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Pork Production Around the World - Challenges & Opportunities: North Carolina

by 5m Editor
6 November 2006, at 12:00am

By Monte McCaw, Canadian Pork Council - This article is from a collection of the scientific papers presented at the 2006 London Swine Conference.

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The points listed below will be discussed more completely during the presentation. It is probably clear that all pork producers in “advanced” cultures are facing similar challenges to their methods, ability, and even right to make a living “raising hogs” or “producing pigmeat”.

These pressures are encouraging certain entities to move resources and make investments in “developing” regions of the world where regulations and labor costs are much less restrictive. The picture in these areas is not all roses however, as infrastructure is often poor, governments are unstable, policies also changeable, corruption and bribery add to costs of production, and cultures are not compatible with the “North American” or “European” work ethic or intensive approach to production.

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