Margins remain positive for most pig producers
Read about the latest analysis of pig production costs for different stages of the production cycle.
Latest AHDB/BPEX estimates for the cost of pig production show that, on average, producers have now been making positive margins for over 12 months. The overall cost of production estimate covers the whole pig production cycle, from service to slaughter. However, the model also allows us to break costs down between breeding and feeding stages. Based on 7kg weaner prices, new analysis suggests that margins have generally been better for breeding than finishing in recent years.
You can read more about production costs for different types of pig producer in the document below.