01 Mar 2023
Pig producers continue to lose £17 per head due to price increases
According to a survey carried by AHDB, the estimated cost of production reduced from 227p per kg in Q3 to 224p per kg in Q4, as feed costs dropped by 5p. However, energy costs, stemming from rising fuel and gas prices, reached yearly highs in Q4, impacting on transport, rearing and finishing costs. Pig prices have now stabilised to 205p per kg (APP) and 200p per kg (SPP) for Q4, but the prices are still failing to cover the full cost of production. Read more here.