Fewer Pigs Paying Off for Qld Pork Producers

AUSTRALIA - A strategic move to reduce pork production has paid off for Queensland pig producers.
calendar icon 9 July 2009
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics, ABC reports that since May last year, pig meat production dropped nine per cent to just 27,000 tonnes.

Australian Pork Limited delegate Paul Taylor says the deficit has saved the industry.

"Because, nationally, there was a nine per cent reduction in the sow numbers obviously the supply and demand equation became much more in our favour and because of that we've been receiving exceptionally good prices from about September/October last year," he says.

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