stands to lose several thousand sows if the exit
"There is an oversupply of product for the market and that
has been brought about mainly by record high levels of imports coming in, of
product for processing so producer margins at the moment are very, very tight
and there are already some producers who have decided to exit the
Department of agriculture and
food, Western Australia
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