Based on preliminary outcomes from the Statistical Workplace of North Rhine-Westphalia, as of Might 3, 2022, the pig herd in Germany’s second-largest pig-producing state reached 6.1 million head, down 3.4% from November 2021 (6.3 million head). Likewise, the variety of pig farms additionally fell by 2.3% (6,030), which represents 140 fewer farms than six months in the past.
By class, in Might of this 12 months, the variety of ending pigs, which symbolize virtually 50% of the overall pig herd, was 2.97 million head (-5.1% in comparison with November 2021). The variety of ending pigs between 50 and 80 kg skilled a slight enhance (+1.8%), with 1.36 million head, however, then again, the variety of ending pigs between 80 and 110 kg (-11%), with 1.28 million head, and 110 kg (-7.6%), with 337,200 head, fell. The variety of younger pigs <50kg additionally decreased, with 987,000 head (-11.8%), whereas the variety of piglets grew, with 1.77 million head (+4.9%).
June 29, 2022/ Statistical Workplace of North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany.