The bacon market continues to perform well, although that is beginning to cause problems for some traders.

The Dutch continue to suffer from tight supply thanks to increasing demand from the continent, particularly Germany.

This, combined with reduced stocks, has led to yet another price rise. One said the lack of stocks and strong demand from Germany meant farmers were in a powerful position.

Danish traders, meanwhile described the market as busy but not phenomenal, with no change in prices this week.

One trader said that they expected things to tail off a little following the August bank holiday, as usual.