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UK slaughterings continue to be well down year-on-year

20th Mar 2017 / By Alistair Driver

UK clean pig slaughterings continue to be well down year-on-year, supporting a stable price in the early months of 2017.

In February, slaughterings were 12% lower than the same month in 2016, at 769,000 head, according to latest figures from Defra.

This continues the trend seen over the past few months on the back of an assumed contraction in the UK breeding herd last year, according to AHDB Pork.

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