The Maltese Pork Industry today
Most of the pigs on Maltese farms today are of a few highly efficient breeds such as Landrace, Large White, Pietrain and White Duroc, which provide what most Maltese consumers want; pink skins and lean meat at an affordable price. Malta currently slaughters about 1,600 pigs per week. This is a significant reduction from the 2,400 which used to be slaughtered weekly just a few years ago, although local pork consumption has not reduced. The difference has simply been replaced by lower-quality imported meat products.