The project addresses the economic effects of increasing the area requirement in pig farming.

Specifically, it looks at how the economy of the individual farm is affected if the current area requirements for sows, slaughter pigs and piglets are increased by 50 per cent. The increased area requirement has been translated into a reduction in the herd size by one third within the current barn and barn system. The economic effects are illustrated by means of two farms with pig production: one farm with pig farming as its main enterprise and one farm with combined grain production and pig farming. The reference farms are used by the Budget Committee for Agriculture in the annual agricultural negotiations.


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