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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


Whole Hog Brief Issue 112, 12 July 2004Whole Hog Brief Issue 195, April 2011

Whole Hog Brief Issue 206, March 2012
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 206, March 2012

Price: £50.00

The March 2012 issue presents an analysis of the latest US and Canadian hog census data on the front page and on page 2. Page 2 also presents an analysis of the UK's pig herd as it reaches a new low.  The global pig prices analysis on page 3 appraises the current state of the global pig price cycle. Page 4 deals with the trends in the Polish pigmeat export and import trade. The USA's rocketing pork exports in recent years are dealt with on page 5. Europe's pig prices are analysed on page 6. Canada's exports in 2011 are considered on page 7 as are the USA's exports in 2011. Australia's trade in pigmeat is analysed on page 9. The Japanese and South Korean  import markets are reviewed on page 10 - the impact of FMD in South Korea are considered. News in short on page 11 considers short reports from Russia and Ireland inclduing a note on the latest outbreak of African Swine Fever, and Smithfield Foods latest results. A  study linking cancer with red meat is also reported. The back page includes the gobal price monitor and the Short View of pig prices.