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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 87, 19 May 2003
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 87, 19 May 2003

Price: £5.00

..... PMWS will get worse in Denmark before it gets better, USDA will seek least-cost rule on animal origin, European organic meat market slowdown, Bug-free chicken flops with Danes, Survival of UK pig industry not assured, Danish Minister lives in hope for welfare premiums, Cranswick under fire, Hungarian pig farm protests, Latvian pork customs tariffs, Danish pig levies, Estonia duty on Polish imports, Irish pig herd declines, Walsh publishes Irish FMD contingency plan, JSR gets top ratings, Danish special feature, Study highlights COOL’s disruptive trade potential, US hog prices, US packing companies demand proof of origin,  CPC launches greenhouse gas initiative, US meat companies slow to use irradiation says USDA, USDA sets cap on EQIP contract aid, CPC plans pork traceability studies, Co-op opens Illinois plant, US pigmeat imports, Green groups oppose exemption for US factory farms, Sadia results, Smithfield plans private offering , George Weston results, Farmland says meat businesses have attracted no suitable suitors, Smithfield new website, Danpork’s Australian expansion in doubt, Thai pig farmers join chemical-free project, Vietnamese pork exports, Australia to join US against GMO ban, People’s Food results, OZ pigs to help fight SARS, Chinese pig production, CPF suffers big losses, I say I say, Price monitor