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Pig Prices (UK Spec)

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In the week ended 2 December, the UK-spec SPP fell 1.18p on the week to average 149.31p/kg. The current quote is only 0.64p higher than the equivalent week last year, which is the smallest premium since the series surpassed year earlier levels at the start of August 2016.

Estimated slaughterings fell 8% on the week and 9% on the year to 174 thousand head in week ended 2 December, with anecdotal comments suggesting a shift in kill week patterns. Carcase weights fell for the third consecutive week, by 480g to average 84.69kg.

In the week ended 25 November, the UK-spec APP fell 0.35p to 153.42p/kg, 3.03p higher than year earlier levels. The gap between the APP and SPP in the same week widened slightly to 2.93p/kg, driven by a larger decline in the SPP.

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