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Portugal: increase in the number of pigs slaughtered

The total number of pigs slaughtered in Portugal during the first quarter of this year is 1,306,373, representing an increase of 5.7% over the same period last year.

Thursday 28 May 2015 (3 years 2 months 20 days ago)
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According to the SIMA Bulletin, the total number of pigs slaughtered in Portugal during the first quarter of this year is 1,306,373, representing an increase of 5.7% over the same period last year (1,236,033 pigs).

As per the total weight, it goes up to 93,594 tonnes, a 6.1% more than the first quarter of 2014 (88,195 tonnes).

By age categories, a total of 195,612 piglets have been slaughtered, representing an increase of 21.5% compared to the first quarter of 2014, 1,100,612 fattening pigs, an increase of 3.3% over the same period of 2014 (1,065,074 animals), and 10,149 cull sows (1.4% more than in 2014 with 10,011 animals).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 / Boletim SIMA week 22 / Portugal.
http://www.gpp.pt

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