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A few words from John Strak, the Editor of Whole Hog....

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Dr John Strak, Editor Whole Hog


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Whole Hog Brief Issue 197, June 2011
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 197, June 2011

Price: £70.00

The June 2011 issue of Whole Hog opens on the front page with a review of Polish herd data which has fallen sharply. Danish export data for for 2009 and 2010 are examined in detail on page 2. Page 3 describes the 10 year high reached by the global pig price cycle. A mammoth report by the EU analyses the competitiveness of the European meat processing industry on Page 4. Page 5 links with this report and queries whether a new code of conduct and ombudsperson is needed. Page 6 nots that EU prices have lost some of their fizz.. Page 7 describes Q1 export sales by Canadian exporters. Page 8 covers the US export data in Q1 and these have hit new highs. Page 9 describes another fall in Australian imports and the narrowing of the trade gap.  Japan's imports grow again according to data on page 10 and stocks are being rebuilt. In South Korea records are broken as imports go through the roof.  News in Short on page 11 covers; Zhongpin's expansion plans, JSR's partnership with Premum Pork Farms GmbH in Germany, the Wolrd Pork Expo in Iowa, Russia's ban on Brazilian abattoirs, a new Chairman for the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, German meat production in Q1 2011, and the WTO's preliminary ruling on the USA's COOL laws.Company results on page 12 include Smithfield's termination of its takeover of Campofrio Foods, Vion's 2010 results, and Danish Crown's interim half year results ending on October 3 2010. The Price Monitor for 17 countries completes the back page.