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13 Apr 2015

EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)

103.45 (0.3p/kg)

11 Apr 2015

Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)

161.88 (0.71%)

11 Apr 2015

Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)

4.56 (0.41%)

2. Porkwatch

BPEX continually encourages retailers to source Quality Standard pork and pork products. The results are monitored in-store through a bi-monthly PorkWatch survey conducted by representatives of the National Pig Association (NPA).

1. EU trade increases in February

In February, the EU exported 128,000 tonnes of pig meat, 29% higher than February 2014, the month immediately after the Russian ban on EU imports was imposed.

2. EU Private Storage Aid having limited impact

The current Private Storage Aid (PSA) scheme for EU pig meat came into force on 9 March. So far, the scheme appears to have had little impact on the EU pig market. This contrasts with some previous PSA schemes, although these were implemented in somewhat different market conditions.

3. USDA revises 2015 forecasts downwards

Latest USDA forecasts suggest that global pig meat production in 2015 is forecast to grow at a slower rate than previously projected, up less than 1% compared with the levels seen in 2014. Forecasts for pig meat exports have also been revised downwards, making 2015 the third consecutive year in which exports have fallen.

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22 April 2015

Stockman Plus - Pig Welfare and Euthanasia

Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York, YO60 7RB

54.036856, -0.978260

23 April 2015

Cornwall Pig Club

Trethorne Golf Club, Kennards House, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8QE

50.624129, -4.425757

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