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.

In the week ending 1 August, the GB EU-spec SPP fell again, by half a penny on the week to average 164.68p/kg. The price is still 11.88p above last year’s price for the same week.

Estimated slaughter at GB abattoirs rose 2,600 head on the week to total 159,400 head. This is 11,000 head lower than the same week last year. Throughputs of heavier pigs were relatively unchanged on the week, suggesting a ‘real’ price fall, which affected most weight bands in the sample.

Carcase weights averaged 85.78kg, a rise of 70g on the week. Industry reports suggest that good growth rates and some rolling of pigs over weeks are contributing to heavier weights. Supply is reportedly plentiful for demand at present. 

In the week ending 25 July, the GB EU-spec APP fell by 0.38p on the week to average 168.07p. The price is now 12.32p above last year’s price for the same week.

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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