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

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Dr John Strak, Editor Whole Hog


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Whole Hog Brief Issue 186, July 2010
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 186, July 2010

Price: £35.00

The July 2010 issue of Whole Hog begins with coverage of the US Hogs and Pigs report and reports a firm market. FAO’s global outlook is reported on page 2 and it forecasts gains in global pig production and trade. Page 3 asks if a double dip is possible in the global pig price cycle. Page 4 describes an apparent recovery of the Polish pig herd. Page 5 charts the impact of soccer fever and the sovereign debt crisis on Europe’s pig prices. Polish exports and imports are examined on page 6. Canadian export data are reported on page 7 and they seem to be maintaining some growth. Page 8 describes US pork exports’ failure to lift off. The Australian trade gap in pigmeat widens according to the latest 2010 data on page 9.  On page 10 US exports are seen to fall sharply to Japan and exporters’ market shares are changing in South Korea. News in Short on page 11 covers; Slovakian pork imports, Spanish pug slaughterings, Danish pigmeat exports, German pigmeat exports, Brazil’s exports, Ukraine pig numbers, and rumours of a JBS takeover bid for a major packer in the USA. Company reports on page 12 include; Tulip’s new sausage factory in the UK, a partnership between TOPIGS and Monterey Foods in the Philippines, and the merger between French companies LT, BBO and Piglays. The Price Monitor for 17 countries completes the back page.