GB pig prices for week ending March 17, 2017

AHDB Pork’s weekly pig prices, slaughter data and commentary for Great Britain

The EU-spec SPP remained steady in the week ended March 10 on the week, rising by a modest 0.05p to 145.71p/kg. The price stood 4p below year earlier levels when, in the equivalent week last year, prices were rising.

Estimated slaughterings were up 11% on the year at 178,700 head, and 10% ahead on the week, which is to be expected given the bad weather conditions of the previous week. Also likely to be related to the poor weather conditions, average carcase weights dropped 340g on the week to 83.94kg. This was also 230g below year earlier levels.


In the week ended March 3, the EU-spec APP fell 0.17p to 148.58p/kg. With the SPP remaining steady and the APP decreasing, the gap between the two price series has narrowed slightly to 2.92p/kg.

For the week ended March 10, the 30kg weaner price stood at £50.30/head, 12p higher than the price recorded two weeks ago. No trade data was available for last week due to the bad weather. Despite this slight rise, the price stands £5.35 below the same week last year. The price for 7kg weaners recorded a £1.69 rise on the week, averaging at £37.44/head. Although, the price was still £1.06/head lower than the same week of last year.


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