Lithuania: Lithuanian Livestock Sector Under Pressure of ASF and Dairy Crises

The restrictions on exports of pork caused by the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) and the continuing effect of the Russian ban on imports of live swine resulted in a four percent decrease of swine inventories in 2015 and are expected to adversely affect swine numbers in 2016. Production of pork in 2016 is expected to decrease by six percent as a result of the lower swine inventories. In 2016 the reduction of dairy cattle numbers is expected to be offset by higher inventories of beef cattle.

Lithuania: Lithuanian Livestock Sector Under Pressure of ASF and Dairy Crises