13 Apr 2015
EU Reference Price (p/kg dwt)
11 Apr 2015
Est GB clean pig Slaughterings (000 head)
11 Apr 2015
Est GB weekly sow slaughterings (000 head)
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).
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.
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.
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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