FOLLOWING A significant decline in participating processors in the Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP), the Bpex board has launched a new historical pig price report, called the GB All Pigs Price (GB APP).
PRIME HOGG prices are continuing to slowly edge upwards through both live auction sales and abattoirs and, despite threatening to level off, producers should remain confident about the coming weeks leading up to Easter.
BORDER RORY D35, a Hereford bull bred by SW Quan of Border Herefords, has made his mark in the Hereford breed in more ways than one, having had a 'model' bull cast in bronze of him to reside in Hereford city centre.
AT LONG last, beef prices appear to have stabilised following almost four months in decline - during which average deadweight cattle values dropped 50p per deadweight kg - with both QMS and Eblex now highlighting some positive news for producers.
DESPITE CONTINUED falling pig prices, GB values remain some 7p per kg ahead of the same week last year, and significantly higher than European prices, due to the recent pressure on the market as a result of the Russian import ban on EU product following the outbreak of swine fever in Poland.