Thailand - hot weather and drought cut pig production

Unprecedented hot weather in many areas in Thailand (43-44 ºC) has resulted in lower pig production as the animals are suffering heat stress and eating less.
Friday 14 May 2010 (8 years 7 days ago)
Unprecedented hot weather in many areas in Thailand (43-44 ºC) has resulted in lower pig production as the animals are suffering heat stress and eating less.

Also the drought has caused farmers to purchase additional water and this has raised production cost. Many farmers have reduced their sow population and this has contracted the market by around 30%.

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