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Search starts for hero of the pig industry

25 May 2017

The hunt is on to find one exceptional individual to receive the pig industry’s most prestigious award.

UK Pig Prices- week ended 20 May

24 May 2017

The upward trend in GB pig prices continued in week ended 20 May, with the EU-spec SPP rising 0.76p to stand at 159.21p/kg.

EU economic recovery continues but consumer spending set to slow

24 May 2017

The European Commission (EC) has released its latest economic forecast (Spring 2017), which predicts the likely shape of the EU and member state economies through to 2018.

EU production falls in February

24 May 2017

Provisional figures from the EU Commission and Defra suggest that EU pig meat production decreased in February by 5% year-on-year, to 1.85 million tonnes.

Pig supplies remain slim in April

24 May 2017

At 785,900 head, clean pig slaughterings in April were well below (-11%) year earlier levels according to the latest figures from Defra.

Alternative Asian markets support EU exports

23 May 2017

EU exports of all pig meat products (including offal) to third countries grew by 5% year-on-year in the first three months of 2017, according to latest figures from the EU commission. A rise in demand for pig meat from Hong Kong (+12%), Japan (+9%) and South Korea (+38%), outweighed a year on year decline in volumes shipped to the EU’s largest destination China (-3%).

Producers' share of retail price climbs in April

19 May 2017

The share of pork retail prices received by producers increased by over one percentage point on the month in April, to 41.8%. Furthermore, this remains the largest share received by producers since July 2014.

UK PIG PRICES- WEEK ENDED 13 MAY

17 May 2017

In week ending 13 May, the EU-spec SPP rose for the eleventh consecutive week, to hit the highest level since early August 2014. 

Little uptake of EU pig meat quotas

17 May 2017

There are a large number of EU pig meat import quotas but uptake by supplying countries is very low which is unlike all the other meat sectors.

Lingering effect of meat scandal on Brazilian exports?

17 May 2017

Following the Brazilian meat “scandal” pork exports from Brazil fell on the year in March and April, by 3% and 16% respectively. This followed positive movements in export volumes during the first two months of the year.