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Places still available at Grain Market Outlook

30 September 2015

With pig prices currently so low, developments in the feed market have never been more important for pig producers. The outlook for cereals and oilseeds markets will be presented at the AHDB Grain Market Outlook Conference on Wednesday 14 October at the Grange Tower Bridge in London.

UK pig prices - week ended 26 September 2015

30 September 2015

The EU-spec SPP fell for the fourth week running, by a third of a pence to 130.07p/kg, in week ended 26 September.

Feed market update - 30 September 2015

30 September 2015

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

Danish pork exports continue to grow

30 September 2015

Danish pork exports for the first six months of 2015 continued to show modest growth, with levels totalling 555,000 tonnes.

US pig herd recovery is complete

30 September 2015

As at 1 September, the US pig herd had increased to 68.4 million head, according to the latest Hogs and Pigs report published by USDA. This was 4% up on the same point in 2014 and 2% higher than the previous quarter and represented the largest herd since quarterly estimates began in 1988.

Spanish pig sector continues to grow

28 September 2015

Spain has long had one of the EU’s largest pig sectors and the latest census results show that its share of the EU herd is increasing

Balancing feed conversion and weight gain

28 September 2015

New analysis looks at the relationship between FCR and daily weight gains.

UK pig prices - week ended 19 September 2015

23 September 2015

High slaughter levels for the week ended 19 September contributed to the EU-spec SPP falling by 0.74 to 130.38p/kg. This is the lowest level recorded since the SPP series began in April 2014 and the last time the DAPP was this low was in June 2008.

Feed market update - 23 September 2015

23 September 2015

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

Fewer retailer promotions impact pork performance

23 September 2015

In the 12 weeks to 16 August 2015, the amount of pork purchased remained down on a year earlier, as shoppers continue to switch to categories such as fresh chicken and chilled ready meals, according to Kantar Wordpanel.

Contrasting trends in EU pig prices

22 September 2015

The EU average pig reference price as at week ended 13 September was up €5 compared with 4 weeks earlier, at €147 per 100kg.

EU exports remain higher in July

22 September 2015

EU pork exports in July were up by 7% following a large increase in shipments to China. This follows the trend seen for much of 2015.

Mixed trends in EU’s pig herds

21 September 2015

The EU pig breeding herd declined slightly in the year to June 2015, according to provisional figures from Eurostat.

Growth in UK production continues in August

17 September 2015

UK pig meat production totalled 68,400 tonnes in August, a 6% increase compared with a year earlier.

English pig herd declines in the first half of 2015

17 September 2015

The English pig herd decreased by 3% to 3.8 million head compared to a year earlier, according to the June Agricultural Survey figures published by Defra. 

UK pig prices - week ended 12 September

16 September 2015

Following disruption in the bank holiday week, slaughter numbers in the week ended 12 September recovered reaching the highest level since the beginning of July. There is no strong indications of a pick-up in demand in spite of the start of the new school year.

Feed market update - 16 September

16 September 2015

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

South Korean demand drives Chilean exports

16 September 2015

In the first half of 2015, Chilean pork exports totalled 64,000 tonnes, up 17% on a year earlier to a record level with South Korea driving much of this increase.

Measures to ease pressure on EU pig market announced

16 September 2015

Several reports have emerged in recent weeks about the problems facing not only the pig sector but agriculture in general. This cumulated in the introduction of a package of measures, worth €500 million, to support the farming sector by the European Commission on 7 September.

Sharpest falls in global food prices since 2008

16 September 2015

The latest food price index from the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO), covering August, fell 5.2% from July, the largest month on month fall since December 2008 and was down 21% from a year earlier.

Growth in Italian imports slows

15 September 2015

Italy’s pork imports increased 1% from a year earlier to 514,100 tonnes in the first half of this year, according to the latest figures published by Istat.

UK pork imports up in July while exports decline

11 September 2015

In July the UK imported 10% more pork year on year at 32,100 tonnes according to the latest HMRC trade data, reaching the highest level since December 2014. 

Marginal rise in producer share of pork

11 September 2015

The share of the retail price received by producers increased marginally in August reaching 35.5%, the highest point since February.

UK PIG PRICES - WEEK ENDED 5 September 2015

10 September 2015

The August bank holiday week experienced disappointing demand even though slaughterings edged back. 

Feed market update - 9 September 2015

09 September 2015

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

No change in GB breeder productivity

09 September 2015

The GB breeding herd performance overall stayed the same in the year to June 2015 compared to the year ended June 2014, according to the latest performance data from Agrosoft.

Global pork prices begin to rise but remain very weak

09 September 2015

Global pork prices reached a low in April before increasing in May and remaining stable in June, however prices remain well below levels seen in 2013 and 2014. The global market has been at its weakest for some years.  

EU weaner market weakened even further

09 September 2015

The average EU weaner price for the week ended 30 August stood at €32.39 per head, leaving prices far below the 2014 levels.

Canadian hog herd stable despite price volatility

04 September 2015

The Canadian hog industry remained stable over the year to July 2015, with the total number of pigs increasing by a small margin of 1% to 13.2 million, according to figures from Statistics Canada.

More EU pigs so far in 2015

04 September 2015

The number of pigs slaughtered across the EU in the first half of this year was up nearly 5 million head (4%) on a year before, based on latest figures from Eurostat.

UK pig prices - week ended 29 August 2015

02 September 2015

Supply and demand remain largely balanced, with the EU-spec SPP rising for the first time in four weeks to 132.43p/kg in week ended 29 August.

Feed market update - 2 September 2015

02 September 2015

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

Chinese economic concerns grow

02 September 2015

Concern about the state of the Chinese economy increased last week with Stock Markets around the world falling as a result.

Strong growth in Northern Ireland pig herd

02 September 2015

The pig herd in Northern Ireland in June 2015 increased by 7% compared to the same time in 2014, according to preliminary results of the June agricultural census from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Production costs at 5-year low

01 September 2015

Latest estimates from AHDB Pork show that total pig production costs in the second quarter of 2015 were at their lowest level for 5 years.