GB deadweight pig prices (EU spec)

Updated weekly

The APP (All Pig Price) is the GB average deadweight pig price achieved by producers each week. The SPP (Standard Pig Price) is the average price for GB standard pigs, those that have not received a premium for the production system, feed regime or breed. The prices are collected from voluntary surveys. These prices are for carcases dressed to EU specification.

In the week ending 5 June, the EU-spec SPP rose by 2.24p on the week before to 155.03p/kg. This marks the 12th consecutive week of price increases, and puts the measure 9.42p behind where it was during the same week a year ago.

Estimated slaughter at GB abattoirs stood at 173,000 head for the week, down 4% on the week before but up 12% on the same week a year ago.

Average carcase weights stood-on from the week before, at 86.46kg. This is 2kg heavier than the same week a year ago.

The EU-spec APP also recorded an increase in the week ending 29 May, up another 1.33p to 156.55p/kg. This widened the gap between the APP and the SPP for the same week to 3.76p.

Please note that the prices shown in the tables on this web page may occasionally differ from the official SPP and APP prices contained within the PDF reports. This is due to rounding and we are working to align the systems. The  SPP and APP PDF reports can be downloaded using the links above on this page and contain additional price by weight band information to help provide more insight. If you have any questions please contact us at dead.weight@ahdb.org.uk

In February 2020 the weight bands we publish were amended. This report below provides some historical figures for comparison purposes. Data by weight band is published  on a weekly basis in our SPP full report. Please note there are minimum thresholds for publication to ensure our prices are as robust as possible and comply with competition law guidance. There is a requirement for there to be at least five companies contributing to each price point in the SPP and APP with no company accounting for more than 50% or 60% respectively. On occasions therefore a full breakdown of weekly prices and throughputs by weight band and prices by lean meat % may not be available.

 

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