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Price Trends

20 May 2019

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

150.07 (3.33p/kg)

18 May 2019

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

160.22 (-3.61%)

04 May 2019

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

4.69 (0.72%)

1. French pig meat exports pick up in first quarter

In the first quarter of the year French pig meat exports (including offal) totalled 169,200 tonnes, 3% higher than the same period in 2018. This contrasts with the second half of last year, when exports were falling sharply.

2. Q1 pig feed production update

Our latest feed production data shows:

  • Production of grower feed has increased by 88,900 tonnes on the year
  • Production of finishing feed has seen a 3% drop on the year
  • Production of breeding feed increased by 5% on the year during Q1

3. FAO forecasts a drop in global pork production

The latest FAO Food Outlook has been published, outlining updated production forecasts for the global meat industry for 2019. The report details global trade market outlooks for the year particularly in the face of African Swine Fever.

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