AHDB Pork’s weekly pig prices, slaughter data and commentary for Great Britain
The EU-spec SPP rose by a notable 1.35p to average 143.86p/kg during the week ending April 17. This puts the measure 20.14p below the same week last year, but 0.39p above the five-year average.
Estimated throughput at GB abattoirs totalled 181,400 head, down 1% on the week, but up 4% year-on-year.
Carcase weights continued to lighten week-on-week, averaging 87.29kg, down 620g on the week before. Carcase weights now average 2.1kg heavier than this time a year ago.
For the week ending April 10, the EU-spec APP averaged 146.49p/kg, up 0.87p on the week. This widened the gap between the SPP and APP for that week to 3.98p.
We were unable to report prices for both 30kg and 7kg weaners this week, as the samples were not statistically robust.
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