Do you know that…
-Pork is one of the five basic products in human diet?.
-Catalonia is the first Spanish region in pig production and the sixth one in Europe?.
-In 2008, every Spanish person consumed 63,6 kg of pork on average (EU average was 47 kg per person)?.
-70% of pig production cost is feed?.
-The average range of piglets per gilt at birth is 11 piglets?.
-In the EU, pork is the most consumed meat (50%), it is followed by poultry (27,2%), beef (19,3%) and mutton (3,1%)?.
-A Pietrain boar can have 70% of lean meat percentage (this is, every 100 kgs of pork contains 70 kg of lean meat and 30 kg of fat, the highest percentage of lean meat in a pig)?.
-The gilt farrowing period is three months, three weeks and three days (120 days)?.
-Smithfield Foods is the most important pig producer company in USA and worldwide with 922.251 sows in 2009, followed by Triump Food with 371.500 reproductive sows?.
Sources: United Nations Statistics Division -UK TradeInfo- Mercolleida Weekly Report- Ancoporc