Bacon traders complained of an ‘upside down’ market this week with the impact of new EU entrants. They are boosting pig numbers, pushing down prices for the normally premium legs and loins and creating upward price pressure on cheaper manufacturing cuts. However, the Dutch reported that trade was steady through good demand, with higher prices expected when the slicers started to gear up for Christmas. “A lot of farmers and slaughterers are complaining about the poor pig price,” he added.

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