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Price Trends

15 Oct 2018

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

121.73 (-2.76p/kg)

13 Oct 2018

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

183.87 (0.28%)

22 Sep 2018

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

4.93 (-0.21%)

1. Pig Prices continue to ease

During the week ending 13 October, the EU-spec SPP continued downwards, falling by 0.49p to 146.30p/kg. The price is currently 11.59p below the same week last year.

2. EU short-term outlook published – autumn 2018

Over the summer the dry conditions caught many headlines and also affected European cereal production, with total production estimated to be down by 8% on the average, according to the European Commission.

3. Doubts over the June survey results

The UK pig herd increased by 1% compared to a year earlier, to 5.0 million head, according to the June Agricultural Survey figures published by Defra. Within this, there was stronger growth in England (+2%), but this was countered by declines from Northern Ireland (-2%) and Scotland (-3%).

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23 October 2018

NPA Autumn Regional meeting

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30 October 2018

Salisbury Pig Club

The Pembroke Arms, Minster St, Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 0BH

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