Pigmeat prices on the rise in Europe

EU - Pigmeat prices in the biggest six EU producer countries have broken the 107p/kg barrier for the first time since March 2001.
calendar icon 27 June 2006
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Traders are quoting low stocks and high demand, boosted by sizzling temperatures and an influx of visitors to Germany for the World Cup as the main reasons for the strong market.

German farmers are now receiving average prices of 115p/kg for heavy carcasses between 85 – 90kg deadweight.

These prices are the highest in Europe with the exception of Italian Parma ham production.

The latest GB Deadweight Adjusted Pig Price stands well behind comparable EU prices at 103.2p.

Supply restrictions following foot-and-mouth outbreaks in Brazil have increased Russian demand for pigmeat.

Source: FWi

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