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UK pig prices - week ended 21 March 2015

25 March 2015

The EU-spec GB SPP in the week ended 21 March averaged 132.64p per kg, a fall of only 0.01p on the week.

Feed market update - 25 March 2015

25 March 2015

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

Danish focus on live exports expanded in 2014

25 March 2015

In 2014, Denmark exported 1% more pork but for a lower value than the year before, while live pig exports (mainly weaners) rose by 14%.

January EU exports down on the year

23 March 2015

In January 2015, at just shy of 124,000 tonnes, the EU-28 exported 5% less pork compared to the previous year, which was before the Russian ban was imposed, according to data from Eurostat.

UK trading slow at the start of 2015

23 March 2015

In January 2015, according to data from HMRC, both UK imports and exports of pork were lower than a year earlier.

Fewer UK sows but more pigs to finish

23 March 2015

Publication of UK figures from the December 2014 Livestock Survey confirms that the pig herd is expanding, with an overall increase of 3% on the year.

February UK kill continues ahead of last year

23 March 2015

Latest Defra data suggest that in February, clean pig slaughtering in the UK was 815,800 head, 4% up on February 2014.

Falling US pig meat consumption

18 March 2015

The United States is the second largest pig meat market after China and per capita consumption has fallen back by 8% since 2009. 

Small increase in EU pig kill in 2014

18 March 2015

Complete 2014 data for EU pig slaughterings and pig meat production from Eurostat confirm industry reports from across the continent, that supply was plentiful throughout the year courtesy of improving physical performance and favourable feed costs. 

Mixed picture for EU pig meat consumption

18 March 2015

Last year there were contrasting developments for household purchases of pig meat in the different major consuming countries.