pigs© Tim Scrivener
The sector saw much-improved deadweight prices in 2017, which peaked in July at levels last seen more than three years earlier. Prices have tapered off slowly since, as increased domestic supplies coincide with subdued demand. However, with little sign of a sustained strengthening of sterling, producers can remain optimistic going into 2018 that these relatively high prices will be sustained, says Andersons consultant Jonty Lister. Medium- and longer-term prospects for the industry remain uncertain, he adds. “The most important factor […]