The share of retail prices received by pig producers in May remained stable in comparison with April at just below 35%, according to AHBD Pork.
While the May performance prevented a worsening of market share, avoiding falling below the six-year low recorded in April, the month still left producers fully 6% down on the same month last year.
Retail pork price trends were still mixed in May, however, with boneless legs, pork fillet and traditional pork sausages all increasing in price by 1%, while the price of pork shoulder, loin steaks and minced pork all fell by 1%.
“Pork mince and loin chops remained the only cuts to increase in price compared to a year earlier, both up 1%,” said AHDB Pork.
“All other cuts fell in price (on the year), with boneless legs down 6%, while fillet end legs and diced pork were down 5%.”