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.
During the week ending 23 May, the UK-spec SPP rose again, up 0.17p on the week to average 161.59p/kg. The price is now 18.86p above the same week last year.
Slaughter for the week was estimated to be 163,000 head, up 3,600 head (2%) on the week. Reports suggest that demand was good during the week leading up to the bank holiday, and coronavirus staffing issues in some plants had limited impact on overall throughputs.
Carcase weights averaged 86.47kg, 100g heavier than the week before. The heavier weights may partly reflect the fact there had been some disruption to throughput in previous weeks, leading to pigs being rolled.
The UK-spec APP also continued upwards, with the price for the week ending 16 May averaging 164.67p/kg, up 0.35p on the week. The greater weekly rise in the APP widened the premium from the SPP to 3.25p.
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