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Fewer Pigs Paying Off for Qld Pork Producers

by 5m Editor
9 July 2009, at 9:27am

AUSTRALIA - A strategic move to reduce pork production has paid off for Queensland pig producers.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics, ABC reports that since May last year, pig meat production dropped nine per cent to just 27,000 tonnes.

Australian Pork Limited delegate Paul Taylor says the deficit has saved the industry.

"Because, nationally, there was a nine per cent reduction in the sow numbers obviously the supply and demand equation became much more in our favour and because of that we've been receiving exceptionally good prices from about September/October last year," he says.