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A few words from John Strak, the Editor of Whole Hog....

We have been publishing Whole Hog Brief every month since 1999 and there are several ways to access our charts/tables.

We put our Latest Headlines on the site from the most recent issue of Whole Hog Brief so you will know what we are covering this month - we suggest you register on the site and we will email you when these headlines are changed each month as new issues are published. You can also follow our Editor's Tweets by following @johnstrak

The Editor's Blog is refreshed 2 or 3 times a month depending on the news and we Tweet from @johnstrak when a new Blog is published - and we email those registered on our site. 

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Read more about these options by visiting our Reading Whole Hog page

Dr John Strak, Editor Whole Hog


Whole Hog Brief Issue 53, 5 November 2001Whole Hog Brief Issue 97, 3 November 2003

Whole Hog Brief Issue 75, 4 November 2002
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 75, 4 November 2002

Price: £5.00

..... EU approves package to fight animal disease, UK Govt defeated over vaccination bill, Commission adopts first EU report on irradiated food, Polish pork oversupply likely to hamper price growth, UK pig leader wins top award, New Korean offensive for French producer, Cranswick acquires North Wales Food, Gene-modified pigs may make better organ donors, US hog group to import European wheat, US slams new EU GM organism rules, Brazilian hog exports grow 107%, New US meat price database created, US cou4rt rules Pork Checkoff unconstitutional, US trade, IPPA assists niche hog marketers, Kansas judge turns down stricter livestock rules, USDA organic standards implemented, Canada livestock producers encouraged to consider animal welfare auditing, CQA validation for 50% of Canadian production, Judge dismisses Tyson workers suit, US to close doors on unclean packers, Bunge results, Maple Leaf results, Perdigao takes over Dadia export venture, Farmland looks at selling meat arm, OZ consumers called on to buy Australian pork, Japan trade, OZ Govt funds piggery, Wet markets lose out to supermarkets in China, Taiwan hog group first to buy Chinese corn, people’s Food results, Fake Chinese pork found in Philippines, I say I say, Price monitor