Slaughterweight of pigs drops
The slaughterweight of pigs has dropped this year,
according to a report from German market and price analysis centre,
In the first 11 weeks of this year, German class E-P pigs, weighed on average
94.5kg - which represents a reduction of 400g in fat on their
In both France and the Netherlands, pigs are also lighter, while in
Denmark and the UK, a clear increase in slaughterweight was recorded.
Pig producer associations are recommending a reduction in slaughterweight on
account of the expensive feed prices at the moment.
Large slaughter companies are, however, paying less for pigs that are too
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