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GB pig prices hit near record high - week ended 15 July

19 July 2017

In the week ending 15 July, the EU-spec SPP climbed for the twentieth consecutive week to 164.20p/kg. This is the second highest price recorded since the series began in April 2014, just behind week ending 31 May 2014 when the price reached 164.22p/kg.

Bacon performing well but roasts continue to decline

19 July 2017

During the 12 weeks ended 18 June, the primary pork volume sales decreased by 3% on a year-on-year basis, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. However, a 5% increase in the average retail price meant that overall spend was up by 2%. 

Global pig meat production set to rise further

19 July 2017

Over the next decade global pig meat production is expected to increase in line with demand, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook. However, pig meat, traditionally the world’s most consumed animal protein, is set to be overtaken by poultry meat.

Producer share of retail price reaches new high

19 July 2017

The share of pork retail prices received by producers increased by 1% on the month in June to 43.8%. Furthermore, this is the highest proportion received by producers on records going back to 2009. 

How long will the UK price premium remain eroded?

19 July 2017

The UK pig price premium over the overall EU price has been narrowing again since February.

UK pig slaughterings down in June

19 July 2017

At 845 thousand head, UK clean pig slaughterings in June were 2% lower than in the same month in 2016, according to latest data from Defra.

GB pig price rise accelerates - week ended 8 July

12 July 2017

In the week ending 8 July, the EU-spec SPP climbed for the 19th consecutive week, to reach the highest level in over three years.

UK pork exports upturn in May

12 July 2017

In May, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork increased by 15% on the year to 19.1 thousand tonnes, according to latest data from HMRC.

Policy makers follow the WTO rule book

12 July 2017

As a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) the UK will need to abide by a number of international rules affecting agricultural and trade policy when it exits the EU.

Pig feed production up for the first time in 13 months

12 July 2017

GB pig feed production in May rose by 2% on the year to 144,700 tonnes, according to latest data from Defra.