At the latest meeting between the price quotation advisory council of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture (LWK) and the piglet marketing working group of the Livestock and Meat Producers' Association (VEZG), the two organizations discussed how piglets from the North-West of the Chamber of Agriculture of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia should be quoted. After the end of the transition period of the new German Animal Welfare Act, the VEZG's price recommendation will be adjusted to the new marketing situation.
The experts on the advisory board estimate that the majority of piglets finished in Germany will continue to be castrated in order to meet the market requirements for slaughter pigs.
Since January 1, 2021, piglets castrated under anesthesia in accordance with the new Animal Welfare Act receive a surcharge of €2 per animal if they are sold in a batch with a balanced male/female ratio.
This means that a surcharge of at least four euros per castrated male piglet is paid to compensate piglet producers for the additional costs resulting from castration under anesthesia.
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