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Whole Hog Brief Issue 172, May 2009
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 172, May 2009

Price: £20.00

The May 2009 issue of Whole Hog reviews the way that the Swine flu scare (H1N1) has hit pig prices and the global pig industry. The latest Danish pig census data on page 2 suggests that the Danish sow herd is moving back up the curve whilst weaner exports keep on rising. Page 3’s review of the pig price cycle notes that global pig prices have caught the H1N1 bug. Canadian hog numbers have fallen to an 11 year low according to the data on page 4. Chilean production and exports go up and up in a report on page 5.  On page 6 EU pig prices fall in Euros and rise in national currencies. Canada’s pork exports fall back a little on page 7.  Page 8 details the way that US exports have moved up again. Australia’s export and import numbers are moving in contrary directions on page 9. US and Canadian exports start 2009 with a boost in Japan according to the data on page 10 whilst South Korean imports tumble.

Page 11 provides several News in Short articles covering; pigmeat production and trade in Russia, Ukraine’s import of nucleus breeding stock from Rattlerow Seghers in Belgium, the EU’s forecast of a decline in slaughterings and pigmeat production in 2009, Dutch statistics on piglet numbers, the value of New Zealand’s import trade in pigmeat, Dutch performance data from TOPIGS sows.  Company results on page 12 include ACMC’s delivery of pigs to China, and Cherkizovo’s results for the year ending 31 December 2008.