Holland trades more finisher pigs
Until September the Netherlands have exported 2.1
million finisher pigs, a 5.4% growth compared to 2005.
Especially exports to Germany rose sharply. From January to September the
country altogether bought 2.1 million pigs, a 12% growth.
Finisher pig imports increased too, by 9.8%. Despite this figure the number
of slaughterings dropped by 2.5% to 10.5 million.
Piglet imports grew tenfold to almost 20,000 head, probably because of
Dutch pig producers having their breeding facilities in Germany or
Dutch piglet exports have increased sharply in the first nine months of
2006 - 14% more piglets were exported than in the same period last year.
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