GB deadweight pig prices (UK 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 UK specification.

The UK-spec SPP has again dropped to 136.74p/kg for the week ending 15 January. This is a drop of 1.07p from the previous week and the lowest recorded price for the UK-spec SPP since February last year.

The estimated slaughter was up 20.5% on last week’s shorter week at 179,423 head. This is up 1.5% from the same time last year. Carcase weight increased again this week to 96.91kg setting another new record. This shows that we are still seeing heavier, fatter pigs coming to slaughter. Probe measurements increased by 0.1mm form last week making a new highest recorded measurement of 11.9mm for the SPP sample.

The UK-spec APP stood at 143.65p/kg week ending 8 January, down 1.96p from the week previous. The gap between the two price series now stands at 6.91p.

 

To find out more about our weekly deadweight pig price reporting series please visit our frequently asked question page or view the video below

Deadweight pig price reporting: Information and FAQs

Additional information

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

Historic SPP and APP data

EU and UK dressing specifications

The latest GB Standard Pig Price (SPP)

The latest GB All Pig Price (APP)

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