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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.

During the week ending 23 May, the EU-spec SPP rose again, up 0.17p on the week to average 164.51p/kg. The price is now 19.17p above the same week last year.

Slaughter for the week was estimated to be 163,000 head, up 3,600 head (2%) on the week. Reports suggest that demand was good during the week leading up to the bank holiday, and coronavirus staffing issues in some plants had a limited impact on overall throughputs.

Carcase weights averaged 85.01kg, 100g heavier than the week before and a substantial 1.77kg above year earlier levels. The heavy weights may partly reflect the fact there had been some disruption to throughput in previous weeks, leading to pigs being rolled.

The EU-spec APP also continued upwards, with the price for the week ending 16 May averaging 167.63p/kg, up 0.36p on the week. The greater weekly rise in the APP widened the premium from the SPP to 3.29p.

In February 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.

You can sign up to receive the SPP (Standard Pig Price) by texting dwpig to 83070 for 50p per weekly report. To receive the APP (All Pig Price) by SMS please text dwapp to 84555 for 25p per weekly report.

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