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Pig Market Update 10th April

One processor in ROI increased prices paid to producers last Friday by 5c/kg, however, there was no announced change in Irish pig prices last Friday and farmers are reporting quotes of at least €2.16 – €2.25 available from processors in ROI.

The average European price for a grade E carcass pig for week 13 was €2.19/kg (Excluding vat), which is still behind by -7% on prices for the same week last year according to the Commission but is up 3% on last month’s average price. 

The weekly throughput for week ending the 7th of April was 53303, of which 1402 were sows. 

On Tuesday the 16th, the National Pig Health Symposium will be held in the Curragh, Kildare from 3pm. Guest speakers include Bernard Jackman, Professor John O’Doherty and Peter van der Voorst. Registration is open and available on the IPHS website. The event will conclude over a hog roast dinner. Pig farmers and their employees as well as industry are encouraged to attend the event. 

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