The pig industry in the US and Canada continues to feel the effects of Covid-19 and the pressure on packing plants. European pig processing plants also feel the effects of the virus more strongly.
For various reasons, Covid-19 has severely disrupted the US pig industry. On the one hand, various packing and processing plants throughout the country had to temporarily close its doors due to Covid-19 outbreaks among plant staff. On the other, some plants face delivery difficulties because for instance restaurants or the food service business had to close down.
The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.