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UK pig production higher in 2018

22 January 2019

UK pig meat production totalled 71,900 tonnes in December, which is a slight increase (+1%) compared to a year earlier. This brings production for 2018 to 926,700 tonnes, 24,100 tonnes higher (+3%) than in 2017. This is a result of higher slaughterings for both clean pigs and sows and boars.

UK pig meat exports continue to perform strongly

22 January 2019

During November 2018, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork continued to record year-on-year growth (+5% or 900 tonnes), reaching 19,500 tonnes.

New calculators available to help permitted pig and poultry farmers

16 January 2019

Pig and poultry farmers will soon be able to demonstrate compliance with new permitting rules, using two new, simple calculators, free of charge.

APP and SPP gap continues to widen

16 January 2019

The EU-spec SPP fell once again in the week ended 12 January.

New £2.5m AHDB push to promote pork

16 January 2019

AHDB’s £2.5 million Midweek Meal campaign will see health focused adverts promoting pork appear during prime-time TV shows like Coronation Street, starting this week.

Focusing on feed conversion

15 January 2019

The feed conversion ratio (FCR) is an important performance indicator for pig producers, as it has an influence on production costs.

EU pig prices flat in December

15 January 2019

EU pig prices have recorded little movement in the past four weeks, with the EU average reference price standing at €134.51/100kg in the week ended 6 January.

Spotlight on ASF: Impact on Chinese pork production

15 January 2019

Following last week’s article covering the current spread of African Swine Fever in China, in this article, we explore the potential drop in production that might stem from this.

EU production increases in October

14 January 2019

EU pig production rose 6% in October compared to the previous year. Totalling 2.1 million tonnes, this is also 14% higher than September. This is a result of higher pig slaughterings (+6% Y-o-Y), however carcase weights have dropped slightly across the EU-28 compared to October 2017.

Heavy pigs weighing on prices

09 January 2019

The EU-spec SPP dipped further to 140.02p/kg for the week ended 5 January.