GB finished pig prices slip

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

In the week ending 25 July, the EU-spec SPP slipped by 0.43p on the week to average 165.18p/kg. The measure is now 12.39p above the same week last year and 18.91p above the five-year average. Industry reports suggest that weaker retail and export demand dampened prices. 

Estimated slaughter fell by 400 head on the week to 156,800 head. Carcase weights averaged 85.71kg, up 680g on the week.

In the week ending 18 July, the EU-spec APP fell 0.25p on the week to average 168.45p/kg. The measure is now 13.73p above the same week last year and 19.66p above the five-year average.

In the week ending 25 July, 7kg weaners averaged £42.99/head, while prices for 30kg weaners averaged £60.08/head. Reports suggest supplies were slightly more abundant but demand sluggish.

Hannah Clarke

Analyst - Livestock

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