IFA National Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty has said the EU pig price increase for 3 weeks in a row is a reflection of how supplies have reduced.
In the German market there is a brisk demand for processing products as well as fresh meat with resulting increases paid (+3/kg). Retailers are still telling IFA that they are unable to source quantities of Irish backs to fill their orders, saying meat is not available and they are not actually reaching price negotiations at all. According to AHDB, the UK pork market is being targeted for promotion and their price differential is once again “too high” despite increasing EU prices; Irish pork needs the same treatment, if you can get it, that is?
Ireland’s percentage of the EU price has improved and is currently 101% of the EU average price as reported to the EU Commission for the week commencing 21/11/2016.
Factory pig throughput in Republic of Ireland export plants for the week ending Nov 26th 2016 was 64,254 head which was 2,614 head less than the previous week and 164 less than in the corresponding week in 2015. Slaughtering’s in ROI export plants is 4.1% ahead of the same period in 2015.
Export Plants: Top prices on a flat rate basis </= 160/kg cent/kg in Dawn, Staunton’s, Kepak €1.56/kg and </=158 cent/kg in Rosderra Meats, Karro Northern Ireland ~160c/kg.
Pork Slaughters: The price range is </=160 cent/kg.
Sows: 95 – 100c/kg DW.
Weekly Slaughterings: Week-ending 26/11/2016 Pigs: 64,254 Sows: 1,893
EU-27 Pigmeat Reference Price – week commencing 21/11/16
Irish price €1.54kg
EU–27 average price €1.52kg
(Grade E pigs – 55% to 60% lean meat excluding VAT but including transport and bonuses).
Pig prices reported to IFA week-commencing 05/12/16
Rosderra </= €1.58/kg
Dawn </= €1.60/kg
Staunton’s </= €1.60/kg
Kepak </= €1.56/kg
Karro </= €1.60/kg
(All prices dependent on grading of pigs)