Producers receive bigger share of retail pork prices in April

The DAPP averaged 160.9p/kg in April, almost 4p up on the month. At the same time, the average retail price came down by a small amount. As a result, producers received 42% of the overall retail price.

This was a month-on-month increase of nearly 2% and meant that, on average, pig producers received 3% more compared with the same period last year.

Bacon prices for April are not yet available, but the producer return in March was unchanged at 35%, 3% higher than March 2012. The average farmgate price for bacon pigs was only marginally up on the month, while the retail price also rose by a small amount.

Compared with March 2012, the only cuts that recorded a month-on-month increase in price were fillet end leg (2%), boneless shoulder and minced pork (both 1%).

The average price for diced pork and traditional sausages remained unchanged while other cuts were cheaper.

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