Ismea: A good year for poultry farming, swine industry loses ground and now the worry is about the rising commodity prices in Europe

Frozen Pork Ham & Shoulder
Published Apr 8, 2021

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A differentiated impact on the various livestock supply chains. The economic consequences of the measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus have had different traits in the agro-food-livestock sector. The pig production chain has shown, for example, the structural limits that qualify it, such as the dependence on the processing of heavy pigs; the dairy industry has suffered the contraction in trade while poultry farming has shown greater resilience.

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In the latest report dedicated to the pandemic, one year after the first lockdown, Ismea takes stock of the effects of the health emergency. Finally, with reference to the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, the institute found a problem common to various sectors, already denounced by several voices: the increase in the prices of raw materials, both cereals and vegetable proteins. Dairy The most significant repercussions were in the first half of 2020 with the closure of the Horeca channel. Trade was affected by restrictions, surpluses were created and the prices of the main products fell. The minimum level was reached in June: -31% for the price of Parmigiano Reggiano and -23% for Grana Padano compared to 2019. With the slowdown in the activity of dairies, the availability of milk has increased and consequently the price it collapsed: € 30/100 kg in April, with a gap of almost € 10 since the beginning of the year. In farms, the price of farm-gate milk averaged € 36.6 / 100 l ...
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