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Producer margins shrinking but still positive in Q4

27 February 2015

The average GB cost of pig production in the final quarter of 2014, as estimated by AHDB/BPEX, was just over 142p/kg (£116 per head).

Spanish exports strengthen in the East in 2014

27 February 2015

The last quarter of 2014 continued the trend of increasing Spanish exports, bringing fresh and frozen pork shipments for the whole year up almost 7% to 1.05 million tonnes.

Northern Ireland herd size boosted in 2014

27 February 2015

December’s census by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland has reported a 9% increase in the pig herd size in 2014, compared with 2013.

UK pig prices - week ended 21 February 2015

25 February 2015

In the week ending 21 February, the EU-spec GB SPP was 133.95p per kg, 1.11p less than the previous week.

UK Pig Meat Market Update out now

25 February 2015

The March edition of our UK pig meat market update is out now.

Feed Market Update - 25 February 2015

25 February 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

EU Commission launches Private Storage Aid for pig meat

25 February 2015

On Tuesday, the EU Commission moved to introduce Private Storage Aid (PSA) for pig meat.

German trade stable in 2014

25 February 2015

After a strong export trade in 2013, German fresh and frozen pork exports did not sustain the same rate of growth and were up less than 1% on the year for 2014.

February Pig Market Trends out now

24 February 2015

The February edition of Pig Market Trends (PMT) was published today. 

French exports down in 2014

24 February 2015

In 2014, France exported almost 6% less pork than it did in 2013, at 455,000 tonnes, despite production being fractionally up on the year.

Trade bans disrupt Russian pig sector

24 February 2015

Read our summary of latest developments in the Russian pig meat market.

EU production ahead of 2013 up to November

23 February 2015

Fewer pigs were slaughtered in November 2014 than a year earlier due to one fewer working days in the month but the underlying trend is still up.

Year starts with higher slaughterings

19 February 2015

NOTE: The text below replaces an earlier version of this story following discovery of an apparent error in the published data.

Feed market update - 18 February 2015

18 February 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

UK pig prices - week ended 14 February 2015

18 February 2015

The EU-spec GB SPP in the week ending 14 February fell again, by 2.66p, to 135.06p per kg dw the largest weekly decline since the series was introduced in April last year.

Opportunities in focus at Outlook Conference

18 February 2015

Last week’s AHDB Outlook Conference highlighted some of the opportunities available to the UK meat industry.

High December trade but EU exports lower in 2014

18 February 2015

December trade figures from Eurostat indicate that EU-28 fresh and frozen pork exports were up on a year earlier at 130,500 tonnes.

US and Canada had less pork to export in 2014

13 February 2015

Both US and Canada exported less pork in 2014, as trade was disrupted by PEDv and the Russian bans, among other factors.

Producer share of retail price starts New Year at a low

13 February 2015

January saw a drop of one percentage point on the month in the share of the final retail price of pork received by the producer, to 37%.

Denmark reports increased breeding herd

13 February 2015

As at 1 January 2015, Statistics Denmark reported a 2% increase on the year of the country’s total number of pigs, to 12.7 million head.

UK pig prices - week ended 7 February 2015

11 February 2015

The EU-spec GB SPP in the week ending 7 February fell again and by a more marked amount than in the previous week to average 137.72p per kg.

Feed Market Update - 11 February 2015

11 February 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

More of the same in 2015? - Outlook for UK pig meat supplies

11 February 2015

Latest AHDB/BPEX forecasts for UK pig meat supplies were launched at the AHDB Outlook Conference on Wednesday 11 February.

Falling prices in 2014 bring about increased trading

10 February 2015

Both UK imports and exports of pig meat increased in 2014, partly driven by lower prices.

Compound pig feed production up, prices down

10 February 2015

New figures show that compound pig feed prices in the final quarter of 2014 were at their lowest level since the third quarter of 2010, while production was the highest since 2001.

Have EU pig prices reached a turning point?

09 February 2015

EU pig prices continued to fall through most of January but in the last week of the month the average increased for the first time since the start of August.

Pork sales suffer over Christmas

06 February 2015

Following a successful Christmas the year before, sales of most pig meat categories were lower over the festive period.

Feed market update - 4 February 2015

04 February 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

UK pig prices - week ended 31 January 2015

04 February 2015

The EU-spec GB SPP in the week ending 31 January was 139.06p per kg.

The far-reaching effects of low oil prices on agriculture

04 February 2015

The fall in nearby Brent crude oil futures to under $50/barrel, from over $115/barrel in mid-June, is likely to have far reaching effects on agriculture both in the UK and worldwide.

PEDv shaped 2014 for Japanese industry

03 February 2015

At the end of 2014, Japan further strengthened its position as the world’s largest pork importer as its own production was hugely disrupted by widespread outbreaks of PEDv.

EU cull sow prices fall below €1 per kg

03 February 2015

The beginning of 2015 has so far continued the downward trend of EU cull sow prices reported in the second half of 2014.