Deep-red figures for breeders in Mid-Europe
The German organisation of pig producers ISN has sent
out a desperate message, talking about 'swine prices misery' and 'deep-red figures'. According to
ISN, feed and energy prices have doubled in the last 12
Especially for breeding companies in Middle-Europe the situation is
worrying, even fatal, said ISN chairman Franz Meyer zu Holte, as prices paid for
pigs and piglets are nowhere near break-even at the moment.
Middle Europe lost about €2.5 billion capital money in the last year". In the
meantime, another €1 billion can be added to that amount, according to ISN.
The ISN added, "On one hand, we'd like to provide high-quality pork
against competitive prices for our consumers, but on the other hand we see
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