Germany: ISN on real pig prices
If the price of pigs does not stabilise around €2 per
kilo in the next while, pork may become a scarce product.
Such is the opinion of Frans Meyer zu Holte, Chairman of the German pig
producers' organisation, ISN, at the 20th anniversary of the organisation on
March 7 in MÃ¼nster.
He continued further stating that producers in Central Europe have lost
income of around €2-2.5b in the last year. "Prices were 20% lower in the last
half year in comparison to a year previously. If you see that meat prices are
still around the same as in 2006, someone is making big money in the production
He also called for a more "business-like" approach from the EU to allowing
the use of GM feedstuffs such as corn and soya.
Looking to the future, he guaranteed market transparency for the some 11,864
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