The Irish pig price remains static with quotes ranging around €1.70c/kg up to €1.76c/kg. Throughput remains strong with 71,296 pigs processed last week, and total pig throughput for 2021 is 4% above 2020 figures. On the European front, the German market continues to be in difficulty, even with a reduction in the supply of pigs. The loss of market access due to Germanys ASF positive status is a stark reminder to everyone in the Irish pig industry of the imperative need to keep Ireland free of ASF and other swine diseases.
The case of wild boar loose in Co Kerry last week and subsequent media coverage highlighted the need for the Department of Agriculture and all authorities to ensure invasive species like wild boar, are not allowed get a foothold in the country. The Chinese domestic pig market and pig price has declined over the past 6 months and now sits at similar prices to European pig price level. China will continue to be an important market for certain cuts, but its positive influence on price growth may have subsided in the short term.
Top prices on a flat rate basis
<= €1.69/kg-€1.74c/kg in Rosderra and Kepak
<=€1.74/kg – €1.78/kg in Karro (Cookstown),
<= €1.72/kg – €1.76/kg in Dawn Pork & Bacon
<=€1.70/kg -€ 1.76/kg in Staunton’s