GB pig prices for week ending June 5, 2021 – another big increase for SPP

AHDB Pork’s weekly pig prices, slaughter data and commentary for Great Britain

The EU-spec SPP rose by 2.24p to reach 155.03p/kg in the week ending June 5.

This marks the 12th consecutive week of price increases, and puts the measure 9.42p behind where it was during the same week a year ago.

Estimated slaughter at GB abattoirs stood at 173,000 head for the week, down 4% on the week before but up 12% on the same week a year ago. The latest reporting week included the late May bank holiday.

Average carcase weights stood-on from the week before, at 86.46kg. This is 2kg heavier than the same week a year ago.

The EU-spec APP also recorded an increase in the week ending May 29, up another 1.33p to 156.55p/kg. This widened the gap between the APP and the SPP for the same week to 3.76p.

In the week ending June 5, 7kg weaners averaged £37.74/head. This was down £4.79 on the price achieved for the same week a year ago, but down 56p on the five-year average for the same week.

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