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Price Trends

20 Apr 2015

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

104.57 (1.13p/kg)

18 Apr 2015

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

170.91 (7.03%)

18 Apr 2015

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

5.39 (0.83%)

1. Fallen stock

Fallen livestock can no longer be buried or burnt in the open because of the risk of disease spread through groundwater or air pollution. The Animal By-products Regulations control disposal of carcases

1. Lower prices fail to support pork sales

Pork sales did not show any recovery during March, as highlighted by a 12% decrease in sales value during the 12 weeks ended 29 March, according to latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

2. EU production up in January

In January the number of pigs slaughtered in the EU saw a year on year increase, despite there being one fewer working day in the month than in 2014.

3. UK pig prices - week ended 18 April 2015

Following falls in the price of the finished pigs throughout 2015, in the week ending 18 April the EU-spec GP SPP increased by 0.14p to 132.33p/kg.

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27 April 2015

North Yorkshire Pig Club

Beverley Arms Hotel, North Bar, Within, Beverley HU17 8DD

53.843780, -0.434552

28 April 2015


RASE, Stoneleigh Park, Warks CV8 2TL

52.339940, -1.527130

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