Germany - Significant rise in pig meat production in the 3rd quarter of 2010

In the 3rd quarter of 2010, just under 2 million tonnes of meat were produced from commercial slaughtering in Germany, 4.2% more than in the same quarter a year earlier. As further reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), this rise was mainly due to the significant increase in the number of pigs slaughtered. The production of poultry meat is also on the rise, while the production of beef is declining.
Friday 19 November 2010 (7 years 6 months 7 days ago)
In the 3rd quarter of 2010, just under 2 million tonnes of meat were produced from commercial slaughtering in Germany, 4.2% more than in the same quarter a year earlier. As further reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), this rise was mainly due to the significant increase in the number of pigs slaughtered. The production of poultry meat is also on the rise, while the production of beef is declining.

The number of pigs slaughtered during the third trimester rose to 14,6 million, an increase of 5,6% (+ 774.400 animals) with respect to the same period last year. Concurrently, pork production has also risen, with an increase of 5,5%, (71.300 tons more), reaching 1,36 million tons.

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/press/pr/2010/11/PE10__417__413,templateId=renderPrint.psml

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