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A few words from John Strak, the Editor of Whole Hog....

We have been publishing Whole Hog Brief every month since 1999 and there are several ways to access our charts/tables.

We put our Latest Headlines on the site from the most recent issue of Whole Hog Brief so you will know what we are covering this month - we suggest you register on the site and we will email you when these headlines are changed each month as new issues are published. You can also follow our Editor's Tweets by following @johnstrak

The Editor's Blog is refreshed 2 or 3 times a month depending on the news and we Tweet from @johnstrak when a new Blog is published - and we email those registered on our site. 

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Dr John Strak, Editor Whole Hog


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Whole Hog Brief Issue 208, May 2012 (Single issue)
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 208, May 2012 (Single issue)

Price: £70.00

The May 2012 issue presents a report of the latest Danish herd census on the front page. On page 2 we examine the record of Danish exporters.  Page 3 presents an analysis of the global pig price cycle – it is turning down. Pages  4 & 5 show the data for the North American herd. Page 4 also reports on the EU sow stalls ban and its impact on pig prices. Long time series of pork imports into Japan and South Korea are appraised on page 6. No Spring bloom for the EU’s pig prices on page 7. Canada's exports in early 2012 are considered on page8. The USA's  pork exports are reported on page 9. as are the USA's exports in 2011. Australia's growth in pigmeat imports is reviewed on page 10. The latest trade data for the Japanese and South Korean  pork import markets are reported on page 11. News in short on page 12 presents short reports  on; Maple Leaf Foods, Tyson Foods, Rabobank’s latest pig price forecast, Zhongpin, proposed sow stall bans in the USA,  the FAO’s latest Food Outlook, and China’s state purchases of pork. Page 13 includes the Global Pig Price Monitor for 17 countries  and the Short View of pig prices