GB deadweight pig prices (UK spec)

Updated weekly

The APP (All Pig Price) is the GB average deadweight pig price achieved by producers each week. The SPP (Standard Pig Price) is the average price for GB standard pigs, those that have not received a premium for the production system, feed regime or breed. The prices are collected from voluntary surveys. These prices are for carcases dressed to UK specification.

In the week ending 1 May, the GB UK-spec SPP jumped by 2.30p on the week to average 144.86p/kg. This is the largest week-on-week growth recorded since August 2016, and puts the measure 16.29p behind the price recorded for the same week in 2020.

Estimated clean pig slaughter at GB abattoirs totalled 177,700 head for the week, up 0.4% from the week before and up 2% on the same week a year ago. 

Average carcase weights stood at 88.72kg, 130g heavier than the week before. This is the first week-on-week rise in carcase weights since mid-February.

In the week ending 24 April, the UK-spec APP rose by 0.80p on the week to average 146.08p/kg. This narrowed the gap between the SPP and APP for that week to 3.52p/kg.

Additional information

Historic SPP and APP data Pig prices explained and who contributes The latest GB Standard Pig Price (SPP) The latest GB All Pig Price (APP) Conversion of UK and EU dressing specifications

Please note that the prices shown in the tables on this web page may occasionally differ from the official SPP and APP prices contained within the PDF reports. This is due to rounding and we are working to align the systems. The  SPP and APP PDF reports can be downloaded using the links above on this page and contain additional price by weight band information to help provide more insight. If you have any questions please contact us at dead.weight@ahdb.org.uk

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