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Record number 561069
Title International comparison of pig production costs 2018 : Results of InterPIG
Author(s) Hoste, Robert
Source Wageningen : Wageningen Economic Research (Wageningen Economic Research report 2020-007) - ISBN 9789463952804 - 28
Department(s) Consumer and Chain
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2020
Abstract The cost of pig production in the Netherlands is in a medium position, compared to the Netherlands’ direct neighbours, as it is characterized by a high sow performance and feed efficiency, as well as high costs for environmental protection and animal welfare. In piglet production, the Netherlands has a rather favourable cost position. This analysis is based on the InterPIG network.In light of the current market situation, it is necessary for European producers and supply chains toprepare for a future price collapse. Since the Western European market is a front-runner in focusingon sustainability and animal welfare, EU producers should focus on long-term cooperation and supply to high-end markets.
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