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Whole Hog Brief Issue 214, November 2012
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 214, November 2012

Price: £70.00

The front page of the November 2012 issue describes the latest UK pig herd census data, and Tesco’s new commitment to offer farmers a price for pork that reflects feed price changes. Page 2 examines how the United Kingdom’s regions are sending different messages about their involvement in future pig production. A review of some of the papers given at the recent Herning Congress in Denmark is given on page 3 along with forecast of Danish pig prices in 2012 and 2013. Page 4’s analysis of the Global Pig Price Index considers the latest observations in the data set for the global pig price cycle – a downturn looks to be underway. Pig prices in the EU are examined on page 5 – and they are falling back. Canada’s export sales seem to be holding up on page 6 whilst there are warning signs for the USA’s pork export sales growth in the data shown on page 7. Australia’s exporters had a better month in August according to the latest trade data. Page 9 describes the trade data for the Japanese pork market and the USA’s exports to Japan seem to have stalled. The lack of growth in the South Korean trade in imported pork continues on page 10. News in Short on page 11 includes short reports on; VION’s retreat from the UK, the Danish government’s repeal of the “fat tax”, French pig production data, Danish Crown’s recent final results and its dividend payments to its farmers, Tican’s bonus payments to its farmer suppliers, Maple Leaf Foods’ acquisition of the Puratone hog farms facility, and Maple Leaf’s  results for Q3, and Tyson Foods’ results for Q4.