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Drop in the number of pigs slaughtered in the EU

18-Aug-2014 (2 days ago)
In April there was a drop in the monthly marketed pigs in the main European countries: -2.8% globally, compared to April 2013. The main producers showed different trends: Germany and Spain reduced the number of slaughterings by 3.5%, while Denmark (-11.5%) and The Netherlands (-13.5%) had more significant reductions. France was almost stable (+0.3%), while Poland had a very remarkable increase (+23%).
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