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            March 21, 2019 Traffic

TVC COMMENTARY

Continently
prices start
to rock but
Britain is
still rolling

March 17, 2019

TVC Damage caused by storm Gareth curtailed processing at one major causing pigs to be rolled down and out of this week. Supply volumes however remained manageable, although weights on some farms continue to be stubbornly high.

Demand was fickle with some processors cutting their kills again. Prices however were a strong stand-on, with all contract contributions the same as previous and the SPP increased for the first time in eight months.

The fresh meat market saw little noticeable uplift despite the promotional efforts of National Butchers Week, and demand remained weak.

The cull sow market held top spot again with prices increasing 2p on the back of better continental trade.

In Europe, good gains were seen in many countries, including France, up 6 eurocents, Belgium and Spain, up 4, and Germany up 3. Price quotes in sterling were tempered however by the continuing weakness in the Euro that ended the week down 0.49p at 85.41p.

WEEKLY TRADING REPORTS

Peter Crichton
Updated Friday evenings

Thames Valley Cambac
Udated Mondays

ABOUT TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Traffic Lights is available to British pig producers on Thursday nights, advising next day's spot price sentiment. The Traffic Lights spot base provides sellers who have one-off loads of spot pigs (as opposed to regular weekly supplies) with a realistic minimum base price. In many cases it should be possible to achieve premiums over base. During periods of oversupply the Traffic Lights price will be well below contract levels but the reverse applies when pigs are short, when spot base will be well above contract rates.

PIG PRICE BAROMETER

Updated MARCH 21, 2018

Traffic

APP British All Pig Price is a voluntary weekly survey of prices, including quality premiums, reported by pig producers. SPP British Standard Pig Price is a voluntary weekly survey of prices paid by pig abattoirs for standard non-premium pigs. TL SPOT Traffic Lights Spot provides sellers with a realistic minimum base price for one-off loads of spot pigs.


EUROPEAN AVERAGE PIG PRICE

Week 11, 2019.

Prices

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BRITISH PIG PRICES


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2019 BRITISH HEADLINE PRICES
▼ SPOT PRICE ▼ PRICES COMPILED BY AHDB
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Traffic Lights base

Week

APP

SPP
††
March 21 132      
March 14 128 March 16   137.77
March 7 128 March 9 142.98 137.63
Feb 28 128 March 2 142.19 137.43
Feb 21 128 Feb23 142.71 137.49
Feb 14 128 Feb 16 143.77 137.50
Feb 7 128 Feb 9 143.21 137.74
Jan 31 125 Feb 2 143.89 138.15
Jan 24 127 Jan 26 144.09 138.71
Jan 17 128 Jan 19 143.63 138.78
Jan 10 130 Jan 12 144.92 139.49
Jan 3 132 Jan 5 145.82 140.02
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