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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.

The EU-spec SPP rose slightly in the week ending 28 March, by 0.24p to average 163.39p/kg. The supply chain appears to be coping well with coronavirus, as well as the dramatic shift in demand away from foodservice and into supermarkets. Although some abattoirs are reporting reduced staff availability, as is almost every sector, killing has so far remained largely unaffected.

Estimated slaughter in the week was 183,000 head, only slightly lower (2,300 head) than last week’s figure. Carcase weights fell by 530g to average 85.17kg.

In the week ending 21 March, the EU-spec APP averaged 165.47p/kg, 0.21p higher than in the previous week. This meant the gap between the APP and the SPP widened to 2.32p.

Additional information

Historic weekly and monthly SPP and APP data Pig prices explained and who contributes More detail on the latest GB Standard Pig Price (SPP) More detail on the latest GB All Pig Price (APP) GB All Pig Price (APP) three year average Conversion of UK and EU dressing specifications

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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