There was some movement on the bacon market this week, with slight shifts in either direction in price from both the Danes and the Dutch.
Danish traders reported prices had risen slightly on gammons and said trade had remained steady, although they were expecting the wholesale trade to start placing Christmas orders towards the end of November.
One trader warned that people placing late orders could struggle due to a possible shortage of material closer to Christmas.
Meanwhile, Dutch traders said there had been a marginal drop in the price on back bacon, which made it very competitive compared to Danish rivals.
It was reported that the raw material situation had improved and curers were back to their optimal levels
Meanwhile on the British side the market for backs and streaky remained quiet.
However one trader reported a firming in the pork legs area, with demand exceeding supply.