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Weaners Pouring Out of Denmark

by 5m Editor
15 June 2009, at 11:10am

DENMARK - Weaners continue to pour out of Denmark. During April over 640,000 weaners were exported — a staggering increase of 61 per cent on April last year. Total export of piglets during the first four months of this year are up over 40 per cent on the same period last year.

The accelerating flow of Danish weaners to Germany means exports of Danish pigmeat will fall this year.

German meat exports increased 18 per cent in volume in the first quarter of this year. In value, exports of meat and meat products rose by 13.3 per cent. Last year over 40 per cent of pigmeat produced by Westfleisch went for export and the slaughterer's profits hit record levels at over 31.7m.

Spain's exports are looking healthy too. Spain exports 1.3m tonnes of pork a year, which is about 36 per cent of home production. Last year exports increased by 25 per cent.