Czech meat production grows 2.2 pct to 114,468 t in Q2 yr/yr-CSU


30.07.2014 09:57

Prague - Czech meat production rose by 2.2 percent in Q2 yr/yr to 114,468 tonnes and milk purchases were 0.5 percent higher at 599.729 million litres, the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) said today.


Maso - zpracování masa - ilustrační foto. ČTK/AP

Beef and veal production rose by 1.1 percent to 16,178 tonnes, pigmeat production reached 60,606 tonnes, surpassing the 60,000 level for the first time since Q4 2012, the CSU said. The annual hike reached 2.7 percent.

Poultry meat production totalled 37,603 tonnes, 1.9 percent more from Q2 2013.

Prices of cattle for slaughter went down in all categories in annual terms: for calves by 14.9 percent, for cows by 5.8 percent, for heifers by 2.1 percent, and for bulls - the most important category of slaughter animals - prices decreased by 0.2 percent only, statisticians said.

The average price of slaughter bulls was Kc46.10 per kg of live weight or Kc83.90 per kg of carcass weight.

Prices of slaughter pigs increased by 3.9 percent. They were sold for an average Kc32.81 per kg of live weight or Kc42.16 per kg of carcass weight.

Prices of chicken for slaughter decreased by 5.3 percent, the average price in the first-quality class being Kc23.75 per kg of live weight.

Milk prices added 19.1 percent year-on-year, and farmers sold milk for an average Kc9.76 per litre, the CSU said.

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