Shopping Basket

Your basket is empty
Your Basket is currently empty.

Whole Hog Readers

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. 

You can buy the latest issue of Whole Hog by visiting the Current Issue page in the shop.

You can buy back issues by visiting the different years detailed in the drop down link and archives in the shop through the link on our Main Menu.

Or you can become a Subscriber to Whole Hog by visiting the Subscription page in the shop where your payment will entitle you to twelve issues over the next year including the latest issue. If you change your mind and don't want to continue with a subscription we will give you a refund if you tell us the reason why you are not satisfied within 28 days.

If you want multiple copies of Whole Hog for colleagues in your organisation please email  subscriptions@porkinfo.com for details of multi-user rates

Read more about these options by visiting our Reading Whole Hog page

Dr John Strak, Editor Whole Hog


Whole Hog Brief Issue 297, October 2019WholeHogIssue226,November 2013

Whole Hog Brief Issue 297, October 2019
View Full-Size Image

Whole Hog Brief Issue 297, October 2019

Price: £75.00

The first page of the October 2019 issue presents a report on the Herning Congress in Denmark. Page 2 presents a brief summary of a presentation on competitiveness of Danish pig production and some metrics for Danish productivity. Web links are provided.  On page 3 there are charts describing the forecast for pig slaughter in 2019/2020 in the EU, and the pig census numbers for mid-2019.Page 4 presents the charts for the global pig price index and its components.  Page 5 presents the price charts for European pig prices in the last three months. Page 6 describes the Canadians’ August export numbers – the China ban has hit the Canucks hard. On page 7 the USA’s exports are presented for August 2019 – they have improved significantly as the China trade has resumed. On page 8 Australia’s trade data are presented – imports soar and exports dive in August 2019. On page 9 we see the positive trend for Japanese demand for imported pork is maintained.  Page 10 reports on the continuing fall in demand for pork imports in South Korea in September 2019. Page 11 describes official data for Chinese slaughter, its breeding herd and pig prices.

On the back page there is the price monitor for 18 countries and the chart of the week – the changes in the price paid for piglets in the EU, and the short view of pig prices in the USA, EU and China in the next four weeks.

40 tables and charts