According to the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO), meat production in the Czech Republic fell by 1.5% year-on-year in the first quarter. The decline was seen mainly in beef, less in poultry and pork. At the same time, milk production increased by 2.2% compared to 2019 data. Photo credit: Freepik
Czech Republic, May 15 (BD) – In the first quarter of 2022, total meat production decreased by 1.5% year-on-year to 111,669 tonnes. Beef production decreased the most (-2.3%, to 17,435 tons). Meat production by pig farmers was 52,710 tonnes (-1.0%) and poultry meat production was 41,502 tonnes (-1.6%).
The number of fat pigs slaughtered fell year-on-year to 558,800 (-2.2%). Overall, in the first quarter, the number of pigs on farms fell 5.6% year on year to 1.43 million, and the number of sows fell by more than 10% to around 81,000.
“The animal production results for the first quarter of 2022 highlight the decline in meat production and, in particular in the case of pigs, the already evident drop in their numbers due to the unsustainable gap between the rate of growth in input prices and the prices at which farmers sell their products,” said Markéta Fiedlerová, an expert at the CZSO’s Agriculture and Forestry Statistics Unit.
During the period under review, beef production in slaughterhouses fell to 17,435 tons (-2.3% year-on-year). A total of 56,100 head of cattle were slaughtered (-3.2%), including 22,500 bulls (-6.8%), 25,100 cows (+0.9%) and 6,500 heifers (-6.1 %).
Prices for slaughter chickens increased by 1.7%, with producers selling premium quality at an average of CZK 23.66/kg live. On April 1, the number of poultry fell by 3.3% over one year to 23 million, including a 6.4% drop in the number of hens, to 7.6 million.
The only livestock product that measured growth in the first quarter of 2022 was milk. Indeed, 770,975 thousand liters of milk (+2.2%) were collected from national producers, of which 670,536 thousand liters (+2.6%) were purchased by dairies. The number of sheep decreased by 4.9% to 174,000 and the number of goats by 3.2% to less than 25,000 animals. Producer prices for farm milk increased by 14% compared to the previous year.https://brnodaily.com/2022/05/15/news/business/meat-production-in-decline-in-the-czech-republic-while-milk-production-is-increasing/https://brnodaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/farmer-cattleman-walking-through-domestic-animals-farm-with-tablet-and-observing-cows-1024×683.jpghttps://brnodaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/farmer-cattleman-walking-through-domestic-animals-farm-with-tablet-and-observing-cows-150×100.jpgBusinessCzech Republic / WorldCzech Republic,Meat,Milk,News,ProductionAccording to the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO), meat production in the Czech Republic fell by 1.5% year-on-year in the first quarter. The decline was seen mainly in beef, less in poultry and pork. At the same time, milk production increased by 2.2% compared to 2019 data. Photo credit: FreepikCzech Republic, May…Ilaria Brizi
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