The Danish pork industry is changing

The world’s fourth largest exporter of pork is experiencing a heavy increase in its export of live pigs and piglets.

By Mads Sejer Nielsen

 According to a new an analysis from Statistics Denmark, Denmark exported around 14,2 million living piglets last year. That’s an increase of more than ten million in ten years with the primary importers being Germany and Poland. In relation, Denmark has also experienced less domestic butchering of finishers and piglets.

The analysis also concludes that Danish production of pigs are going through a change where the majority of the productions are becoming more specialised in either production of piglets or finishers.

As of July 1. Denmark holds around eight percent of the total population of pigs in the EU.

Intended for anyone who likes bacon or pork. Mainly EU citizens.