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Bans and currency hit Russian imports

29 May 2015

During the first three months of 2015, Russia imported less than half as much pork as in the same period last year.

Falling pork sales from consumer switching

29 May 2015

Pork sales over the latest 12-week period, up to 26 April, suffered partly as a result of switching to other proteins, namely chicken and lamb, which have been heavily promoted by a number of retailers.

June UK Pig Meat Market Update out now

28 May 2015

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

UK pig prices - week ended 23 May 2015

27 May 2015

The recent fluctuations in the UK finished pig market continued in week ended 23 May, with the EU-spec SPP falling slightly to 131.11p/kg.

Feed market update - 27 May 2015

27 May 2015

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

May Pig Market Trends out now

26 May 2015

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

German exports up, imports down

26 May 2015

German pork exports started 2015 strongly, with total volumes in the first three months up 7% on the year, while imports were down by 12%.

Producers back in the red

26 May 2015

Latest AHDB estimates of the full cost of pig production confirm that producers were, on average, losing money during the first quarter of 2015.

It’s not just pigs – cattle and sheep markets subdued too

26 May 2015

Read our latest update on the situation in pork's competitor cattle and sheep markets.

Increase in production supports Irish pig meat exports

22 May 2015

During the first quarter of 2015, Ireland exported 37,000 tonnes of pork. This was a 12% increase on 2014, bringing in €80.7 million.

Negative margins hit German producers

22 May 2015

Read our latest analysis of the situation on the German pig market.

UK pig supplies remain high

21 May 2015

Latest figures from Defra confirm that UK pig supplies remained high during April. Slaughterings were up over 3% compared with a year earlier, to 969,000 head.

Feed market update - 20 May 2015

20 May 2015

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

UK pig prices - week ended 16 May 2015

20 May 2015

The GB pig market remained well balanced in week ended 16 May, with the EU-spec SPP virtually unchanged at 131.44p/kg.

EU exports surge in March

20 May 2015

Pork exports from the EU during March were up 19% on a year earlier, at 139,000 tonnes.

EU production remains high in February

19 May 2015

EU pig slaughterings in February 2015 were 3% up on the same month last year.

The state of the UK poultry industry

18 May 2015

Read our analysis of some of the key information about the UK poultry industry in 2014.

Falling Chinese herd presents export opportunities

18 May 2015

Read our latest analysis of the situation on the Chinese market.

Producer share of retail price continues to fall

15 May 2015

During April, the farmgate pig price and retail pork prices diverged, with farmgate prices falling while retail prices increased.

EU sow market stabilises

15 May 2015

Having been on a downward trend since the summer of 2013, EU sow prices have shown some signs of stabilising since the start of this year.

Lower French exports in Q1 while imports grow

14 May 2015

In the first quarter of the year, French pork exports totalled 109,600 tonnes, 7% down on the level seen in 2014.

UK pig prices - week ended 9 May

13 May 2015

Falling pig prices returned in the week ended 9 May, with the EU-spec SPP down by 0.45p to 131.40p/kg, the lowest level so far in 2015.

Pig and Poultry Pocketbook 2015 out now

13 May 2015

The 2015 edition of the AHDB Pig and Poultry Pocketbook was launched at today’s BPEX Innovation Conference.

Feed market update - 13 May 2015

13 May 2015

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

Danish pig numbers up in April

13 May 2015

According to the April census results published by Statistics Denmark, total pig numbers increased to 12.5 million head.

Mixed picture on UK imports in March

12 May 2015

UK pork imports in March 2015 increased 3% compared to March 2014 but bacon and sausage imports were lower.

More wheat and soyameal used in compound feed

12 May 2015

According to latest figures from Defra, compound pig feed production during the first three months of 2015 was 1% lower than a year earlier at 439,000 tonnes.

EU economic recovery set to continue

11 May 2015

The EU Commission’s latest economic forecast includes an upwards revision for 2015 to a rise in real GDP of 1.8%, increasing to 2.1% for 2016 across the EU.

Exports from both the US and Canada fall

11 May 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, pork exports from the US fell by 15% compared to a year earlier, while Canada shipped 3% less.

Wide dispersion in profitability of pig production

06 May 2015

There was a wide variation in the economic performance of pig producers in England in 2013/2014.

UK pig prices - week ended 2 May 2015

06 May 2015

Last week the SPP increased after the fall seen in the previous week.

Sharp recovery in US production

06 May 2015

US production as expected showed a sharp rebound in the first quarter of 2015 as the industry continues to recover following the disease affected year of 2014.

EU pig prices increase

06 May 2015

The average price of pigs in the EU has been increasing since the end of March, continuing the general trend seen in 2015.

Feed market update - 6 May 2015

06 May 2015

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

South Korean pork imports increase sharply

01 May 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, imports of pork to South Korea increased by nearly a third compared to 2014.

PEDV recovery leads Japanese pork imports to fall

01 May 2015

The latest figures show that Japanese pork imports in the first three months of 2015 fell by 7% compared to a year earlier, to 173,400 tonnes.