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The Market for Australian Pigmeats


  • McMillan, R.B.


Before the war the main market for Australia's pigmeat production was the home market; the export market was relatively small and of relatively recent growth. The war itself brought a number of changes. Not only were increased quantities of certain types of pigmeat required for the Services and for export to Britain, but it became necessary to introduce a fair degree of control over the industry to meet these requirements. There were also changes in production methods, grain-feeding receiving a new emphasis, though recently feed and materials shortages in all States have had a retarding influence. The time is thus ripe to ask what the future holds for the pig industry, and whether changed market conditions will mean that the war-time changes will be permanent. The answers to these questions are especially important to New South Wales, because of the leading position which this State occupies in pig-meat production.

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  • McMillan, R.B., 1946. "The Market for Australian Pigmeats," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 14(07), July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:remaae:8357

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