BPEX Offers Advice on Feed Crisis

25 July 2012, at 8:04am

UK - Figures produced by BPEX Market Intelligence show producers are making a loss on every pig they sell and that does not take into account the full effect of the huge rise in grain prices.

They are being paid about 150p per kg but that doesn’t cover the cost of raising the pig – 60 per cent of which is feed.

BPEX has created a special feed crisis section on its web site which covers:

  • Feed Crisis Factsheets
  • Cost Calculators
  • Latest Price Information
  • Further Information and Contacts
  • SOS Survey

AHDB Senior Analyst Stephen Howarth said: “We have revisited our calculations for the cost of production and the losses per pig are still significant and unsustainable.

“Wheat prices have remained at extremely high levels and show no signs of easing substantially in the near future.“

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