Pork demand lukewarm, despite barbecue weather

Despite the obvious excellent barbecue opportunities encouraged by the current warm spell, demand was surprisingly subdued from many of the majors last, according to Thames Valley Cambac.  

Processor price contributions stood on, but other market fundamentals, such as SPP – up 2.53p at 183.10p, helped to appreciate Q prices, TVC said in its latest market update.

“The fresh market trade bucked the trend, encouraged by good footfall, and saw price improvements in most outlets,” TVC said.

“The cull sow market improved a penny due to currency, but European markets were described as awash with pig meat, but price quotes in sterling appreciated as a stronger Euro ended the week up 0.50p at 85.55p.”

The weaner trade was minimal outside contract arrangements, with fatteners are few and far between. There
was insufficient data for the AHDB formulate any prices.

European/GB Prices (p/kg) w/c 19/06/22    Movement on last week

SPP                              183.1                                       + 2.53

Tribune Spot Bacon    190.36                                     + 1.55

European Av.              153.56                                     + 2.17

Belgium                       143.21                                     + 1.86

Denmark                     127.57                                     + 0.68

France                         174.42                                     + 1.09

Germany                     153.90                                     + 0.81

Ireland                         159.03                                     + 4.24

Holland                        139.37                                     + 3.63

Spain                           174.52                                     + 1.46

Ref Weekly Tribune

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