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Press release 211 / 2013-06-25: Number of pig-keeping holdings down 7.5%

WIESBADEN – According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), there were about 28,000 holdings keeping pigs in Germany, including about 11,200 holdings with breeding sows, on reference day 3 May 2013. A total of approximately 27.4 million pigs were kept. Thus the number of pig-keeping holdings was down 7.5% from 2012, that of pigs covered by 2.5%.

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