The document reflects the state of the art in the cattle and pig sector. It gives an insight into the properties of these markets. It helps to prepare a common understanding and serves as a fact base to devise, implement and monitor the project activities.

The research was done by a consortium of internal and external specialists of MOLI and ABCO in fall 2015 and then finalised during winter/spring 2015/16. The following authors contributed to the paper (in alphabetical order): Giorgi Beradze, Alexander Gogoberidze, Nino Markozashvili, Lavros Shevardnadze, Elene Tkhlashidze, Davit Varazashvili, Giorgi Zakaidze, Konstantin Zhgenti and were supported by Martin Raaflaub and Stefan Joss.