Hope for autumn demand to improve pig market

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Signs are emerging that the slide in spot prices may soon level out, writes pig market commentator and consultant Peter Crichton. However the Deadweight Adjusted Pig Price dropped again to 148.05p/kg on Wednesday for the seventh successive week. Most of the weekly contract or shout prices set by processors followed suit. With the holiday period…


Wheat prices improve as US maize fears grow

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Strong export demand for UK wheat and ongoing concerns for the US maize crop have driven wheat prices higher again this week. The London feed wheat futures November 2011 contract closed at £174/t on Tuesday (30 August), up about £5/t on last week’s two-month high. Domestic markets followed gains in the US, where a crop…


Wheat futures improve on bullish US corn data

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Wheat prices have improved again this week, aided by dwindling US maize prospects and strong export demand. As Farmers Weekly went to press, ex-farm values had reached about £159/t for spot movement – £3.50/t up on the week. Wheat quality so far was excellent, which had reduced feed wheat availability and further supported spot prices,…


Pepper farming helps improve island’s income

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KIEN GIANG — Farmers in the island district of Phu Quoc in southern Kien Giang Province have returned to pepper farming as the price rises and local authorities offer timely support. Head of the district’s Economic Department Nguyen Minh Truc said that the district now had about 300ha of land devoted to pepper cultivation, each…


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