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African Swine Fever is widespread in Vietnam

20 May 2019

The latest report from the OIE, confirms over 2000 new cases of ASF, affecting more than 1.3 million domestic pigs.

Pork production increases in April

16 May 2019

Clean pig slaughter in April was up by 1%, to 888,700 head, according to Defra data released this morning (Thursday 16th May). This keeps pig slaughter for the year roughly in line with the same period of 2018.

Danish pig herd declines in April census

16 May 2019

The Danish pig herd fell by 4.4% to total 12.2 million head as at 1 April, compared with the same period last year according to Statistic Denmark. The figures show a reduction of 3.8% in the size of the pig herd since January.

Fresh pork hogs the limelight during Easter

15 May 2019

Sales of pork in the 12 weeks ending 21 April:

  •          Volumes of fresh & frozen pork increased by 4.7%
  •          Household penetration of shoulder roasting joints increased by 21%
  •          Total pig meat* sales down on the year

SPP lifts on tighter supply

15 May 2019

In the week ended 11 May the EU-spec SPP rose 1.26p to average the week on 142.94p/kg. Increasing demand in Europe continues to feed through to UK prices.

Challenging start to the year knocks Japanese imports back

14 May 2019

Japanese imports of pig meat this year have fallen considerably. In the year-to-March, imports of pig meat (including offal) totalled 269,000 tonnes, 6% less (16,000 tonnes) less than last year.

SPP continues to gain traction

08 May 2019

The EU-spec SPP continued to gain momentum in the week ended 4 May. A rise of 1.84p means the price for the week averaged 141.68p/kg. This is largest weekly rise the SPP has recorded since August 2016.

South Korean pork imports stable in the first quarter of 2019

08 May 2019

South Korean imports of fresh and frozen pork were relatively stable on the year in the first quarter of 2019. Total imports fell by just 0.5% to 146,200 tonnes from January to March compared to the year before. This follows a year of surging domestic demand for pork, as imports rose by nearly 17% in 2018 from the year before.

Russia increases production, reducing reliance on imports

08 May 2019

Since 2014, Russia has reduced reliance on pork imports, with bans on all EU pork products implemented in August 2014. A number of other western countries have also had embargos placed on their products. Russia hasn’t sought to replace these products, instead increasing domestic production.

EU pig prices continue upwards

08 May 2019

During April, EU pig prices continued to track upwards, with the reference price gaining almost €20 over the past four weeks. During the week ending 28 April, the reference price stood at €169.53/100kg, according to European Commission data. This is €27 higher than a year ago.