The government will implement a ” emergency plan “ 270 million euros to support pig farmers, weakened by the surge in their costs (in particular cereals intended for animal feed, such as wheat, corn, soybean cake and rapeseed) and courses in Bern, announced Monday, January 31 the Minister of Agriculture, Julien Denormandie.
Mobilization of breeders
“On the one hand, you have charges that are increasing and on the other side you have prices that are falling, which are deeply weakened. This scissor effect, as it is called, leads to an absolutely worrying situation for many pig farms”said the Minister after a meeting with industry professionals.
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Breeders have been mobilizing for several weeks, especially in Brittany, where 300 farmers demonstrated in Saint-Brieuc on January 23. The latter had called on the State for help to absorb the 440 million losses suffered in 2021. On average, a pig raised represents a loss of 25 to 30 € for them. The fall in Chinese demand is also in question.