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Price Trends

11 Mar 2019

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

118.5 (0.24p/kg)

02 Mar 2019

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

173.08 (5.81%)

23 Feb 2019

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

4.88 (0.03%)

3. Small-Scale Producers

The industry is made up of a huge variety of production systems with herds ranging from just a handful of sows to thousands. Each of these businesses has an important part to play in the overall success of the industry, whether it’s commercial lines or rare breeds it is important to know that the support and information is out there.

1. Another little lift for the SPP

In the week ended 16 March, the EU-spec SPP lifted marginally for the second consecutive week, with prices increasing by 0.14p to average 137.77p/kg.

2. UK pork trade higher in first month of 2019

UK pork trade in 2019 got off to a flying start, with both exports and imports increasing year on year.

3. EU pig meat production up in 2018

According to the latest figures from Eurostat, EU pig meat production for December was down 5% compared to December 2017.

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