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Pig Prices (UK Spec)

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  • UK-spec SPP ↑ 0.45p to 153.02p/kg (w/e 12 Oct)
  • Estimated slaughter ↓ to 175,300 head (w/e 12 Oct)
  • UK-spec APP ↑ 0.95p to 154.56p/kg (w/e 5 Oct)

GB finished pig prices continued their upward trajectory in the week ending 12 October. This puts the SPP over 9.3p above the same week last year and nearly 9.7p above the five-year average.

Estimated slaughter for the week totalled 175,300 head, 1% (1,900 head) less than the revised figure for the previous week. Some reports suggest slaughter pace has been limited by a lack of cold storage space, possibly influenced by Brexit as well as the run-up to the festive period. Retail demand is still slow. However, there remains strong demand from an export perspective.

Carcase weights remained relatively steady, increasing by 90g on the week to average 86.05kg.

In the week ending 5 October, the UK-spec APP was over 7p/kg above the same week in the previous year. This the largest annual change so far this year. The SPP rose slightly more than the APP in the same week and so the gap between the two measures narrowed to 1.99p.

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