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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.


26 April 2017

The EU-spec SPP continued to climb in week ending 22 April to 156.16p/kg, with demand reported to be good even though supply was up on the previous week, despite both weeks containing a holiday.

Feed market update – April 2017

26 April 2017

Read our commentary on latest developments in the global cereals and oilseed markets.

UK pig production to move up later this year

26 April 2017

The current tight supply of pigs is expected to ease by the second half of 2017, with slaughterings expected to rise further in 2018, according to the latest forecasts from AHDB Pork.

EU pork exports continue to grow in 2017

21 April 2017

Although January’s performance of 187,500 tonnes was not repeated, EU exports of fresh/frozen pork to the rest of the world in February, still showed an annual growth of 5% at 176,000 tonnes.

Hundreds submit antibiotic data to eMB-Pigs in its first year

21 April 2017

eMB-Pigs now covers around 60% of the pig herd in England, a year after its launch.

EU shows signs of tightening supplies in January

20 April 2017

At 1.96 million tonnes, EU pig meat production in January remained relatively unchanged on the year, according to the latest data from Eurostat.


19 April 2017

The EU-spec SPP continued to rise in week ending 15 April to 155.58p/kg, a week on week increase of 1.11p. Compared to the same week in 2016, the current quote is now over 42p higher.

UK consumer spending now under pressure

19 April 2017

Theresa May has just announced a snap election for 8 June. One of the many reasons for her deciding this must be at least in part to the strong performance of the UK economy.

Subdued fresh pork sales but processed performs better

19 April 2017

Volumes of primary pork sold by UK retailers in the 12 weeks ending 28 March, fell once again on the year, by 2.5%, while the average unit price increased by 1.4%, according to latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. As a result, the total spend on pork over the period fell by 1%.