Outlook webinar 2017

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The 2017 Outlook Conference, jointly hosted by AHDB Beef & Lamb and AHDB Pork took place on Tuesday 14 February online as a webinar. This year’s event focused on the prospects for the English beef, lamb and pork sectors as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

Acting Data and Analysis Manager, Vikki Campbell, spoke about how the UK pig market has now entered a period of tighter supply and increasing prices. This follows the low pig prices recorded in 2015 and early 2016. Ms Campbell spoke about the latest forecasts from AHDB Pork and how it seems likely that this tighter situation is likely to continue into the first half of 2017. Nevertheless, production is expected to start to grow again in the latter part of the year. Although much uncertainty remains, not least because of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, this could mean that the market remains firm for some months to come.

Click here to listen to the Pig Market Outlook section of the webinar.