GB finished pig prices nudge up again

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

In the week ending 31 July, the GB EU-spec SPP averaged 160.93p/kg, a modest increase of 0.03p on the week before. The measure is now just 3.75p below the price achieved for the same week a year ago.

Clean pig slaughter was estimated to be 165,700 head for the week, similar to the week before (+100 head). Throughput was well below last year’s level for the third consecutive week. There are reports of pigs being rolled across a number of producers, as well as Covid-related staffing issues giving way to more systemic staffing problems in some abattoirs.

Carcase weights averaged 86.44kg for the week, down 170g on the week before, but 660g heavier compared to the same week a year ago.

In the week ending 24 July, the GB EU-spec APP rose 0.23p on the week before to average 165.15p/kg.

30kg weaners averaged £56.61/head in the week ending 31 July, down £3.47 on the week before.

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