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Acta Universitatis Cibiniensis. Series E: Food Technology

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Animal Carcass Pricing Grid. Evidences from the Romanian Pigmeat Market

Roxana Savescu / Georg Ploetz
Published Online: 2015-08-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aucft-2015-0003


Until the introduction of SEUROP system, price negotiation between pig producers and slaughterhouses was based on two subjective criteria: animal weight and visual inspection of the quality of pigs. To ensure producers a fair payment, European Union created the possibility of binding the price on two objective factors: carcass weight and carcass composition. This paper describes the pricing mechanism developed by Romania in order to respond to European Union requirements for ensuring a fair payment to pig producers. It raises the attention on the difficulties encountered by the producers in understanding the way the commercial value of a pig carcass is calculated in case the selling price is negotiated on a flat rate basis or on a lean content basis (per kg of carcass weight or per kg of live weight).

Keywords: Quality; prices; grading; SEUROP; pig carcass classification


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Published Online: 2015-08-04

Published in Print: 2015-07-01

Citation Information: Acta Universitatis Cibiniensis. Series E: Food Technology, Volume 19, Issue 1, Pages 19–26, ISSN (Online) 2344-150X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aucft-2015-0003.

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