In December 2015 the pig population in Poland included 10,590,200 animals, 6% lower than the same period last year (−675,400 animals) and 9% lower than in June 2015 (−1,049,600.)
Noticeably, the decline in the number of breeding sows reached a significant 14.8%, the ensuing census amounting to 814,400 animals.
The decrease in the number of dams and, therefore, of piglets, is being offset by a large import of piglets under 50 kg live weight. Imports until December amounted to 4,237,700 animals, 8.3% more than in 2014.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 / GUS / Poland.