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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

P C. Beck

Keywords

Pigs, Prices, Western Australia

First Page Number

959

Last Page Number

960

Abstract

A rapid increase in pig numbers and an unfavourable export situation have precipitated the present depression in the pig industry. Concentration on quality production and a gradual reduction in numbers should bring back a more stable situation, says Dairy Division pig specialist P. Beck. Big fluctuations in the pig population—the basic cause of cycles of boom and depression in the industry—would be avoided if more farmers adopted a fixed farm level policy towards the industry.

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