Good recovery reported for EU sow prices

EU sow prices are showing signs of recovering after a period of stability at the beginning of the year, with German, Dutch, French and Danish prices all increasing over the last few months, according to AHDB Pork.

The value of German and Danish sows has come back from a record low earlier in the year to price levels last recorded in November 2014.

“With reports of tightening of supplies within the EU, the cull sow price has responded positively to this movement,” said AHDB Pork.

“In addition, with the censuses of the major producing states largely reporting an overall decrease in the size of the breeding herds, and production forecast to fall in the second half of 2016, it can be expected that further support to the cull sow price may be forthcoming.”

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