International comparison of pig production costs 2015: results of InterPIG

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Abstract

Cost of pig production in the Netherlands is showing arrears compared to neighbouring countries, due to worsened feed costs, a modestly increasing sow performance, increasing manure disposal costs and increased labour costs. In piglet production, the Netherlands has a rather favourable cost position;
however, the gap with Germany has reduced. In fattening, the Netherlands has very high production costs. The analysis is based on the InterPIG Network.
The cost of pig production only partially explains differences in the competitive position of countries. A conceptual model on competitiveness in pig production has been presented. Dutch producers should boost added value production. An improved cooperation of farmers, as well as with other partners in the supply chain is required.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9789463434454
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameWageningen Economic Research report
No.2017-048

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