1556: Feed prices cause hardship for intensive livestock
As feed prices continue to increase, John Newton and David Moorhouse from the ADAS Sustainable Livestock Group look at the implications
Year of Publication2012
Forecasted poor harvests are driving up wheat and soya prices. The potential effect of these feed price increases will be to increase the current cost of production of pigs to 173p/kg with producers currently receiving around 150p/kg. For enriched cage egg producers, the increase would equate to a 7 pence per dozen increase and 9.7 pence a dozen for free range production.
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- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Poultry & egg production
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Pig production
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