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There was little change to Irish pig prices for the past two weeks, with a cent here and there gained. More and more farmers are now receiving €1.80c/kg, and up to 4c/kg more is being paid by some processors, but €1.80c/kg is now the average Irish pig price.

Pig farmers report prices of €1.78c/kg this week again, but €1.80c/kg is becoming more common, although factories are doing their best to keep a lid of prices.  Some deals have been reported up to €1.82c/kg for some pigs this week and with a kill of 66,600 last week there is no spare pigs to be […]

The supply of factory ready pigs remains in tight supply as indicated by the reduced weekly kill of 63,500 last week. Pig factories appear to have circled the wagons and held prices for the past two weeks, and the upward trajectory of Irish pig prices has temporarily stalled.

The national pig kill returned to a normal 5 day working week, and the throughput was 66,198 last week. Total throughput for 2019 is 2% down in Ireland year to date, which is reflective of the EU as a whole.

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