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

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Whole Hog Brief Issue 183, April 2010
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 183, April 2010

Price: £35.00

The front page of the April 2010 issue reports the latest US Hogs and Pigs data and how it is driving prices.  Page 2 describes the export performance of Brazilian pork exporters since 2004 and gives a country breakdown for 2009. Page 3 describes how key exporters' prices are accelerating upwards around the world. Page 4 reviews the UK industry's cautious approach to growth as described by a BPEX analyst. EU prices feel a chill wind on page 5. On Page 6 Polish  consumers seem to be getting a taste for German wurst accoding to Polish trade data. The Canucks are off to a flying start in 2010m according to their trade figures on page 7. .Page 8 illustrates the USA trade data and exporters from the USA seem to be starting 2010 slowly. Page 9 details the yawning tarde gap for pigmeat in Australia. Page 10 records the poor performance of the Danes in the Japanese market in 2009 and on the same page South Korea's imports for early 2010 seem to be recovering. News in Short on page 11 covers; UK pigmeat exports data, Danish Crown's redundancies, the reopening of the Chinese market for US exporters, Russian meat production data, French pig numbers, Spanish meat production, and Brazil's expectations for exports in the next decade. The back page sets out Company News from; the Cherkizovo Group in Russia, Italy's Bresaole Pini's plans for the Polish market, Scandinavian Farms (and DanBred International and IFU) plan to create a pig genetics company in China, and Zhongpin's expansion in Anyang in Henan Province. The Global Price Monitor with prices for 17 countries is also presented on page 12.