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Pig production expansion in the U.S. stopped

Expansion der Schweineproduktion in den USA gestoppt
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Frozen Pork Cuts
United States
Price Trend
Supply Yield / Stock Quantity
Apr 7, 2021
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According to the USDA, pig populations in the US have not continued to grow for the time being. The falling battle figures are driving up prices.
In the United States, the signs in the pig market are no longer pointing to expansion; the farmers have stocked up their stocks again since September 2020. The consequences of this development are already noticeable in falling battle figures and significantly rising prices. According to data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a total of 74.77 million pigs were still kept nationwide as of March 1, 2021; that was around 1.4 million animals or 1.8% less than twelve months earlier. According to the survey, declines were recorded in all animal categories. According to the USDA, a total of 6.11 million sows are expected to farrow between December 2020 and May 2021; that would be 1.7% less than in the same period of the previous year. For the first time in years, the productivity of the sows also showed weaknesses. In the last recorded period from December 2020 to February 2021, an average of 10.94 piglets per litter were born alive; that was 0.5% less than in the same period ...
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