Pre-planning continues over the festive season

This week’s Slaughter Pig Marketing Summary, from Thames Valley Cambac, reported that trading for the second short week of the festive period was again mostly pre planned.

TVC - December 30

Factory reliability was questionable after the Christmas break however, leading to some pigs being carried over the weekend. There was no SPP issued so all contract prices stood on.

Fresh meat trade was minimal and prices remained similar. The cull sow market stood on, but numbers remained tight as producers were content to carry over into the New Year.

European markets also ended the year with prices unchanged and the euro similar at 88.13p. The end of the decade brings an opportunity to compare prices from the start in January 2010. The DAPP was 138.77p, Tribune 135.10p, European basket price was 110.12p, and the euro little changed from today’s value at 88.81p. Let’s hope that the coming decade gives opportunities for our industry to rise to challenges and continue to be a success.

The Weaner Marketing Summary, for week commencing December 22, reported that movements were limited to regular trades only, with weighbridge availability an added concern. There were no prices announced by the AHDB.

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