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Record number 519801
Title International comparison of pig production costs 2015 : results of InterPIG
Author(s) Hoste, Robert
Source Den Haag : Wageningen Economic Research (Wageningen Economic Research report 2017-048) - ISBN 9789463434454 - 27
Department(s) LEI Consumer and Chain
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2017
Abstract Cost of pig production in the Netherlands is showing arrears compared to neighbouring countries, due to worsened feed costs, a modestly increasing sow performance, increasing manure disposal costs and increased labour costs. In piglet production, the Netherlands has a rather favourable cost position;
however, the gap with Germany has reduced. In fattening, the Netherlands has very high production costs. The analysis is based on the InterPIG Network.
The cost of pig production only partially explains differences in the competitive position of countries. A conceptual model on competitiveness in pig production has been presented. Dutch producers should boost added value production. An improved cooperation of farmers, as well as with other partners in the supply chain is required.
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