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               November 16, 2017

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TVC COMMENTARY

Monday November 19, 2017

Reopened
Brechin takes
pressure of
English plants

TVCDespite a few reliability issues, we ended the week, in the main, all square. The Brechin plant in Scotland reopened, which helped producers north of the border, and took some pressure away from the northern English plants.

Supply remained high, with bigger pigs plentiful from most producers, reports marketing group Thames Valley Cambac.

Contract contributions generally steadied, but there were exceptions.

Some processors increased kills by pulling forward Christmas pigs, but volumes were minimal.

There was very little spot trade as most majors concentrated on taking contracted pigs, leaving little space for extras.

The fresh meat trade remained in the doldrums, and was challenged by an increase in imported product.

There was a large entry of cull sows but this failed to dampen the market and prices stood-on.

In European markets, Ireland fell 5 eurocents, bringing it closer in line to its continental neighbours.

However, quotes in sterling were enhanced as the euro strengthened to end the week up 1.01p at 89.38p.

WEEKLY TRADING REPORTS

Thames Valley Cambac
November 20, 2017
(next update — Monday)

Crichton Commentary  
November 17, 2017

(next 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 November 16, 2017

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

Do we spy the merest hint of some modest Christmas cheer?

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Prices

Above: European Union average pig price in Week 45.

We think the European Union average pig price may be about to stabilise, just for the few weeks before Christmas. But we wouldn't bet actual money on it. Week 45 data, released today by Brussels, shows a more gentle decline. But even if the price does stabilise now (if), the likelihood is January and February will be pretty grim.

Prices

BRITISH PIG PRICES


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2017 BRITISH HEADLINE PRICES
▼ SPOT PRICE ▼ PRICES COMPILED BY AHDB
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Traffic Lights base

Week

APP

SPP
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Nov 16 138      
Nov 9 135 Nov 11   154.04
Nov 2 135 Nov 4 157.84 155.16
Oct 26 138 Oct 28 159.01 156.03
Oct 19 140 Oct 21 160.37 157.07
Oct 12 140 Oct 14 161.02 157.89
Oct 5 150 Oct 7 162.02 158.92
Sept 28 145 Sept 30 163.98 160.44
Sept 21 150 Sept 23 165 161.04
Sept 14 152 Sept 16 165.73 162.33
Sept 7 156 Sept 9 166.29 162.92
Aug 31 158 Sept 2 167.31 163.74
Aug 24 160 Aug 26 167.67 164.17
Aug 17 162 Aug 19 168.20 164.66
Aug 10 167 Aug 12 168.12 164.53
Aug 3 169 Aug 5 167.99 164.54
July 27 170 July 29 168.46 164.75
July 20 171 July 22 168.05 164.43
July 13 172 July 15 167.72 164.20
July 6 172 July 8 167.22 163.86
June 29 173 July 1 166 162.43
June 22 173 June 24 165.68 162.28
June 15 173 June 17 165.59 161.91
June 8 172 June 10 165.13 161.70
June 1 172 June 3 164.68 160.85
May 25 170 May 27 163.70 160.10
May 18 170 May 20 162.66 159.21
May 11 164 May 13 161.87 158.45
May 4 164 May 6 161.20 157.82
April 27 164 April 29 159.53 156.53
April 20 162 April 22 159.03 156.16
April 13 162 April 15 158.17 155.58
April 6 160 April 8 157.15 154.47
Mar 30 158 April 1 155.79 153.13
Mar 23 155 Mar 25 154.71 151.70
Mar 16 155 Mar 18 154.18 151.04
Mar 9 154 Mar 11 153.72 150.18
Mar 2 152 Mar 4 153.48 149.94
Feb 23 151 Feb 25 153.12 149.59
Feb 16 147 Feb 18 153.22 149.81
Feb 9 145 Feb 11 152.92 149.66
Feb 2 146 Feb 4 152.89 149.96
Jan 26 146 Jan 28 153.69 150.56
Jan 19 148 Jan 21 153.82 150.60
Jan 12 150 Jan 14 154.16 151.04
Jan 5 150 Jan 7 154.81 151.24
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