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Pig Market Update 12th June

There was no announced change to Irish pig prices on Friday.  Producers are reporting quotes of at least €2.26 – €2.33 available from processors in ROI, with some reporting up to €2.35/kg.  This  signals strong demand for pigs with the average price circa €2.30/kg following an increase of 2c/kg delivered to many producers. 

According to the Commission the average European price for a grade E carcass pig for week 22 was €2.21/kg (Excluding vat). This price   is still 8% less on prices for the same week last year, however it is up 1% on last month’s average EU grade E carcass price. 

The weekly throughtput for week ending June 9th  was 53,573 of which 1,493 were sows.

German authorities have reported a 9th pig farm to be infected with African Swine Fever. The virus was confirmed in a finishing farm in the state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in the country’s north east just 20km from the border of Poland. There were 3,000 finishers on the farm. Authorities have stated that there has been no wild boar infected in the surroundings. 

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