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Canadian hog herd stable despite price volatility

04 September 2015

The Canadian hog industry remained stable over the year to July 2015, with the total number of pigs increasing by a small margin of 1% to 13.2 million, according to figures from Statistics Canada.

More EU pigs so far in 2015

04 September 2015

The number of pigs slaughtered across the EU in the first half of this year was up nearly 5 million head (4%) on a year before, based on latest figures from Eurostat.

New guide plays role in stemming drainage investment decline

02 September 2015

The basic principles of field drainage, as well as maintenance and installation information, are the subject of a new practical guide issued by AHDB.

UK pig prices - week ended 29 August 2015

02 September 2015

Supply and demand remain largely balanced, with the EU-spec SPP rising for the first time in four weeks to 132.43p/kg in week ended 29 August.

Feed market update - 2 September 2015

02 September 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

Chinese economic concerns grow

02 September 2015

Concern about the state of the Chinese economy increased last week with Stock Markets around the world falling as a result.

Strong growth in Northern Ireland pig herd

02 September 2015

The pig herd in Northern Ireland in June 2015 increased by 7% compared to the same time in 2014, according to preliminary results of the June agricultural census from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Production costs at 5-year low

01 September 2015

Latest estimates from AHDB Pork show that total pig production costs in the second quarter of 2015 were at their lowest level for 5 years.

Quarterly Consumer Category Report out now

28 August 2015

The latest edition of AHDB Pork’s Consumer Category Report for pig meat was published today.

Spanish exports power ahead

28 August 2015

The long-term growth of Spanish pork exports continued in the first half of 2015, with shipments reaching a record 584,600 tonnes. This was 15% up on a year earlier and more than double the level recorded a decade ago.