Market latest - prices down, weights and throughput up
25th Feb 2021 / By Alistair Driver
The latest weekly market update from AHDB painted a mixed picture.
The SPP dropped by more than a penny last week, now standing at 138.46p/kg, more than 24p below last year's figure, but only around 3p below the five-year average.
Average carcase weights increased again, moving back above 90kg and 4.5kg heavier than a year, reflecting the situation as pigs back up on farms. But, encouragingly, throughput was up 12% on the previous week week and higher than a year ago and the five-year average.
Meanwhile, the EU reference price increased for the first time, after weeks of decline.
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