Resourcefulness is crucial
He is well aware that they must be flexible, caring, cost-conscious and able to keep up with agricultural trends. “The purchase prices of pigs are certainly not at the level we would like, so their production is not the most profitable. Over the recent years, the trend in the industry has been negative and unstable compared to cattle farming and poultry farming, although the dietary habits of Slovenes favour the consumption of pork. At the same time, fodder, which accounts for about half of the cost of pig rearing, is getting more expensive with each passing year,” explains Danilo, adding that in the process of selling pork, every pig farmer is left to his own devices. The Meolic family sells all pigs for slaughter to the Celjske mesnine meat company which is a regular customer and a fair business partner.