GB deadweight pig prices (UK spec)

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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.

Finished pig prices continued to climb in the latest week. In the week ending 17 June, the UK-spec SPP lifted 0.78p to average 157.85p/kg. Despite recent gains, prices remain 4.83p below the same week last year, but up 8.37p on the five-year average.

Estimated slaughter fell notably on the week, down 3.7% (6,400 head) on the week before, and 10,700 head less than the same point in 2020. This is the first time slaughter levels have dropped noticeably below year-earlier levels since February. Recent reports have indicated challenges with staffing in processing plants and this may be reflected in the kill level.

The average carcase weights stood at 87.80kg.

The UK- spec APP also lifted in the week ending 10 June to average 161.41p/kg, 0.82p more than the week before. The measure is now 4.31p below the price achieved for the same week in 2020. This narrowed the gap compared to the SPP to 4.34p.

Additional information

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 dead.weight@ahdb.org.uk

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