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Whole Hog Brief Issue 179, December 2009
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 179, December 2009

Price: £20.00

The Christmas 2009 edition of Whole Hog discusses the latest decline in EU pig prices on its front page.  Page 2 reports on a recent visit to Denmark by Whole Hog's editor and reviews the Danish pig industry's KPIs. The latest results for Danish Crown and bonus payments to Danish farmers are analysed on page 3.  On page 4 the latest moves in the global pig price cycle are reviewed with reference to the state of the US economy. Australian Pork's (APL) strategic plan is discussed on page 5 including quotes made by APL's CEO to Whole Hog's editor.  On page 6 the latest BPEX and Interpig report on comparative efficiency shows British producers are bottom of the class. Canadian pork exports are described as “a mixed picture” on page 7 and US pork exports are showing signs of recovery on page 8. On page 9 it's a gloomy picture for Austraian exports whilst US-sourced imports jump. On page 10 whilst South Korean's seem to be eating much less pork in the first nine months of 2009, Japanese imports also fall - although the Canadian import share is up. News in Short on page 11 covers; meat and livestock production in the Czech Republic, UK pigmeat exports, Brazil's exports. Spainsh pigmeat exports, and the EU food safety authority's survey of MRSA in breeding pigs.   Company information on the back page include Hormel Foods Q4 2009 earnings, Zhongpin's Q3 2009 results, and Pilgrim Pride's Q4 sales figures. The Global Price Monitor table of pig prices for 17 countries completes the back page.