Weekly Overview: US Pig Numbers: PED Costs Half a Piglet Per Litter

GLOBAL - The average number of piglets reared per litter and the number of animals in the feeding herd are both down, according to the latest quarterly statistics from the US, writes Jackie Linden. With the breeding herd slightly higher, are we beginning to see the impact on the market of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreaks in the US over the last 11 months? Canada now has 44 confirmed outbreaks and PED continues to be reported in Japan.
calendar icon 31 March 2014
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