Heavier production from American units is seen by major EU exporters as sure to put more pressure on significant third country markets such as Japan, especially if the dollar remains weak, and could indirectly help soften prices within Europe. Within the UK, meanwhile, pig prices have weakened further. All the benchmark deadweight averages are significantly below £1 per kg despite the national kill tally remaining small, and by both seasonal and cyclical reckoning it would appear likely the downtrend could continue for several months. {{MEAT }}