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Feed market update – September 2017

27 September 2017

Read our commentary on latest developments in the global cereals and oilseed markets.

Continued declines for GB pig prices

27 September 2017

The EU-spec SPP declined again in week ended 23 September, by 1.29p to stand at 161.04p/kg.

EU breeding and finishing herds slowly moving up

27 September 2017

Both the EU pig breeding herd and the total herd increased in the year to June 2017, according to provisional figures from Eurostat which cover 14 countries including all the major producers.

The changing landscape of grocery retail

27 September 2017

The UK retail landscape has changed considerably over the last decade.

Smaller decline in EU pork exports in July

27 September 2017

The sharp year-on year decline of 31% in EU pork exports in the second quarter of 2017 slowed down to 16% in July.

Downwards pressure on EU Prices

27 September 2017

In the four weeks ending 17 September the EU reference price fell by €3.02 to €167.80/100kg. 

GB pig prices ease further

20 September 2017

The EU-spec SPP fell once again in week ended 16 September, down 0.59p to stand at 162.33p/kg.

Behind the headlines of Meat-free

20 September 2017

As the media intensifies coverage on the growth of diets featuring less meat which has given rise to the term flexitarian, has this impacted the meat category as much as it may have first been thought?

CETA agreement between the EU and Canada comes into force

20 September 2017

The date of 21 September represents the start of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Producer share of retail price remains high in August

20 September 2017

The share of the pork retail price received by producers in August decreased by 0.1 percentage points on the month to 43.9%.

Fall in UK pig slaughterings largely ended in August

20 September 2017

At 895.5 thousand head, UK clean pig slaughterings were down just 0.2% on year earlier values in August, according to the latest data from Defra. This takes year to date (January – August) throughputs up to 6.8 million head, 3% lower than in the equivalent period of 2016.

GB sow productivity continues to rise

18 September 2017

In the 12 months ending June 2017, the productivity of the GB sow herd continued to increase, according to latest data from Agrosoft.

England’s breeding herd steady but fattening pigs up in June

15 September 2017

Defra figures from the 1 June Agricultural survey indicate that England’s pig herd increased modestly compared to the previous year, reaching almost 4.0 million head.

GB pig prices remain under pressure

13 September 2017

The EU-spec SPP declined further in week ended 9 September, falling 0.82p to 162.92p/kg. This is the lowest weekly price since the start of July this year, but remains 23.03p above equivalent 2016 levels.

Positivity for global UK pig meat exports

13 September 2017

AHDB has just published its latest Brexit report outlining UK prospects for meat and dairy products in the global marketplace.

IN-DEPTH: Could EU pig meat exports continue to slow?

13 September 2017

EU pig meat exports have expanded considerably over the last 15 years and have provided a considerable boost to the pig meat market in the EU, including the UK. However, with trade so far this year falling on year earlier levels, we explore what impact this may have on the EU pig meat market going forward.

UK pork exports rise in July

13 September 2017

Following year on year declines in June, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork in July pushed ahead of year earlier levels to stand at 17.6 thousand tonnes, an increase of 20% on July 2016.

Growth in Spanish pig meat exports stalled

13 September 2017

Spain has emerged as a key pig meat exporter since joining the EU, with especially strong growth in shipments between 2014 and 2016, but this has come to an end so far this year.

Continued inflation in pork retail prices

08 September 2017

In the 12 weeks ended 13 August, volumes of fresh and frozen pork sold decreased by 5% year-on-year, according to data provided by Kantar Worldpanel. However, average retail prices increased by 9% on the year, leading to a 4% rise in total spend on primary pork products during the period.

GB pig prices fall once again - week ended 2 September

06 September 2017

In the week ending 2 September the EU-spec SPP declined for the second consecutive week. At 163.74p/kg the current quote is 0.43p lower week on week, but remains 25.5p above year earlier levels.

Percentage of British pork facings falls

06 September 2017

According to the latest PorkWatch data, the percentage of British pork facings in GB supermarkets has fallen this year.

Global prices rising- for how long?

06 September 2017

Global pork export prices continued to move upwards in the second quarter of 2017.

EU weaner price continues to fall

05 September 2017

Since the end of May, the EU average weaner price has fallen by €11.68, to €47.44/head in the week ending 27 August.

September UK pig meat market update now available

04 September 2017

The September edition of the UK Pig Meat Market Update is now available.

Growth in Northern Ireland’s pig population

04 September 2017

As at 1 June 2017, the total pig herd in Northern Ireland increased by 8% on the previous year, to 646.6 thousand head, according to provisional June census results from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

Canadian pig herd continues to grow

04 September 2017

As at 1 July, the number of pigs on holdings in Canada rose for the fifth consecutive year to 14.1 million head, 2% up on the same period in 2016 and 12% higher than 1 July 2012, according to latest data from Statistics Canada.