Poland: Annual Livestock Report

Post forecasts Polish swine inventories to increase by 3 percent in 2017 due to the favorable farmgate prices and reduced feed costs. Swine inventories will continue to grow in 2018, although at a slower pace than 2017. African Swine Fever (ASF) detections in eastern Poland will hamper production growth because of import bans imposed on Polish pork by some trading partners. Pork production in 2017 is expected to decrease by one percent as a result of reduced slaughter. 2017 piglet imports from Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands will grow and supplement domestic production. Cattle inventories will increase in 2017 by about 3 percent, driven mainly by an increase in Poland’s beef herd. Beef production is expected to increase by 8 percent in 2017 because of higher cattle inventories and expanding beef slaughter. The Polish dairy herd will remain stable.

Poland: Annual Livestock Report