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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.

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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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Dr John Strak, Editor Whole Hog


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Whole Hog Brief Issue 84, 31 March 2003
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 84, 31 March 2003

Price: £5.00

..... Denmark wins landmark ruling on pigmeat standards, EU fixes contribution for 2001 FMD measures, UK prices look set to turn up, Agros tightens grip on Moscow meat plants, Estonian farmers demand measures to protect pork market, Lithuania to take protective measures against Polish pork, European Commission to inspect Bulgarian meat processing plant, New CSF outbreak in Germany, More wild boar farming in Lapland,  Decline in the UK breeding herd slows, FSA consults industry on EU meat regs, Danisco results, UK NFU appeals for advice over on-farm burials,  USDA lax on meat imports, US trade, Gilt slaughter may be boosting US kill, Canadian hog producers wary about ethanol, IFBF calls for EQIP to help meet new regs, US lawmakers seek to close organic labelling loophole, USDA picks DuPont system, Smithfield to reopen Iowa bacon factory, Danbred and Shamrock Swine Genetics to work together, Sask  Wheat Pool results, Packer ownership ban plan under fire, S Korea extends CSF vaccinations, Manure power gets green light in OZ, Korean trade, Australian officials issue animal disease alert, Meat labels misleading says NZ MP, Hunan province targeted as Chinese pig capital, Russia’s meat limits harm China’s exporters, Russian pig herd grows by 6.2%, People’s Food results, Hong Kong to import record volume of pork, Barbados to be Caribbean semen centre, Thailand’s red pork scare, Asian mystery illness linked to Nipah virus, Australian animal disease defence no bull say Govt, I say I say, Price monitor