Covid-19: US pig markets still suffer; Europe feels effects too

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.
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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.