The pig population in Ukraine decreased by 5.5%


As of January 1, 2017, in Ukraine, there were of 6.69 million pigs. It is on 390 thousand (5.5%) is less than a year ago. Reported by the Association of Pig producers of Ukraine.

In particular, has undergone the largest reduction in the number of pigs in the household sector: a minus of 7.7% compared to the beginning of 2016 year to 3.12 million head. The reduction of the industrial population was moderate (minus 4.6%), and its population decreased to 35.7 million head. Accordingly, industrial livestock at the beginning of the year "won" 1% of the specific weight of farms in the population, so its share in the total number of pigs is more than 53%.

At the same time, reducing the capacity of industrial pig touched 70% of areas.

It is also reported that the results of the year 2016, sales of pigs for slaughter by agricultural enterprises decreased to 540,2 thousand tons in live weight which is 1.6% less than in 2015



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