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23 Feb 2015

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

102.89 (2.73p/kg)

21 Feb 2015

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

165.45 (0.42%)

21 Feb 2015

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

5.08 (0.22%)

3. BPHS

The BPEX Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) is an industry-sponsored health monitoring scheme established in 2008. It monitors English pigs at slaughter for incidence and severity of animal disease on member farms, to help pig producers reduce the level of sub-clinical disease within their herds. Individual data can then be benchmarked against the disease average of others within the scheme.  Assessments are carried out at designated abattoirs by specialist veterinarians.

1. Uplift for EU weaner prices

EU weaner prices have begun to recover seasonally, boosted by firming finished pig prices, but are still well below year earlier levels.

2. Small increase in EU pig herd

26 of the 28 EU Member States have now reported their December 2014 census data to the European Commission, identifying a 1% increase in the total pig herd, compared with December 2013.

3. Producer margins shrinking but still positive in Q4

The average GB cost of pig production in the final quarter of 2014, as estimated by AHDB/BPEX, was just over 142p/kg (£116 per head).

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04 March 2015

Stockman Plus - Pig Welfare and Euthanasia

George Albert Hotel, Evershot, Dorchester, DT2 9PW

50.821228, -2.556072

04 March 2015

Stockman Plus - Pig Welfare and Euthanasia

Denny Bros, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AR

52.241388, 0.751006

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