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Supply growth to continue – more demand needed

28 April 2015

Latest AHDB forecasts for UK pig meat supplies show that the supply situation which has prevailed over the last year or so is set to continue. Domestic production is expected to increase further and little change is projected for the balance of trade.

Chinese pork imports grow in Q1

27 April 2015

The most up to date data from Chinese Customs shows a 6% increase in pork imports in the first three months of 2015.

Lower prices fail to support pork sales

24 April 2015

Pork sales did not show any recovery during March, as highlighted by a 12% decrease in sales value during the 12 weeks ended 29 March, according to latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

EU production up in January

24 April 2015

In January the number of pigs slaughtered in the EU saw a year on year increase, despite there being one fewer working day in the month than in 2014.

UK pig prices - week ended 18 April 2015

22 April 2015

Following falls in the price of the finished pigs throughout 2015, in the week ending 18 April the EU-spec GP SPP increased by 0.14p to 132.33p/kg.

Feed market update - 22 April 2015

22 April 2015

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

Horticulture to help pig producers

22 April 2015

The pig industry is looking to horticulture, human medicine and aquatics for new insights into how we can safeguard pig health. Experts from these areas will be joining the pig sector to offer a glance into the future at the annual BPEX Innovation Conference on 13 May 2015. 

Brazilian exports start 2015 lower

21 April 2015

In the first three months of 2015, Brazil exported 18% less pork than in the same period last year.

EU trade increases in February

20 April 2015

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.

EU Private Storage Aid having limited impact

17 April 2015

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.