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Whole Hog Brief Issue 205, February 2012
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 205, February 2012

Price: £50.00


The front page of the February 2012 issue is dominated by the results of the  Danish census which portrays the pessimistic mood of Denmark’s pig farmers. The Danes’ continuing export of live pigs is reviewed on page 2 along with the relative prices of pigs in dollar and yen – which sets US hogs as the cheapest. Page 3’s analysis of the Global Pig Price Index considers when the boom will turn to bust. The Polish breeding herd’s census data on page 4 suggest that Poland’s pig sector is in steep decline. On page 5 the German census data illustrate a fall in the herd but a rise in market pigs. Also on page 5 the UK’s lost decade of low pig prices is illustrated. Page 6 describes the latest EU pig price changes with comparative charts. Canada’s pork exports showed a late jump in 2011 according to the end of year data. Page 8 illustrates the US pork  exporters’ success in 2011. The Australian trade data  for November 2011 show no change in the trade gap. Japanese imports grew in 2011 according to data presented on page 10, and the South Korean appetite for pork imports also grew according to the latest trade data as shown on page 10. News in Short on page 11 includes reports on Tyson Foods, Cranswick, Cherkizovo, and the USDA’s latest report on the Chinese pork market. The back page sets out the Short View on pig prices and the Global Price Monitor.