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Whole Hog Brief Issue 192, January 2011
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 192, January 2011

Price: £50.00

The New Year 2011 edition of Whole Hog begins with a review of the US Hogs and Pigs report.  Page 2 reports the published results from the German pig census. The Global Pig Price Cycle is predicted to reach a new peak on page 3. The FAO’s view of pigmeat production and trade is given on page 4 and its view of commodity price rises is reported on page 5. "party time" pig prices in the EU are reported on page 6 for the Christmas period. The way that Canada’s pork imports and exports have changed is explained on page 7. US pork exports show little movement in 2010 according to the data shown on page 8. Australia’s trade gap improves on page 9.  Solid gains for imports in Japan Q3 2010 are shown on page 10 whilst imports fell in South Korea.  Page 11's News in Short describes; the dioxin scare in Germany, EU protection measures against an FMD outbreak in Bulgaria, the Duch plna to reduce antibiotic use in livestock production, EU forecasts for meat production, and he Rabobank's predictions of increased commodity prices. Company results for Smithfield Foods fiscal Q2 2011 are reported on page 12, along with Zhongpin's latest expansion plans. The Global Price Monitor for 17 countries completes the back page.