Irish pig prices 173-180c/kg, Bord Bia

Irish pig prices this week were in the range of 173 – 180c/kg, according to the latest Bord Bia Food Alert update published this week.

“For the week ending the 3 August, total pig supplies at export meat plants were 1,700 head lower compared to the same week in 2012, at 55,600 head,” it found.

In the UK, trade is reported to have slowed somewhat during the week. According to Bord Bia, trade is being helped to some extent by tight supplies, with best demand for legs being still reported.

“On the continent, the pigmeat trade was mixed over the past week, with prices reflecting this pattern across the key European markets,” it added.

Reported prices for Grade E pigs were as follows:

  • French prices are making €1.76/kg.

EU Reference and Representative Pig Prices (€/100kg dw excl. VAT)

Week Ending % Change Average to Date % Ch
18.08.2012 17.08.2013 Prev.Week Prev.Year 2012 2013
Austria 179.80 186.96 1.6 4.0 163.07 168.63 3.4
Belgium 162.70 172.60 1.9 6.1 153.16 156.00 1.9
Denmark 164.42 163.98 0.0 -0.3 149.30 157.05 5.2
Finland 167.02 176.55 0.5 5.7 160.25 180.51 12.6
France 165.00 178.00 -0.6 7.9 153.94 161.73 5.1
Germany 183.60 188.70 2.2 2.8 166.32 171.95 3.4
Great Britain 189.30 0.00 100.0 -100.0 176.02 186.03 5.7
Greece 189.06 199.09 0.2 5.3 179.13 197.97 10.5
Ireland 160.06 161.95 0.0 1.2 151.62 165.03 8.8
Italy 205.82 206.34 -0.1 0.3 175.51 182.80 4.2
Luxemburg 183.40 184.00 2.3 0.3 167.88 170.11 1.3
Netherlands 164.69 171.13 1.8 3.9 149.66 155.41 3.8
Northern Ireland 177.72 0.00 100.0 -100.0 164.41 0.00 -100.0
Poland 183.88 186.54 0.4 1.5 168.21 171.48 1.9
Portugal 184.00 195.00 0.0 6.0 168.06 180.91 7.7
Spain 181.09 211.00 0.0 16.5 167.83 191.79 14.3
Sweden 187.92 193.69 -0.1 3.1 159.93 188.59 17.9
United Kingdom 187.17 191.32 0.8 2.2 174.55 185.12 6.1
EU 178.29 188.56 0.7 5.8 163.20 172.93 6.0

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