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Price erosion: Farmers getting 35 less than last year

British pig producers are getting less for their pigs now than a year ago with price erosion amounting to just over 35 per pig, according to the latest edition of MLC's Pig Market Trends.
calendar icon 1 October 2007
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Since the first confirmed outbreak of FMD in early August, the Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) has been steadily eroded as abattoirs cope with a backlog of animals resulting from the initial interruption in movement direct to slaughter.

The DAPP recorded five consecutive weekly falls during August, from 109.99p per kg in the week ended 4 August, to 108.52 per kg in the week ended 8 September, and the year-on-year premium over the 2006 price has now been completely eroded.

This month's edition of Pig Market Trends also includes a special report evaluating the basis for successful pig production, a look at the most recent retail prices and a review of current pork consumption trends in the UK.

Pig Market Trends is a monthly publication produced by MLC Economics' team of analysts, focusing on developments in the pig industry both at home and abroad.

This publication is part of a wide portfolio of publications and services produced for the red meat industry by MLC Economics' team of analysts. Annual subscriptions start at £50.