While EU sow prices have been rising for most of this year, since the start of September, prices have remained quite stable.
Nonetheless, over the past month, both Germany and the Netherlands have recorded the highest prices on records back to 2014.
In the latest week ended October 27, EU sow prices stood as follows:
AHDB’s senior analyst Bethan Wilkins said: “Given the close export links with the UK, the stable German sow price, in particular, will have fed through to the GB cull sow price. In addition to this, a strengthening pound is likely to have put downward pressure on prices, to ensure UK sow meat remains competitive on the German market.”