CSO: Fewer pigs and cattle, but more hens were kept at the end of last year in Hungary

Other Frozen Pork Cuts
Published Mar 22, 2022

Original content

On December 1 last year, the number of pigs was 4.4 per cent, the number of cattle 3.3 per cent and the number of sheep 6.0 per cent lower than a year earlier, but 11 per cent more hens were kept in the country, the Central Statistical Office said in a summary published on Monday ( KSH). 2.7 million pigs were bred in Hungary at the end of 2021. The significant increase in the price of feed grains played a major role in the development of livestock: the purchase price of feed maize increased by 47%, that of feed barley by 33% and that of feed wheat by 32% compared to 2020. The number of pigs was 2.7 million on December 1, and the number of sows in the herd fell by 4.1 percent to 157,000 in one year. Last year, the purchase price of slaughter pigs was HUF 386, which is 12 percent lower than in the previous year and has not been so low since 2018. The low purchase price was coupled with higher production costs, mainly due to significant increases in feed and energy prices. The number ...
Source: Trademagazin
By clicking “Accept Cookies,” I agree to provide cookies for statistical and personalized preference purposes. To learn more about our cookies, please read our Privacy Policy.