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This section contains a range of articles providing the latest news, commentary and analysis of the pig market in the UK, EU and globally.

EU pig meat demand still struggling

21 June 2017

Consumer demand for pig meat in key EU markets continues to struggle in 2017 and it is more export demand that is supporting the EU market.

Pigs 2022 providing food for thought

21 June 2017

The recent Pigs 2022 conference provided a wealth of information, opinion and insight over the two-day event.

UK Pig prices - week ended 17 June

21 June 2017

The EU-spec SPP rose by 0.21p in the week ending 17 June to 161.91p/kg, as supplies have been reported to have further tightened.

Pig slaughterings pick up slightly in May

20 June 2017

UK production of pig meat was 74,300 tonnes in May, up 1% compared to the same month in 2016, and the first year on year increase seen in 2017.

Pig Industry Scholarship looking for sponsors

20 June 2017

The hugely successful Pig Industry Scholarship is looking to recruit new sponsors for its fifth year.

Producer’s share of pork price continues to increase

20 June 2017

The producer’s share of the retail pork price increased marginally in May, reaching 43.2%, the highest point of the year so far.

Price inflation tempers pork demand

20 June 2017

Volumes of fresh and frozen pork sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 21 May fell by 1.3%.

UK pig prices- week ended 10 June

14 June 2017

The EU-spec SPP rose once again in week ended 10 June, climbing 0.85p to 161.70p/kg. This is the highest SPP since July 2014, and remains over 41p above the equivalent year earlier figure.

Supplies still suppressing UK exports

14 June 2017

UK exports of fresh/frozen pork remained behind year earlier levels in April, at 18.6 thousand tonnes.

Further growth for Spanish exports

14 June 2017

Spanish fresh/frozen pork exports continued to grow in the first quarter of 2017. At almost 385 thousand tonnes, volumes were over 8% higher than a year earlier.