GB deadweight pig prices (UK 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 UK specification.
The UK-spec SPP lifted marginally in the most recent week. In the week ending 27 February, the GB UK-spec SPP lifted 0.32p to average 136.42p/kg. Prices continue to trend below those seen last year, down 23.39p when compared to the same week in 2020, and 2.62p below the 5-year average.
Estimated slaughter dropped back significantly on the week, down 12,000 head (7%) to total 176,100 head. This put weekly slaughter below the 5-year average by 5,000 head, although up marginally on the year (200 head).
Carcase weights averaged 91.76kg.
The GB UK-spec APP stood at 139.79p/kg for the week ending 20 February, down 0.90p from the previous week. This measure is now down 22.07p compared to the same last year, and 2.75p below the 5-year average.
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