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UK pig prices - week ended 23 May 2015

27 May 2015

The recent fluctuations in the UK finished pig market continued in week ended 23 May, with the EU-spec SPP falling slightly to 131.11p/kg.

Feed market update - 27 May 2015

27 May 2015

Read our latest summary of developments on global markets for cereals and oilseeds.

Vlogger’s Tribute to Pulled Pork

27 May 2015

Vlogger Barry Lewis has just completed a month-long tribute to Pulled Pork on his My Virgin Kitchen area of You Tube.

May Pig Market Trends out now

26 May 2015

The May edition of Pig Market Trends (PMT) was published on Tuesday. 

German exports up, imports down

26 May 2015

German pork exports started 2015 strongly, with total volumes in the first three months up 7% on the year, while imports were down by 12%.

Steps Taken to Tackle PED Threat

26 May 2015

Specialised guides to help the industry cope with an outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea have been produced by BPEX on behalf of the Pig Health and Welfare Council.

Producers back in the red

26 May 2015

Latest AHDB estimates of the full cost of pig production confirm that producers were, on average, losing money during the first quarter of 2015.

It’s not just pigs – cattle and sheep markets subdued too

26 May 2015

Read our latest update on the situation in pork's competitor cattle and sheep markets.

Increase in production supports Irish pig meat exports

22 May 2015

During the first quarter of 2015, Ireland exported 37,000 tonnes of pork. This was a 12% increase on 2014, bringing in €80.7 million.

PIG DISEASE: FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE

22 May 2015

Pig producers could soon be using viruses to treat bacterial infections. Prof Martha Clokie from the University of Leicester is going to be leading research into certain types of viruses that could be used to treat Brachyspira and Salmonella in pigs.