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Whole Hog Brief Issue 247, August 2015
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 247, August 2015

Price: £70.00

The front page of the August 2015 issue reviews the latest pig census data from Denmark The second page of the issue looks at the hog census for North America – the combined data for the USA and Canada in June/July 2015. On page 3 the global pig price cycle continues its downward path. Europe’s had hot weather this summer but pig prices look chilled – as shown on page 4. On page 5 Canada’s exports shrink in the first 6 months of 2015. On page 6 there is still no momentum for US exporters at the half year point in 2015. On page 7 the charts and tables show how Korean demand for imported pork goes on rising. On page 8 we discuss how Rabobank’s latest forecast doesn’t add up for China’s trade in imported pork. On page 9 and at the halfway stage in 2015 it seems that Japan’s demand for imported pork is cooling. Page 10 presents the news in short about: Smithfield Food’s latest senior management appointments, a plea from the Baltic States for more help with ASF measures from the EU, Austria’s latest census results for its pig herd, the results of an incentive scheme for pig welfare – paying for pig tails, the Danes’ agricultural barometer which suggests that Danish farmers need to learn more about business management, and Cherkizovo’s latest half year results. Page 11 presents the Short View on prices, the price monitor for 18 countries and the chart of the month – Japanese imports of chilled and frozen pork over a long period.