Spain emerges as leading player in EU pork sector

Spain is on track to take over as the European Union’s top pork producer this year, toppling Germany from its dominant position.
calendar icon 7 October 2021
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Vielstaedte said Germany remained the company's "core market," but ASF was just one factor making it less attractive for pig farming and the international marketing of pork.

"We have a one sided regulatory burden ... as animal welfare and protecting the environment create extra costs and need new investment, but which are often not faced by farmers in other countries," he said.

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