UK’s high pig costs

The UK’s pig costs are 8% above the European Union (EU) average, a report says.

The InterPIG report looks at 12 EU countries plus Canada and Brazil.

The Czech republic had the highest costs at 183p/kg dw and the Mato Grosso state in Brazil had the lowest at 87p/kg dw. The UK’s costs were 146p/kg. Most countries reported a rise in feed costs in 2010, but France and the Netherlands were down 4%.