In the third quarter of 2011, 15.2 million pigs were commercially slaughtered in Germany, that was 3.5% or 521,000 animals more than in the same quarter a year earlier.
As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), this exceeded the previous record number of pig slaughterings of the fourth quarter of 2010 (just under 15.1 million pigs).
Compared with the previous year, the slaughterings of pigs of domestic origin in the third quarter 2011 rose 4.5%, while those of imported pigs were down 5.7%. The total quantity of pork produced was up 4.3% to 1.42 million tonnes compared with the same period of the previous year.
Monday November 14, 2011/ Destatis/ Germany.