Feed costs hit Spanish pig producers

16-04-2008 | |
Feed costs hit Spanish pig producers

Spanish pig producers are struggling with rising feedcosts, according to Spanish pig industry association Anprogapor. The association estimates that 15% of the 70,000 pig producers in Spain have ceased production.

Production costs in Spain are around €1.20 per kilo of delivered weight,
while market prices half-way through 2007 were around €0.90.

has stated that around 200,000 sows were taken out of production to reduce the
number of piglets. This action resulted in an increase in market prices, but not
high enough to generate more profit.

The problems have been caused
through drought, which the Spanish have been struggling with for the last four
years. Provincial governments have been calling for more water from elsewhere,
for example, from their neighbours, France.

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