The number of live pigs arriving at slaughterhouses today (October 23) was 4,383, with 4,158 imported from the Mainland and 225 from local farms. The wholesale price for live pigs ranged from $835 to $1,066 per 100 catties, with an average price of $915, a spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said.
According to the information provided by the Special Commissioners Office in Guangzhou, Ministry of Commerce, the estimated number of live pigs to be imported from the Mainland for tomorrow (October 24) will be 4,000. There will be a supply of some 100 live pigs from local farms tomorrow. The total number of live pigs available for auction tomorrow will be about 4,100.
The spokesman added that announcing the estimated live pig supply for the following day could enhance information flow and transparency of the market. Members of the public and traders could better understand the overall supply of live pigs.
Noting that the estimated figures only served as an indicator, the spokesman said the actual supply should be adjusted in accordance with market demand.