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French pig meat exports pick up in first quarter

23 May 2019

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.

Q1 pig feed production update

23 May 2019

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

FAO forecasts a drop in global pork production

23 May 2019

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.

US pork exports struggle as Canada makes headway

23 May 2019

US pork trade has been struggling over the last few months. Various tariffs imposed on US agricultural products have been limiting export volumes in the first quarter of 2019. Meanwhile Canada has been making the most of increased demand in China.

SPP up 1.51p but still below last year's prices

22 May 2019

In the week ended 18 May the EU-spec SPP rose 1.51p to average 144.45p/kg during the week.

African Swine Fever is widespread in Vietnam

20 May 2019

The latest report from the OIE, confirms over 2000 new cases of ASF, affecting more than 1.3 million domestic pigs.

Pork production increases in April

16 May 2019

Clean pig slaughter in April was up by 1%, to 888,700 head, according to Defra data released this morning (Thursday 16th May). This keeps pig slaughter for the year roughly in line with the same period of 2018.

Danish pig herd declines in April census

16 May 2019

The Danish pig herd fell by 4.4% to total 12.2 million head as at 1 April, compared with the same period last year according to Statistic Denmark. The figures show a reduction of 3.8% in the size of the pig herd since January.

Fresh pork hogs the limelight during Easter

15 May 2019

Sales of pork in the 12 weeks ending 21 April:

  •          Volumes of fresh & frozen pork increased by 4.7%
  •          Household penetration of shoulder roasting joints increased by 21%
  •          Total pig meat* sales down on the year

SPP lifts on tighter supply

15 May 2019

In the week ended 11 May the EU-spec SPP rose 1.26p to average the week on 142.94p/kg. Increasing demand in Europe continues to feed through to UK prices.