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

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Whole Hog Brief Issue 215, December 2012Whole Hog Brief Issue 282, July 2018

Whole Hog Brief Issue 282, July 2018 (inc. subscription)
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 282, July 2018 (inc. subscription)

Price: £495.00

The first page of the July 2018 issue presents a review of the latest EU slaughter forecasts for 2018.  Page 2 reports the global pig price cycle – it is trending downwrads. Page 3 presents the EU pig price data for the last three months and export trade data for May 2018.  Page 4 presents the export numbers for Canada – there has been some recovery in the USA and market growth in Mexico.  On page 5 the USA’s exports have been hit by "tariffageddon". On page 6 Australia’s trade data show that hard work delivers rewards for OZ exporters. Page 7 reports that the trend for  Japanese demand for imported pork has weakeneed slightly. Page 8 reports on the roicket-like growth in South Korea's demand for imported pork. Page 9 reports that Chinese hog slaughter is up. breeding herd numbers are down, but prices are increasing. Page 10 presents short news items covering: President Trump’s trade war and emergency farm support, Rabobank Q3 2018 report, and the Top 20 Russian pork companies.

On the back page there is the price monitor for 18 countries and the chart of the week –the USA’s daily hog prices since 1999, and the short view of pig prices in the USA, EU and China in the next four weeks.

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