Continuing reduction in pig numbers

BELGIUM - The Belgian August pig census shows that the reduction in pig numbers evident earlier in the year has continued.
calendar icon 30 January 2003
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Total pig numbers were over four per cent down on the 2001 August census and one per cent lower than the number recorded in April 2002.

The breeding herd showed a decline of three per cent compared with a year earlier.

Source: Meat and Livestock Commission - January 2003

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