15 Oct 2018
EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)
13 Oct 2018
Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)
22 Sep 2018
Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)
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.
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.
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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