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Lack of summer weather fails to sizzle pork sales

19 September 2019

With over 70% of UK produced pig meat consumed in the UK, changes in the home retail market are key for the domestic pig sector. Overall GB retail sales of pig meat declined in the latest retail update, in contrast to beef and lamb.

Producers break even in Q2

19 September 2019

Pig production costs in the second quarter to this year have improved, according to our latest estimates

SPP creeps up, only marginally

18 September 2019

  • EU-spec SPP ↑0.17 to 153.07p/kg (w/e 14 September)
  • Estimated slaughter ↑to 188,000 head (w/e 14 September)
  • EU-spec APP ↓0.03 to 155.32p/kg (w/e 7 September)

UK pork exports continue to grow for another month

18 September 2019

UK exports of pig meat (including offal) continued to grow in July, with an 11% increase year on year compared to 2018. This is the highest volume of July pork exports since 2016. The total value of the trade rose 19%, to £46.9 million.

Canada and the EU: CETA – two years on

18 September 2019

It is almost two years since Canada and the EU signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Shrinking breeding herd limits Irish production and exports

17 September 2019

As at 1 June, the Irish pig herd stood at 1.61 million head, marginally below (-0.4%) the same point at last year, according to the Central Statistics Office.

Growing demand drives up Mexican pork production

12 September 2019

In the first half of this year, Mexican pork production was 6% higher compared to the same period last year. However, this growth is expected to drop off in the second half of the year. 

Pig meat supplies stable in August

12 September 2019

Defra slaughter figures for August show a 1% decrease in clean pig slaughter compared with a year earlier, totalling 938,500 head. However, one fewer weekday in the month this year may have influenced this decline.

EU pig meat production down in the first half of 2019

12 September 2019

Pig meat production in the EU fell once again in June, by 5% compared to the previous year, to total 1.8 million tonnes. The number of pigs slaughtered in June also fell, by 6% to total 19.3 million head. 

SPP gives back last week’s gains

11 September 2019

The EU-spec SPP fell 0.43p in the latest week ended 7 September, to average 152.90p/kg. This followed the price increase last week. The price remains nearly 5p above the price at the same time last year.