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Pig Prices (UK Spec)

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GB pig prices remained steady in the week ended 3 February, with UK spec SPP slightly falling by 0.03p to 144.17p/kg. This stability follows a decline of 1.40p/kg in the previous week. Industry reports suggest that supply is currently above demand therefore it is not clear if this period of stability can be maintained.

This is supported by an increase in estimated throughputs over the week, standing at 183,700 head. This was a 1% rise on the week and 9% above year earlier levels. The average carcase weight was 85.87kg.

The UK-spec APP continued to decline in the week ended 27 January. Prices stood at 147.61 p/kg, a 0.70p fall on the previous week widening the gap between the APP and SPP for the same week 3.41p.

In the week ended 03 February, prices for both 30kg and 7kg weaners increased, however, both were below 2017 levels. 30kg weaners averaged £53.22/head, £1.76 behind year earlier levels but was an increase of £1.52 on the week. 7kg weaners averaged at £37.32/head, 0.90p below last year but 67p ahead week-on-week.

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