Revenues Spike For Beef & Pork Producers On US Drought, Pig Disease

Operating revenues for Canada’s beef and pork producers jumped in 2014, as farmers in the United States suffered from drought and a pig epidemic.

That was great for farmers’ bottom lines, but meant that consumers paid more for meat last year.

Financial data about Canadian farming was released today by Statistics Canada.

Farm gate prices for Canadian pork producers rose because of an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea in the United States, which killed millions of piglets there, explains University of Guelph professor Sylvain Charlebois.

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