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Pig Prices (UK Spec)

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During the week ending 13 October, the UK-spec SPP continued downwards, falling by 0.48p to 143.68p/kg. The price is currently 11.40p below the same week last year.

GB estimated slaughterings were up around 9,000 head (+5%) on the week to total 183,900 head, although this was only 0.3% higher than the same week in 2017. The average carcase weight for the SPP was recorded at 85.16kg, 180g lower than the previous week.

Following the trend of the last 3 weeks, the UK-spec APP also declined slightly in the week ending 6 October, down 0.43p, to stand at 147.34p/kg. The current figure is 11.79p lower than year earlier levels. The gap between the APP and the SPP in the corresponding week was 3.18p.

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