Archive for December, 2018

Buoyant pig market and impact on producers

As of 2018, there has been a positive outlook as far as the pig production is concerned. Having reached towards the end of 2018, let us quickly recapitulate what it was like for pig supply chain and the market in the year that has few days to bid good bye.

The pig market particularly in the United Kingdom has been robust and has enjoyed a period of stability, however, that does not necessarily mean that there are no challenges facing the market in the days to come. There are challenges that have to be overcome with the appropriate measures.

It has been observed that the last couple of months have seen the industry in a fairly stabilized position and the cost of production recorded was approximately 140p/kg. One of the main attributable factors is that the approximately 1/3rd of pig meat in the UK is exported and the competitiveness …