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Whole Hog Brief Issue 174, July 2009
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 174, July 2009

Price: £20.00

The July 2009 issue of Whole Hog opens with a report on the record high pig prices being seen in the UK market. FAO’s global outlook is reported on page 2 and it forecasts a drop in trade and prices. Page 3 describes the continuing fall in the UK breeding herd. Page 4 describes how global pig prices are heading south for the summer. A review of Polish processors and the pigmeat industry  is provided on page 5 with a tabulation of; Animex, Sokolow, PKM Duda, GK Duda Bis, ZMP JBB Lyse, and ZML-meat. Page 6 charts the fall in pig prices in the Euro-Zone. Canadian export data are reported to hold steady page 7 and page 8 describes the positive trend in US pork exports. The Australian trade in pigmeat is all one way in the Q1 2009 data on page 9.  On page 10 Japan’s pigmeat imports fall back a little but South Korean imports drop sharply. News in Short on page 11 covers; Slovakian pork imports, Spanish pug slaughterings, Danish live pig exports and offal exports, the Polish meat trade balance, Czech pig numbers, Russian acceptance of standards in nine Brazilian meat plants, EU exports of pigmeat in Q1 2009, and Russian meat production. Company reports on page 12 include; Smithfield Foods’ results for the fiscal year 2009, Marfrig’s plans to expand, Miratorg’s (Russia) Q1 results for 2009. The Price Monitor for 17 countries completes the back page.