The current situation in China has many similarities to the old-time hog cycle liquidation phase.
Guillem Burset foresees a very profitable 2019, but not for all the actors in the Spanish pig sector.
The relationship between the farmer and the abattoir, daily and passionate most of the time, ends up creating a bond. Its quality will, undoubtedly, be put to the test in Spain.
Pork supply, pork consumption and purchasing power in China, US and China trade war and globalism are some of the balls in play and many more are to come.
Spain is the leading supplier of pork for France, with more than 315,000 tonnes per year.
The cornerstone of the Spanish pig sector is the extreme efficiency of its abattoirs and cutting rooms.
Dennis DiPietre is increasingly convinced that 2019 is setting up to be the year of the great pork price mirage.
Ending the year with a price similar to that of the cost price and with a more than significant growth in production can only be considered as excellent.