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Whole Hog Brief Issue 203, December 2011
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 203, December 2011

Price: £70.00

The Christmas 2011 edition of Whole Hog begins with a review of Dutch pig census data.  Page 2 reports the published results and dividends from Denmark’s processors Danish Crown and Tican.  The Global Pig Price Cycle is analysed on page 3 with a positive outlook just before Christmas. The Spanish breeding herd census is reported on page 4 (a big fall). The FAO’s explanation for commodity price rises is reported on page 5. Firmer pig prices in the EU are reported on page 6. The way that Canada’s pork imports and exports have jumped  is explained on page 7. US pork exports head skywards according to the data shown on page 8. Australia’s shrinking pork import market is analysed on page  9. Declining pork import stocks in Japan and import growth are reported on page 10. Also on page 10 the USA’s pork export boom to South Korea is analysed. Company results for Cherkizovo, Cranswick, Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods are reported on page 11. The Global Price Monitor and the short term price outlook completes the back page.