Danish Slaughterings Will Continue To Fall

DENMARK - Denmark's four percent fall in sow numbers - as highlighted in its January census - is being attributed to tether ban legislation and smaller producers leaving the industry.
calendar icon 10 April 2006
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Production levels and prices this year are estimated to be comparable to last year's levels. Environmental constraints in Denmark and cheaper labour in Germany will see a continued reduction in Danish slaughterings.

More live piglets are being sent to Germany by producers seeking to escape Denmark's chronically low pig prices. Meanwhile Germany forecasts a 2.2 percent improvement in sow productivity this year and an estimated increase of live pig imports of 5.8 percent.

German farmers are investing in more fattening units and abattoirs are increasing slaughter capacity, especially in the eastern part of the country.

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