GB deadweight pig prices (UK 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 UK specification.

For the week ending 17 October, the UK-spec SPP continued on a downward trajectory. The SPP averaged 154.88p/kg, down 0.18p on the previous week. Domestic prices continued to be influenced by low prices on the continent, where African swine fever in Germany is impacting on export potential. The SPP is currently less than a penny above the same week last year as the gap continues to tighten.

Estimated slaughter for the last week totalled 181,400 head; this is still marginally up on the same week last year, but slightly down on the revised figures for the previous week.

Carcase weights averaged 88.07kg, a decrease of 180g week-on-week.

The UK-spec APP price totalled 159.26p/kg for the week ending 10 October, a minimal increase on the previous week of just 0.04p. This may represent some market adjustment after a significant price decrease of over a penny last week. The gap between the APP and SPP has now widened further to 4.20p, the largest gap since April 2019.

Additional information

Historic SPP and APP data Pig prices explained and who contributes The latest GB Standard Pig Price (SPP) The latest GB All Pig Price (APP) 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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