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German pig herd continuing to decline

30 June 2016

Provisional figures from the May pig census show that the number of pigs in Germany fell by 4% since May 2015, to 27 million head.

Short term impacts of “Brexit” result

29 June 2016

In the wake of the result of the EU referendum last Thursday, what are the short-term consequences for the UK pork sector?

UK pig prices - week ended 25 June

29 June 2016

The EU-spec SPP rose again in week ending 25 June, by 0.63p to 122.16p/kg.

June Pig Market Trends out now

29 June 2016

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

Feed market update – June 2016

29 June 2016

The price of maize has been a key focal point over the month to 23 June, with US maize futures (Dec-16) peaking at $176.66/t on 17 June, before falling back down to $156.59/t on 23 June.

Polish imports and exports increasing

28 June 2016

Polish exports of fresh and frozen pork recorded a 5% increase in the first quarter of 2016 on a year earlier, to 104 thousand tonnes.

US pig herd increasing

27 June 2016

As at June 1, the US pig herd was at 68.4 million, which was an increase of 2% on the same period a year earlier, according to the latest Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report from the USDA.

Sales of pork in decline again

24 June 2016

Pork sales by volume recorded a decline in the 12 weeks to 22 May, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data.

UK pig prices - week ended 18 June

22 June 2016

The EU-spec SPP continued its positive trend in the week ending 18 June, recording an increase of 1.13p to 121.53p/kg.

Sterling volatility continues

22 June 2016

The value of sterling has remained volatile of late and this week recorded the largest gain against the euro for the previous five months.

Growing presence of Poland on UK market

22 June 2016

Poland has been steadily increasing its presence on the UK pig meat market, which seems set to continue.

Organic pig numbers rise slightly

22 June 2016

Latest figures from Defra show a small rise in the number of organically farmed pigs in the UK in 2015, for the first time since 2011.

UK production starting to stabilise

20 June 2016

According to the latest DEFRA figures, pig slaughterings for May were up, to 863 thousand head, on the same period a year earlier.

Danish pork exports record slight decline

17 June 2016

Danish pork exports for the first quarter of 2016 recorded a slight decline, down 6% to 273 thousand tonnes, on the same period a year earlier.

EU exports continue their strong start to the year

16 June 2016

EU exports of fresh/frozen pork continued to show strong growth into April.

UK pig prices - week ended 11 June 2016

15 June 2016

The EU-spec SPP increased once again in week ended 11 June, by 0.97p to 120.40p/kg.

EU pig meat demand picking up

15 June 2016

Demand for pig meat in the EU has been under some pressure in 2015 and into early 2016.

FAO 2016 Food Outlook report now published

15 June 2016

The FAO has published its 2016 Food Outlook report this month, so it seems timely to review some of the points the report highlights.

EU production levels starting to stabilise

14 June 2016

Provisional figures from the EU Commission show that EU pig meat production decreased year-on-year in March, by -1% to 2.02 million tonnes.

UK exports continuing to grow in April

13 June 2016

UK exports of fresh/frozen pork continued to grow significantly in April, to 17.2 thousand tonnes.

EU weaner prices increasing slightly after period of stability

10 June 2016

Weaner prices across the EU have remained largely stable since firming through January and February.

Producers share of retail price still low, but rising slowly

09 June 2016

The producer’s share of the retail pork price recorded another modest increase in May, to 32%.

UK pig prices - week ended 04 June 2016

08 June 2016

The EU-spec SPP jumped up by 1.94p to 119.43p/kg in week ended 4 June.

Brazilian maize price hinders livestock producers

08 June 2016

From a cereals perspective, one of the main talking points over the past month that has been affecting global grain prices is Brazil’s second, or safrinha, maize crop.

UK pig feed consumption forecast to increase

07 June 2016

Total demand for cereals in UK animal feed production in 2015/16 has been revised up, by 1.3%, compared with earlier estimates, according to the latest Defra UK Supply and Demand estimates released last month.

EU pig prices increasing through May

06 June 2016

Pig prices in the EU have increased week-on-week throughout May. The latest average pig price, for week ending 29 May, was €140.76 per 100 kg.

Global prices stabilise as trade booms

03 June 2016

Global pork export prices have been relatively stable over recent months, albeit at a lower level than for many years.

GB sow productivity continues to improve

02 June 2016

Performance results for the twelve months ending March 2016 show continued improvement in GB sow herds.

Spanish exports continue to grow

02 June 2016

Exports of fresh/frozen pork from Spain have grown strongly in the first quarter of 2016, when compared with the same period a year earlier.

UK pig prices - week ended 28 May 2016

01 June 2016

Pig prices continued to increase in week ended 28 May, with the EU-spec SPP up 1.22p to 117.49p/kg.

June UK Pig Meat Market Update out now

01 June 2016

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