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              May 17, 2018
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TVC COMMENTARY

MONDAY MAY 13, 2018

Sunshine and
winter PRRS
see prices edge
higher again

TVC The unseasonably warm bank holiday helped processors clear stocks, with very good pull-through from retailers. This led to very good demand from most processors for this trading week.

Supply remained extremely tight with many producers still being affected by winter PRRS issues. Contract prices improved again, with SPP seeing the largest week-on-week rise since last July. Added to this, some contract contributions increased again.

The fresh meat market saw better demand, helped by the popularity of anything that would barbecue. Prices improved a penny or two in most outlets.

The cull sow market was a welcome stand-on, with supplies a touch tighter than of late.

In Europe, most markets were generally static, putting a brake on recent price pressure.

Quotes when converted to sterling were a touch less due a weaker euro, which ended the week down 0.23p at 88p exactly.


WEEKLY TRADING REPORTS

Thames Valley Cambac
May 13, 2018
(next update — Monday)

Crichton Commentary  
May 18, 2018
N
ext update, Friday

ABOUT TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Traffic Lights is available to British pig producers on Thursday nights, advising next day's spot price sentiment. Traffic Lights is available on this website and (for the time being) on Twitter. The Traffic Lights spot base provides sellers who have one-off loads of spot pigs (as opposed to regular weekly supplies) with a realistic minimum base price. In many cases it should be possible to achieve premiums over base. During periods of oversupply the Traffic Lights price will be well below contract levels but the reverse applies when pigs are short, when spot base will be well above contract rates.

TRAFFIC LIGHTS SPOT VERSUS CONTRACT

Updated MAY 17, 2018

Prices

APP British All Pig Price is a voluntary weekly survey of prices, including quality premiums, reported by pig producers. SPP British Standard Pig Price is a voluntary weekly survey of prices paid by pig abattoirs for standard non-premium pigs. TL SPOT Traffic Lights Spottlspot.co.uk — provides sellers with a realistic minimum base price for one-off loads of spot pigs.


EUROPEAN PRICES

European pigs
continue down

Thursday May 17, 2018

Prices

Above: European Union average pig price in Week 19, 2018.

In Week 19 we saw the European Union average pig price dropping further. But there are signs it could stabilise in a week or two.

Prices

BRITISH PIG PRICES


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2018 BRITISH HEADLINE PRICES
▼ SPOT PRICE ▼ PRICES COMPILED BY AHDB
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Traffic Lights base

Week

APP

SPP
††
May 17 152      
May 10 150 May 12   147.21
May 3 145 May 5 149.64 146.62
April 26 143 April 28 148.76 145.82
April 19 143 April 21 148.37 145.27
April 12 142 April 14 148.42 145.16
April 5 142 April 7 147.91 144.88
March 29 141 March 31 148.29 145.85
March 22 140 March 24 148.63 145.37
March 15 140 March 17 148.33 145.34
March 8 138 March 10 148.87 145.71
March 1 138 March 3 148.58 145.66
Feb 22 133 Feb 24 148.75 145.66
Feb 15 130 Feb 17 149.02 146.07
Feb 8 134 Feb 10 149.21 145.92
Feb 1 130 Feb 3 149.89 146.80
Jan 25 130 Jan 27 150.30 146.83
Jan 18 130 Jan 20 151 148.25
Jan 11 136 Jan 13 151.37 148.22
Jan 4 136 Jan 6 152.67 149.65
Dec 28 138 Dec 30 153.31 149.78
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