UK pig prices - week ended 3 May 2014
The EU-spec DAPP edged up in the latest week, ended 3 May, to 163.90p per kg.
The GB APP for the week ended 26 April increased by 0.68 to 165.67p/kig. This contrasted with the small fall in the DAPP for the same week and meant that the APP was a little over 2p higher than the DAPP.
For the week ended 3 May, the 30kg weaner price averaged £57.81 per head. This was nearly £2.50 higher than the previous week. While the latest week showed a sharp rise, reportedly due to more Freedom Food animals being traded, the weaner price is at a similar level to the quotation two week’s previously. In addition, the 30kg weaner price remained well above year earlier levels, with a price increase of £8 per head on the year. In contrast, the price of a 7kg weaner for the same week fell just over £1 below the previous week’s level, to £39.80 per head.