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.
In the week ending 1 August, the GB UK-spec SPP fell again, by 0.49p on the week to average 161.78p/kg. The price is now 11.72p above last year’s price for the same week.
Estimated slaughter at GB abattoirs rose 2,600 head on the week to total 159,400 head. This is 11,000 head lower than the same week last year. Throughputs of heavier pigs were relatively unchanged on the week, suggesting a ‘real’ price fall, which affected most weight bands in the sample.
Carcase weights averaged 87.25kg, a rise of 80g on the week. Industry reports suggest that good growth rates and some rolling of pigs over weeks are contributing to heavier weights. Supply is reportedly plentiful for demand at present.
In the week ending 25 July, the GB UK-spec APP fell by 0.38p on the week to average 165.11p/kg. This is now 12.15p above last year’s price for the same week.
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