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First quarter figures show higher Dutch exports

25 June 2014

Dutch pork exports in the first quarter of this year rose by 4% on a year earlier. In contrast, live pig exports came down by 4% in the first quarter of this year, compared with a year earlier, at 2.4 million head.

Little change in number of English pig farms

25 June 2014

New Defra figures show that the number of English farm holdings keeping pigs was little changed in the year to June 2013. Separate figures show a further fall in the number of organic pigs, which are now at their lowest level since 2005.

Feed market update - 25 June 2014

25 June 2014

Latest developments in cereals and oilseeds markets affecting pig feed.

Polish exports lower but imports higher

21 June 2014

Despite the imposition of trade restrictions by a number of countries following the discovery of two ASF cases in the country, Polish exports were only down 6% in the first quarter of 2014. During the quarter, Poland imported 4% more pork compared with the same period in 2013.

UK pig prices - week ended 21 June 2014

21 June 2014

The EU-spec DAPP for the week ended 21 June fell for the second consecutive week to 163.71p per kg, only slightly lower than a week earlier.

Have changing promotions altered meat purchases?

20 June 2014

Shopper purchases of fresh red meat have declined over the last few years. Promotions have become increasingly important and nearly half of fresh pork is now sold on some form of deal.

Impact of PEDv spreading beyond the US

18 June 2014

Since last year, a new strain of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDv) has been creating havoc in the US pig industry. 

May slaughterings higher

12 June 2014

May clean pig slaughterings in the UK totalled 751,300 head. This was nearly 3% higher than in the same month last year, the biggest annual increase since December 2012.

Mixed fortunes for pork’s competitors

10 June 2014

While pig meat consumption has held up relatively well during the economic slowdown, latest data show a 2% decline in pork purchases in the last year.

June Pig Market Trends out now

02 June 2014

The June edition of Pig Market Trends (PMT) was published on Tuesday.