Category Archives: EUROPEAN & SPANISH REGULATIONS

2013: THE ODYSSEY FOR EUROPEAN PIG PRODUCERS AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR USA

On January 1st 2013 all European pig farms must be adapted to the new Animal Welfare Regulations for Livestock. European pig producers will assume the high costs for the  compliance of our farms with the new regulations, the decline in pig production, the subsequent rising costs and the lose of competitiveness in comparison to non-European producers that do not have to implement such restrictive standards. Continue reading

PIG MEAT SECTOR SCOPE FOR 2011-2012

EU agricultural markets are strongly affected by the macroeconomic outlook. The overall EU meat market in 2010 was characterised by an increase in production (2.4%) and a recovery in EU net trade position. Production continues to increase in 2011, but is expected to decrease slightly, by -0.3% in 2012. Overall EU meat consumption in 2012 is likely to remain at the level of 2010. Continue reading