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 rose 1.15p to 172.76p/kg in the week ending 14 May. This is progress, but still likely to be a long way below the cost of production for many. News of an “enhanced payment plan” to pig producers by a major UK supermarket is also positive news.
Estimated slaughter in the week was 185,500 head, 7000 head more than the previous, shorter week. The average carcase weight in the SPP sample fell to 91.19kg.
In the week ending 7 May, the EU-Spec APP rose by 5.44p to 180.07p/kg, bringing the gap between the two series to 8.46p.
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. 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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