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Czech Beef, Pork Output Decline In August

by 5m Editor
27 September 2004, at 12:00am

CZECH REPUBLIC - Czech meat output continues to fall, as it declined 6 % year-on-year in August. This is due to a fall in pork and beef production by 5.1 and 9.5% respectively, according to the Czech Statistical Office (CSU).

Meat production (without poultry) reached 36,569 tons in August, 1,700 tons more than in July.

Meanwhile, output for the eight months to August dipped by 5.8% to 323,149 tons, compared with the same period last year.

With 18 tons produced in August, mutton production continued to grow as seen by a year-on-year growth of over a quarter.

Milk purchases in January-August decreased by 2.1% and Czech dairies bought over 1.69 billion litres. In the month of August, milk purchases increased by 1.1% to 216.4 million litres.

Agriculture producer prices rose by 2.8% year-on-year for slaughter bulls, and those of slaughter pigs increased by as much as 14% in August.

From January-August, producer prices grew by 1.5 per cent for bulls and 7.7 per cent for pigs, compared with the same period last year.

Source: eFeedLink - 27th September 2004

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