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14 Jan 2019

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

120.53 (-0.42p/kg)

05 Jan 2019

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

137.79 (0.17%)

29 Dec 2018

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

1.28 (-3.27%)

1. UK pig production higher in 2018

UK pig meat production totalled 71,900 tonnes in December, which is a slight increase (+1%) compared to a year earlier. This brings production for 2018 to 926,700 tonnes, 24,100 tonnes higher (+3%) than in 2017. This is a result of higher slaughterings for both clean pigs and sows and boars.

2. UK pig meat exports continue to perform strongly

During November 2018, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork continued to record year-on-year growth (+5% or 900 tonnes), reaching 19,500 tonnes.

3. New calculators available to help permitted pig and poultry farmers

Pig and poultry farmers will soon be able to demonstrate compliance with new permitting rules, using two new, simple calculators, free of charge.

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24 January 2019

South Yorkshire Pig Club

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30 January 2019

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The Bear Inn, Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3NH

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