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English pig herd grew in 2014

05 March 2015

Latest figures from Defra show that the English pig herd increased by 2% in the year to December 2014.

Expanding herd supports strong Irish exports in 2014

05 March 2015

During 2014, Ireland exported 148,000 tonnes of fresh and frozen pork. This was a 12% increase on 2013, bringing in €353.6million.

UK pig prices - week ended 28 February 2015

04 March 2015

At 133.21p per kg, the EU spec GB SPP for the week ended 28 February was down 0.74p on the week.

Feed Market Update - 4 March 2015

04 March 2015

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

Meryl Ward is New BPEX Chairman

04 March 2015

Lincolnshire pig farmer Meryl Ward has been chosen as an AHDB board member and chairman of BPEX to take over from Stewart Houston who has stepped down.

Uplift for EU weaner prices

02 March 2015

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

Small increase in EU pig herd

02 March 2015

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.

Producer margins shrinking but still positive in Q4

27 February 2015

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).

Spanish exports strengthen in the East in 2014

27 February 2015

The last quarter of 2014 continued the trend of increasing Spanish exports, bringing fresh and frozen pork shipments for the whole year up almost 7% to 1.05 million tonnes.

Northern Ireland herd size boosted in 2014

27 February 2015

December’s census by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland has reported a 9% increase in the pig herd size in 2014, compared with 2013.