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Whole Hog Brief Issue 177, October 2009
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 177, October 2009

Price: £20.00

The front page of the October 2009 issue reports the US Hogs and Pigs data – they fall in the Fall. Page 2 describes the Polish breeding herd numbers – they turn up. Page 3 provides a report on JSR’s 20th technical conference and the Genepacker performance data. The downward phase of the global pig price cycle is described on page 4. Danish meat exports are down but live pig exports are up and these data are analysed on page 5. On Page 6 Euro-Zone pig prices continue to fall. Another decline in Canadian pork exports is described on page 7. US pork exports are still down for US packers as shown by the tables on page 8 whilst on page 9 Australian exports are down and imports are up. Page 10 illustrates Japanese trade data that describe a fall in pigmeat imports to that market. South Korean import data also show falls. News in Short on page 11 covers. German meat production, Brazilian pork exports, Egypt’s cull of pigs following outbreaks of Swine flu, a new support scheme for Manitoba’s pig farmers in Canada, Tonnies investment plans in Russia, and Austria’s pig census. Page 12 sets out Company information for; JSR Genetics’ investment in a nucleus unit in Canada, JBS SA’s purchase of 64% of Pilgrim’s Pride shares, Smithfield Foods’ results and loss in Q1 2009, and Chinese investments in Tianjin in pig production and pork processing.  The Global Price Monitor table with prices for 17 countries is also provided on page 12.