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GB pig prices steady on the week

14 March 2018

In the week ended 10 March the EU-spec SPP remained steady on the week, rising by a modest 0.05p to 145.71p/kg. The price stood 4p below year earlier levels when, in the equivalent week last year, prices were rising.

Pockets of improvement for EU pig meat consumption

14 March 2018

Last year was a somewhat mixed picture for household pig meat purchases in the key EU consuming countries.

Modest start for 2018 pig meat trade

14 March 2018

Despite significant growth in production in January, UK pork exports were less than 1% higher than year earlier levels during the month, totalling 17,000 tonnes.

Strong Irish exports in 2017

13 March 2018

During 2017, Ireland exported 191,350 tonnes of fresh and frozen pork. This was a 4% increase on 2016.

Small decline in EU pig kill in 2017

12 March 2018

The latest figures from Eurostat confirm that pig supplies were lower overall in the EU last year.

EU pig prices recovered strongly in February

12 March 2018

The EU average pig reference price has recorded some significant upwards movement over the past month.

AHDB visits Mexico to explore export opportunities

09 March 2018

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) attended Mexico’s largest international food and drink fair this week to look at developing new export opportunities.

Beast from the East freezes GB pig prices

07 March 2018

The EU-spec SPP remained stable in the week ended 3 March, at 145.66p/kg.

Increase in EU weaner prices

07 March 2018

In the 12 weeks to 25 February, the average 30kg EU weaner price has generally trended up week-on-week, increasing by €5.82 overall to stand at €48.02/head.

Spanish exports to the EU increase

07 March 2018

Spain is home to the largest pig herd in the European Union. Supported by higher production, Spanish exports of fresh and frozen pork by volume were up a further 3% in 2017, following an 18% increase in 2016.