Increasing Global Demand Requires Rapid Production Increase, Changes

A recent study from Elanco shows pork production will need to increase by about one-ounce per person each week to meet global pork demand - which is expected to increase 50-percent by 2050. That means pork production around the world would need to increase from 118-million tons in 2014 to 179-million tons - and pigs would need to weigh nine-pounds more than current leading producers' weight of around 273-pounds. Elanco President of U.S. Operations Rob Aukerman says producers will have to accept innovation and best practices and bring new technologies and practices to the market to meet this demand.

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