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Pig Prices (EU Spec)

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In the week ended 11 January, the EU-spec SPP moved marginally lower (-0.03p). Despite this week on week drop it is still nearly 23p above the price in the same week last year.

The drop this week is more reflective of the weight of the pigs in the sample than a reduction of the price. This week saw an unusually large proportion of heavy pigs, perhaps aimed at finishing during the Christmas period and not fitting into reduced abattoir schedules. Although the price of the pigs in the heaviest weight band was 1.76p/kg higher week-on-week, their number affected the SPP overall.

Carcase weights were up substantially (+960g) to 86.43kg. This reflects the number of heavy pigs in this weeks’ sample and is over half a kilo heavier than the same week last year. It is the heaviest average weekly weight since the SPP series began in 2014.

Estimated slaughter for the week totalled 181,900 head, the first week of normal throughput and, as such much higher than the previous week (+45,200).

The EU-spec APP has dropped in the week ended 4 January, following the SPP which also dropped in this week. As such the gap between the SPP and APP narrowed from last week to 1.43p.

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