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French pig farmers see the end of the tunnel

2022-07-05T16:52:58.614Z

The Plérin clock price is at its highest since 2001, but the producers are not covering all their costs.



For some 15,000 French pig farms, it's a breath of fresh air.

At the Plérin dial, the benchmark market for pork, the price approached 1.85 euros per kilo on Tuesday, after having stagnated in the spring around 1.70 euros.

This is a level not seen since 2001. This will allow the sector to raise its head a little, even if it

"does not yet cover, to within 10 or 20 centimes, our production costs increased by the rise in the cost of animal feed estimated at 40 euros for this year”,

observes François Valy, vice-president of Inaporc, the interprofession of the sector.

French pig farmers are coming out of a difficult period.

In the second half of 2021, they first suffered the soaring cost of feeding their livestock, which weighs 70% of the costs of a farm.

It increased the cost price of a producer beyond 2 euros per kilo last year.

This at a time when the impact of the outbreak of African swine fever cases in Germany shut down to…

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Source: lefigaro

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