Pig prices on the rise
PIG prices have risen to a nineweek high following a continued downward slide at the start of the year.
Quality Meat Scotland’s economics services team said: ‘This impressive year- on-year increase will be of comfort to producers,’ but added, ‘the market remains below the levels of March 2014’.
The GB Standard Pig Price prices fell from 151.9p/ kg dwt at the end of 2016 to 159.6p/ kg in the week ending February 25.
However, there has been a 35 per cent increase in prices from a year earlier recorded in the third week of March.