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February on the upswing for pig farming

On the other hand, the profitability of both slaughtering and curing declines

09, Mar 2023

February's figures for the Italian pig industry show a recovery. Driven by the rise in the prices of heavy slaughter pigs, the Crefis profitability index for the closed cycle increased by 7.8% compared to the previous month, also with a positive trend change of +19.1%. It must be emphasised that these favourable values are substantially due to the scarcity of animals and the consequent reduction in the number of slaughterings, which produced an increase in slaughterhouse prices.


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