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Whole Hog Brief Issue 180, January 2010
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 180, January 2010

Price: £35.00

The front page of the January 2010 issue reports the FAO's Food Outlook paper and its pigmeat forecasts for 2009 and 2010. Page 2 details the FAO's view of the international pork trade in 2009 and its forecasts for 2010.   Page 3 provides a review of Sunterra in Canada and an interview with its VP Ben Woolley.  Whole Hog forecasts an upturn in the global pig price cycle on page 4. On page 5 EU pig prices are seen to be falling  - but at a slower rate. Page 6 describes the Polish pigmeat trade gap since 2004. On page 7 the US breeding herd is falling and market pigs supplies are tightening. On page 8 Canada's exports are shown to have declined slightly in the first nne months of 2009 whilst the live hog trade has slumped. Page 9 describes a significant fall in US pork exports. Australian exports struggle on page 10 and US-sourced imports gain ground. In Japan the Canadians are increasing market share whilst the US and the Danes fall back. Also on page 11 the winners and losers are examined in the South Korean market. News in Short on page 12 covers; Russian import quotas for meat, EU authorisation of national subsidies to French pig farmers, Brazilian export figures, and a new code of practice for labelling pigmeat products in the UK market. The back page sets out Company News from Zhongpin as it opens a new pork plant at Tianjin,  Smithfield's fiscal 2010 Q2 results, and JSR's agreement to supply pigs to the Ukraine. The Global Price Monitor reports prices for 17 countries on the back page also.