Suckling pigs, one of Christmas’ most sought after meals, are set to cost shoppers more this year even if they buy them from warehouses and farms.
By Francisco Cortez
Palma.— The number of livestock farms is on a decline, according to the Ministry for Agriculture, which means there is less offer of suckling pigs this year. But the demand is still the same as last year, with most Balearic citizens considering it essential at the Christmas table.
This means farmers are now selling it to supermarkets, butchers and shops at prices ranging from between 45 and 55 euros for a suckling pig weighing four to seven kilos.