At the beginning of this century, Germany’s pig industry grew at a rapid pace. In recent years, however, the growth has levelled off. Rather than opportunities, the country now faces challenges. How to deal with low prices, environmental legislation and animal welfare demands while remaining in business?

German pig meat production and exports have shown remarkable dynamics over the past decade. Most recent data show, however, that this boom phase has levelled off and entered a phase of only low growth rates or even stagnation. In this article, the development of pig meat production and trade will be documented for the period from 2010 to 2015 and an outlook for the coming years will be given.

Source: Pig Progress, 30 sept 2016