AHDB Pork’s weekly pig prices, slaughter data and commentary for Great Britain
The EU-spec SPP gained another 0.77p on the previous week to average 142.51p/kg in the week ending April 10.
This puts the measure 21.12p below where it was at the same point last year and 0.60p below the five-year average. These positive price movements fit with reports of supply tightening in the industry and demand remaining strong.
Estimated throughput for the week remained high at 194,000 head, although this was down 2% week-on-week.
Carcase weights averaged 87.91kg, 370g lighter than the previous week – however, they are still 2.93kg heavier than this time last year. This is the first time carcase weights have dropped below the 88kg mark this year.
In the week ending April 3, the EU-spec APP averaged 145.62p/kg, up only marginally by 0.13p on the week. This narrowed the gap between the SPP and the APP to 3.88p, which is the smallest difference since February.
Unfortunately, we were unable to publish a price for 7kg or 30kg weaners this week.