GB deadweight pig prices (EU 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 EU specification.
The EU-spec SPP has again dropped to 139.00p/kg for the week ending 15 January. This is a drop of 1.10p from the previous week and the first time the SPP has been below 140p/kg since March last year.
The estimated slaughter was up 20.5% on last week’s shorter week at 179,423 head. This is up 1.5% from the same time last year. Carcase weight increased again this week to 95.42kg setting another new record. This shows that we are still seeing heavier, fatter pigs coming to slaughter. Probe measurements increased by 0.1mm from last week making a new highest recorded measurement of 11.9mm for the SPP sample.
The EU-spec APP stood at 146.03p/kg week ending 8 January. This is down 2.01p from the week previous and a larger drop than was seen on the SPP for the same week. The gap between the two price series now stands at 7.03p.
To find out more about our weekly deadweight pig price reporting series please visit our frequently asked question page or view the video below
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 email@example.com
In April 2020 the weight bands we publish were amended. This report below provides some historical figures for comparison purposes. Data by weight band is published on a weekly basis in our SPP full report. Please note there are minimum thresholds for publication to ensure our prices are as robust as possible and comply with competition law guidance. There is a requirement for there to be at least five companies contributing to each price point in the SPP and APP with no company accounting for more than 50% or 60% respectively. On occasions therefore a full breakdown of weekly prices and throughputs by weight band and prices by lean meat % may not be available.
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