Germany rises feed prices
Animal feed costs could be rising in Germany as a consequence of the swill
feeding ban which came into effect on November 1st,
Swill contains high amounts of proteins and energy according to German pig
producers. They claim the feed prices will most certainly rise tremendously as
the prices for grains and proteins are very high at the moment.
the Agricultural Chamber of the German state of North Rhine Westphalia, swill is
an innocent and hygienic product.
however, Classical Swine Fever (CSF) broke out in Germany as a consequence of
swill feeding to pigs. One of the measures in order to keep the country free of
CSF was the swill feeding ban.
free of Classical Swine Fever (17 November 2006)
Agricultural Chamber of North Rhine
Westphalia (in German)
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