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Feed Report- June

27 June 2018

Read our commentary on the latest developments in the global cereal and oilseeds markets.

Pig prices holding steady

27 June 2018

In the week ending 23 June, the EU-spec SPP remained largely unchanged compared to the previous week.

The organic market and its shoppers

27 June 2018

Consumer spend hit £1 billion for the organic market in the 52 weeks ending February 2018.

Exports rise but prices fall for EU pork

26 June 2018

The EU exported 167,800 tonnes of pork during April, 7% higher compared to the same month last year. However, average export prices have fallen by 10% on the year and as such, the overall value of exports was down by 3%, at €381 million.

Sausage sales soar, while other pig meat products struggle

26 June 2018

There was a pocket of positivity in the latest retail data from Kantar Worldpanel, covering the 12 weeks to 20 May.

EU production stable in March, higher in the first quarter

26 June 2018

Figures from Eurostat show EU pig slaughterings in March were 22.4 million head, 0.5% lower year on year.

GB pig prices continue to gain

20 June 2018

In the week ending 16 June, the EU-spec SPP rose slightly compared to the previous week.

What might rising oil prices mean for the livestock sector?

20 June 2018

Significant oil price changes can have far reaching effects on agriculture both here in the UK and worldwide.

UK pig meat exports stumble in April

20 June 2018

HMRC reported fresh/frozen pork exports fell in April, totalling 17,000 tonnes, a decline of 9% year-on-year.

Producer share of retail price steady

20 June 2018

During May, the share of the pork retail price received by producers remained just below 39%, according to AHDB estimates, very close to April’s level.

UK production growth more modest in May

20 June 2018

The latest Defra statistics release indicates that the strong growth in UK pig meat production recorded in early 2018 abated somewhat in May.

GB pig prices hold steady

13 June 2018

In the week ending 9 June, the EU-spec SPP remained relatively unchanged compared to the previous week.

Pack it in! Options for reducing plastic use

13 June 2018

A recent survey by insights agency Delineate revealed that plastic waste was as big a concern amongst British adults as Brexit. Although in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, plastic has helped to reduce food waste and will remain an important part of the food supply chain. As major supermarkets and food manufacturers sign up to the UK Plastics Pact and pledge to tackle plastic waste, where do the challenges and opportunities lie for the meat industry?

French exports boosted by Italian trade in Q1

11 June 2018

In the first quarter of the year, French pork exports totalled 114,700 tonnes, 17% higher than the level recorded in 2017.

The competitive game of World Cuisines

11 June 2018

World cuisines are a vast and expanding market impacting consumer cooking habits but, more often than not, the Foodservice world first. As the hype of the World Cup starts, let’s look at which eating-out cuisines have legs, which are being knocked out and which may qualify in the future.

Politics and global pork prices- what next?

11 June 2018

On a global scale, it seems pork prices have been relatively stable for a while. Based on prices from the four major exporters (the EU, US, Canada and Brazil), the average pork export price remained around $2.64/kg between October 2017 and March this year. However, this apparent stability masks dynamics on the individual markets, which mean the situation has not been as steady as it appears.

Mexican retaliatory tariffs- a new opportunity?

11 June 2018

In response to US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium, Mexico announced retaliatory tariffs on US steel, aluminium and agricultural products.

Pig prices pick up further

06 June 2018

In the week ended 2 June, the EU-spec SPP gained 1.20p on the previous week.

Positive performance for indoor breeding herds during Q1

06 June 2018

The latest figures from Agrosoft suggest the improvements to GB sow herd productivity have continued into 2018. 

EU weaner prices increasingly below 2017 levels

06 June 2018

The EU average weaner price for week ended 27 May stood at €45.99/head, a substantial 22% below 2017 levels.

Canadian exports stumble in Q1

06 June 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, Canadian pork exports slipped by 3% year-on-year, to 240,000 tonnes.

US production pushing exports higher

05 June 2018

US pork production in the first four months of 2018 was nearly four million tonnes, a 4.6% increase over the same period last year. The industry is therefore on track to meet the USDA forecast of 12.2 million tonnes in 2018, compared with 11.6 million tonnes in 2017.

June UK Pig Meat Market Update Out Now

04 June 2018

The June edition of the UK pig meat market update is now available.

EU pig prices starting to edge up

04 June 2018

In early May, the average price of pigs in the EU fell, continuing the trend seen since mid-March. However, in the past two weeks, prices have started to increase again.