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Whole Hog Brief issue 209, June 2012 (single issue)
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Whole Hog Brief issue 209, June 2012 (single issue)

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The front page of the June 2012 issue deals with the latest pig census from Poland and the view that the herd decline may threaten the Poles’ export prospects. The progress made with a new pork traceability system in China is covered on page 2. Page 3’s analysis of the Global Pig Price Index describes more evidence of a global pig price downturn. An update on the Dutch pig sector is given on page 4 and the Danish Pig Research Centre’s latest annual report is summarised on page 5. A confused picture remains for EU pig prices as shown on page 6. Page 7 covers the latest Canadian trade data – exports growing but hog prices are falling.  On page 8 US export data for Q1 suggest faltering growth. Australia’s pig industry is now hostage to its exchange rates – as shown on page 9. Page 10 describes the end of the exporters’ party in South Korea. News in Short on page 11 includes reports on McDonald’s ban on sow stalls in 2020, a disaster for Agrosuper in Chile, Danisco’s new website for pig producers, Hormel Foods latest results, Danish Crown’s latest results and VION’s latest results, the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand estimates from the USDA, Tulip Foods new CEO, and Danish Crown’s success in China. The back page sets out the Short View on pig prices and the Global Price Monitor.