German pig producers in trouble by feed prices
In Germany, like in many other countries worldwide, the impact of feed price
rises is felt in the nation's pig industry.
Increased feed prices for pigs will cause German pig producers to get in
trouble, warned Franz-Josef Moellers, vice-president of the German Farmers
Union. This eventually could lead to a crisis in the pig
In order to face the crisis, it is
would be urgent to rise production prices rise soon to come into harmony with
costs for feed, the vice-president said. Consumer pork prices, he felt, should
be brought into line with rising prices for other
Moellers also demanded that the German government should
open the markets of countries in Asia as this is where the biggest growth
opportunities for the sector are located.
Germany, at the moment, prices of lower than €30 are being paid for pigs to
producers. Usually, a price of approximately €65 per pig would cover all
Moellers said he considers the small average size of
producers in Germany, compared to the Netherlands or Denmark, to be a
Moellers' remarks are heard everywhere in
Europe and across the world. At the latest SPACE show in France, the French
institute for pig and pork industry (IFIP) voiced the same
â€¢ French Institute for Pig and Pork Industry (IFIP)
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