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Whole Hog Brief Issue 210, July 2012 (single issue)
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 210, July 2012 (single issue)

Price: £70.00

The front page of the July 2012 issue deals with the latest US hog and pig census. The implications for the EU’s sow stalls ban by 1 January 2013 are discussed on page 2. Page 3’s analysis of the Global Pig Price Index discusses a possible rebound in the global pig price cycle. Successful Farming’s Pork Powerhouse update for the USA and Canada is shown on page 4.  Pig prices rally in the EU as reported on page 5 whilst Canadian exports stall in some Asian markets on page 6. On page 7 US pork export growth falls although the Mexican market shows a strong recovery. Australia’s pork trade gap widens to a chasm on page 8. Page 9 describes Japanese import trade for recent months and reports on Vietnamese worries about pork supplies. Page 10 notes that the South Korean import trade is cooling off rapidly. News in Short on page 11 includes reports on Brazil’s new minimum pig price policy, PIC’s work on imputation, Danisco’s patent success, JSR’s sale of pigs to China, the latest ERU outlook for its livestock sector, the Codex Alimentarius decision on ractopamine, and VION’s decision to shut the largest abattoir in Scotland. The back page sets out the Short View on pig prices and the Global Price Monitor.