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US pig herd largely recovered from PEDv

31 March 2015

Latest figures from USDA’s hogs and pigs inventory show that the country’s pig herd on 1 March was 7% larger than a year earlier, at 65.9 million head.

EU pig meat consumption stabilises as production rises

31 March 2015

Provisional AHDB/BPEX estimates, based on the balance of EU production and trade, show that supplies of pig meat available for consumption in the EU increased slightly in 2014.

March Pig Market Trends out now

31 March 2015

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

More tough times ahead for EU market

30 March 2015

Based on the December census results, new estimates from the EU Commission’s working group on pig meat forecasts suggest that the increased production will continue into the first half of 2015 but supplies may tighten later in the year.

The Future of Hard Discounters – Lessons from France and Germany

30 March 2015

Aldi and Lidl continue to increase market share as mainstream supermarkets contract - the question is how far can they go?

More Dutch pork exported in 2014 at lower prices

30 March 2015

After a poorer second half of the year, in 2014, the Netherlands exported 742,000 tonnes of fresh and frozen pork. This was 2% more than in 2013 but at a 3% lower value of €1.53 million.

Quarterly Consumer Category Report out now

27 March 2015

The latest edition of AHDB/BPEX’s quarterly Consumer Category Report for pig meat has recently been published.

UK pig prices - week ended 21 March 2015

25 March 2015

The EU-spec GB SPP in the week ended 21 March averaged 132.64p per kg, a fall of only 0.01p on the week.

Feed market update - 25 March 2015

25 March 2015

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

Danish focus on live exports expanded in 2014

25 March 2015

In 2014, Denmark exported 1% more pork but for a lower value than the year before, while live pig exports (mainly weaners) rose by 14%.

January EU exports down on the year

23 March 2015

In January 2015, at just shy of 124,000 tonnes, the EU-28 exported 5% less pork compared to the previous year, which was before the Russian ban was imposed, according to data from Eurostat.

UK trading slow at the start of 2015

23 March 2015

In January 2015, according to data from HMRC, both UK imports and exports of pork were lower than a year earlier.

Fewer UK sows but more pigs to finish

23 March 2015

Publication of UK figures from the December 2014 Livestock Survey confirms that the pig herd is expanding, with an overall increase of 3% on the year.

February UK kill continues ahead of last year

23 March 2015

Latest Defra data suggest that in February, clean pig slaughtering in the UK was 815,800 head, 4% up on February 2014.

Falling US pig meat consumption

18 March 2015

The United States is the second largest pig meat market after China and per capita consumption has fallen back by 8% since 2009. 

Small increase in EU pig kill in 2014

18 March 2015

Complete 2014 data for EU pig slaughterings and pig meat production from Eurostat confirm industry reports from across the continent, that supply was plentiful throughout the year courtesy of improving physical performance and favourable feed costs. 

Mixed picture for EU pig meat consumption

18 March 2015

Last year there were contrasting developments for household purchases of pig meat in the different major consuming countries. 

Feed market update

18 March 2015

UK feed wheat had a bullish week with futures prices bouncing back above the £120/t mark.

Canadian herd recovered from PEDv

13 March 2015

A 2% increase in the total number of pigs has been reported in the latest Statistics Canada livestock estimate, for January 2015, compared to a year previously.

EU meat production expected to increase

13 March 2015

The latest EU Commission short-term outlook report alludes to a positive marketplace for livestock sectors, with production set to grow for all meats in 2015.

Falling farmgate prices reduce producer share of retail price

13 March 2015

The producer’s share of the final retail price of pork in February was 36% according to BPEX/AHDB estimates.

Feed market update - 11 March 2015

11 March 2015

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

UK pig prices - week ended 7 March 2015

11 March 2015

The week ending 7 March recorded another reduction in the EU spec GB SPP, of 0.48p on the week to 132.73p per kg.

Pork scratching about for retail sales

10 March 2015

Pork sales for the 12-week period to 1 February recorded the largest drop in consumer expenditure of all meats, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

EU pig prices start to recover

10 March 2015

Throughout February the EU average pig reference price showed some significant upwards movement.

Global prices back to normal

09 March 2015

Having risen to record levels through the middle of 2014, global pork prices had returned to more normal levels by the end of the year.

Better GB breeding herd productivity in 2014

06 March 2015

In 2014, improvements in many aspects of the physical performance of the GB breeding herd helped to increase the overall productivity of sows.

English pig herd grew in 2014

05 March 2015

Latest figures from Defra show that the English pig herd increased by 2% in the year to December 2014.

Expanding herd supports strong Irish exports in 2014

05 March 2015

During 2014, Ireland exported 148,000 tonnes of fresh and frozen pork. This was a 12% increase on 2013, bringing in €353.6million.

UK pig prices - week ended 28 February 2015

04 March 2015

At 133.21p per kg, the EU spec GB SPP for the week ended 28 February was down 0.74p on the week.

Feed Market Update - 4 March 2015

04 March 2015

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

Uplift for EU weaner prices

02 March 2015

EU weaner prices have begun to recover seasonally, boosted by firming finished pig prices, but are still well below year earlier levels.

Small increase in EU pig herd

02 March 2015

26 of the 28 EU Member States have now reported their December 2014 census data to the European Commission, identifying a 1% increase in the total pig herd, compared with December 2013.