EU - This week, the European pig slaughter market has levelled off in many countries. The unchanged German quotation is carried over into the neighbouring countries, resulting in constant prices there as well. In Denmark as well, the pig slaughter prices moved sideward. The prices were even raised slightly by the Dutch slaughter company Hilckmann. Yet, stability is not prevailing everywhere: In southern Europe, the prices tend to weaken for seasonal reasons.
EU - Last week, the price barometer continued to point upwards throughout Europe and pigs for slaughter are in demand.At the same time, the quantities on offer of pigs for slaughter are going down for seasonal reasons.After Germany went ahead with a three cents’ price increase compared with last week’s price, the other quotations went up at a similar level. Decreasing slaughter weights are a proof of swift marketing across Europe.While summer still is being waited for in northern Europe, hot temperatures are making the pigs’ daily growth go down in the southern European countries, thus further cutting the quantities on offer.
EU - The fall in prices on the European pig slaughter market stopped this week. The market now appears in a steady way. The individual EU member countries’ quotations are moving sideward or are showing just little changes around the level reached so far. The European producers are in agreement about their discontentment as to the current price level which for years has not been on a level that low in May. The German quotation having stood its ground was a supportive factor for the whole European market. Apart from in Germany, unchanged prices were reported on from Austria, Belgium and Denmark.