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Whole Hog Brief Issue 202, November 2011
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 202, November 2011

Price: £70.00

The front page of the November 2011 issue reports the latest North American census data for hogs and pigs. Page 2 details the Danish pig census results. Page 3 urges caution when assessing the global pig price cycle's behaviour. Pages 4 and 5 provide a breakdown of the Interpig results for KPIs and cost comparisons of pig industry competitiveness in different countries.  Page 6 suggests that Europe's debt crisis is not holding back pig price rises. Canada's exports are growing but so are its imports as shown on page 7. Page 8 forecasts that the USA will have a record year for pork exports. Australian trade data  for August 2011 show a jump in imports from Denmark and the USA on page 9. On page 10 Japan's pork market seems to be slowing but the USA increases its market share. On the same page a breakdown of Canadian pork producers shows Hylife in Manitoba to be in the top spot followed by Big Sky Farms, Maple leaf Agri-Farms, Puratone, and PorVista Agriculture. Page 11 provides the US pork powerhouses table with Smithfield Foods in first place. The running order is then; Triumph Foods, Seaboard Foods, The Maschhoffs, Prestage Frams, Iowa Select Farms, Pipestone, Cargill, the Carthage System, and with AVMC in tenth place. Also on page 11 Danish Crown notes that Chinese demand is affectijng EU pig prices, PIC delivers grandparent stock to South Korea, and Russia is given the go ahead to join the WTO. The back page sets out Company News from Zhongpin for Q3 2011, and Maple Leaf Foods for the same period. The Global Price Monitor reports prices for 17 countries on the back page.