Olympics to exacerbate pork deficit

  • 2008-05-28
  • Staff and wire reports
VILNIUS - Lithuania's rising meat prices are likely to worsen in the weeks leading up to the Beijing Olympic games as China may begin placing large orders for pork, local meat processors said. "The Chinese use a lot of pork, and so demand will increase during the Olympics. If they buy up a lot of pork on the western market, then Europe will feel the deficit too," said Rimas Frizinskas, commercial director of Samsonas, a meat processor.Lithuania's slaughter houses have been forced to buy more pork abroad given the deficit of pig on the domestic market. If a year ago a kilogram of por...
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