Portugal: pig slaughter decreases by 3.3% in 2023

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Published Feb 27, 2024

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According to preliminary data from the GPP, provided by INE, Portugal saw a decrease in pig slaughters in 2023 compared to 2022. The total number of pigs slaughtered fell by 3.3%, with the slaughter weight also decreasing by 3.2%. Piglet slaughters dropped by 7.3% and their slaughter weight fell by 6.4%. Cull breeders experienced an 18.4% decrease in slaughters and a 21.4% fall in total weight. Overall, 5,229,482 heads were slaughtered and approved for consumption in 2023, marking a 4.5% decrease from 2022.
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According to data published by the GPP, provided by INE as preliminary data, relating to pig slaughters in Portugal in the year 2023, and compared with the year 2022, these present a reduction of 3.3% in the total number of pigs slaughtered (-130384 heads), going from 3,969,649 pigs slaughtered in 2022 to 3,839,265 in 2023. This decrease is in addition to the 2% drop in slaughters that occurred in the same period of time in 2022 compared to 2021. The slaughter weight also decreased slightly, with a reduction of 3.2%, which means that in 2023 slightly heavier pigs were slaughtered than in 2022, having gone from 332,343.7 tons in 2022 to 321,813, 3 shades this year. This gives an average carcass weight of 83.8kg in 2023 when in 2022 it was 83.7kg! With regard to piglets, there was a 7.3% drop in slaughters of this type of animal (-107,152 heads) in total in the year 2023 compared to the same period in 2022, as the number of heads slaughtered this year was of 1,357,433 compared to ...
Source: 3tres3
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