GB deadweight pig prices (EU 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 EU specification.

The EU-spec SPP held its ground in the week ended 20 November, at 144.31p/kg, 0.15p higher than a week earlier.

Estimated slaughter for the week was 196,200 head, up on the week and the year by 11,000 and 21,000 head respectively. Reports indicate that a number of abattoirs undertook a Saturday kill, although there were only limited numbers of particularly low-priced pigs.

The average carcase weight fell compared to the previous week, albeit by a modest 240g to 91.84kg.

Unfortunately, there was insufficient data available to produce a 7kg or 30kg weaner price this week. However, for the week ending 13 November, the EU-spec APP fell by 1.13p to stand at 149.89p/kg. The gap between the two price series therefore widened to 5.73p.

To find out more about our weekly deadweight pig price reporting series please visit our frequently asked question page or view the video below

Deadweight pig price reporting: Information and FAQs

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

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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