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GB finished pig prices continue to move up

20 November 2019

GB finished pig prices continued their upward trajectory in the week ending 16 November. This puts prices over 14p above both the same week last year and the five-year average.

UK pork imports and exports up in September

20 November 2019

The UK’s pork export market has continued to perform well for another month. In September, shipments of fresh/frozen pork were up 8% on the year, at 21,500 tonnes

French pork: production up, imports down, exports up

20 November 2019

French pig prices usually follow the trend of other EU pig prices, although they are usually at a discount to the EU reference price. 2019 has been no different.

Higher UK pork supplies in October

14 November 2019

UK clean pig slaughter in October reached just over 1 million head. This was almost 4% above the same month last year.

Straw prices drop below 5-year average after strong harvest

14 November 2019

In August and September, prices for big bale barley straw slipped back below the 5-year average.

Producer margins positive in Q3

14 November 2019

According to the latest AHDB estimates, the average cost of pig production in GB during Q3 was 147p/kg.

SPP continues to gain ground

13 November 2019

In the week ending 9 November, the EU-spec SPP rose by a modest 0.23p, adding further to last week’s gain. All but one weight band recorded price increases, with pigs weighing over 100kg increasing the most, by 1.43p.

EU pig kill in August

13 November 2019

August figures published by Eurostat show a 3% decline in EU pig slaughter compared with the same month in 2018, to 20.7 million head.

Russia’s domestic pork production continues to grow year-on-year

11 November 2019

The latest USDA forecasts suggest Russia’s domestic pork production is set to increase by 2.7% year-on-year in 2019, to finish at 3.24 million tonnes (cwe). Consumption is predicted to be slightly above this during 2019 at 3.31 million tonnes (cwe).

Danish pig herd stabilises

11 November 2019

Figures published by Statistics Denmark show that the Danish pig population as at 1 October decreased by over 3% on a year earlier, to 12.6 million pigs. While numbers continue to be lower than last year, the decline seems to have stabilised. Statistics Denmark also calculates a seasonally adjusted pig herd size. Relative to the June count, numbers are similar.