Pigs outnumber people in German state

GERMANY - For the first time in 20 years, pigs outnumber people in the state of Lower Saxony, the pig capital of pork-loving Germany.
calendar icon 12 January 2007
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The state farmers' association said Thursday that, as of the end of 2006, the number of swine hit 8.02 million, as good prices led to increased herd numbers.

At the same time, the state's population fell to 7.996 million, after peaking over the 8 million mark in 2004.

The last time there was a preponderance of pigs over people in Lower Saxony, which traditionally has the largest herds in the country, was in 1987. At that time, the number of pigs stood at 7.56 million to 7.16 human residents.

Source: The Conservative Voice

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