GB deadweight pig prices (UK spec)
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 16 January, the UK-Spec SPP fell by 1.64p to average 140.63p/kg. The measure is now around 19p lower than a year ago. Although GB prices are among the highest in Europe, they continue to be weighed down by an oversupply of pork, and lower pig prices on the continent.
Pigs continue to be rolled from week to week, and carcase weights broke records again, increasing to 92.17kg. The average probe measurement was 11.5mm. Estimated slaughter in the week ending 16 January was 187,400 head, 1.5% higher than the same week last year and 3,000 head more than the previous week.
In the week ending 9 January, the UK-spec APP fell by 1.85p on the previous week to 146.70p/kg. The difference between the APP and the SPP widened to 4.43p.
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