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              April 19, 2018
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TVC COMMENTARY

SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2018

Tight supply,
good demand

TVCThis week
pig supply remained tight with producers continuing to suffer from the winter performance issues that plagued so many.

The tight supply met with good demand, with all the large processors requiring contracted numbers as a minimum. Contract prices improved with odd increases in contract contributions.

The welcome warm weather mid-week sparked hopes of barbeque trade but was probably too short lived to improve the market further.

The fresh meat market saw a touch more life with price improvements seen in many cases.

The cull sow market weakened on the back of poorer continental prices. In Europe, Germany fell 3 eurocents, but all its near neighbours stood-on.

Price quotes in sterling were enhanced however, by a stronger euro that ended the week up 1.21p at 87.61p.


WEEKLY TRADING REPORTS

Thames Valley Cambac
April 15, 2018
(next update — Monday)

Crichton Commentary  
April 20, 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 APRIL 25, 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

Still no spring
in their step

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Prices

Above: European Union average pig price in Week 15, 2018.

In Week 15 we see the European Union average pig price price continuing to bump along in lacklustre fashion.

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
††
April 26        
April 19 143 April 21   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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