There was mixed news on the bacon front this week.
While the Danes have experienced a relatively quiet period, the Dutch are reporting a much improved market from the previous week. British traders are finding a shortage of raw material with slaughterings down.
Prices for pork legs have not fallen as much as expected following Christmas, and back prices are firming. A lack of raw material in Holland and steady demand in the UK has seen prices rise slightly for the Dutch.
Meanwhile the Danes also have a slight shortage, but demand was described as quiet by industry sources.