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EU pig prices stabilise in November

11 December 2018

Having recorded sharp declines through September and October, pig prices finally stabilised in November, according to data from the European Commission.

EU pork medium-term outlook - exports to grow

11 December 2018

The EU Commission recently published its medium-term outlook for the major EU agricultural commodity markets and agricultural income, looking forwards to 2030. Here we highlight some of the key points for the pig meat market.

Scheme to help monitor pig herd health relaunched

07 December 2018

Pig producers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and potentially save money.

APP prices steadies, but SPP continues downwards

05 December 2018

The EU-spec SPP continued to fall slightly in the week ending 1 December, dropping 0.23p week-on-week, to average 143.29p/kg.

Highest production costs since 2013 push producers into the red

04 December 2018

Pig production costs in the third quarter of 2018 were the highest since early 2013, according to estimates from AHDB, at 156p/kg.

Cheap Brazilian pork drags on global prices

04 December 2018

Global pork export prices have been under continued pressure throughout 2018, with prices dropping steadily to a low of $2.42/kg by September.

EU weaner price remains subdued

04 December 2018

EU weaner prices trended downwards for much of the summer months, remaining well below year earlier levels.

AHDB report shows 8% increase in cost of pig meat production

29 November 2018

The costs of pig meat production in 17 countries during 2017 are examined in a new report from AHDB Pork.

SPP similar to last week

28 November 2018

The EU-spec SPP stabilised in the week ended 24 November, falling by just 0.05p in comparison to the previous week, to 143.52p/kg.

Japanese pork imports steady despite volatile global markets

28 November 2018

Japanese import volumes of fresh/frozen pork for the year to September were relatively stable, down just 0.1% on the year to 684,000 tonnes. Similarly, the value of these imports fell by the same percentage to 360 billion yen. This stability comes despite some volatility in the Japanese pork wholesale markets as they have responded to global trade developments and the outbreak of ASF in China.