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

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WholeHog Issue220,May 2013
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WholeHog Issue220,May 2013

Price: £70.00

The front page of the May 2013 issue reports on latest Danish pig census.  Page 2’s analysis of the Global Pig Price Index reports a tightrope act for the global pig price index. Europe’s pig prices show no sign of a BBQ boost on page 3. Canadian pork exports tail off on page 4 whilst US exporters seem set for a white knuckle ride on page 5. Australia’s exporters make some progress in the Philippines on page 6. On page 7 South Korea’s pork imports drop below the trendline and it’s suggested that H7N9 may be hastening the closure of wet markets in China.  On page 8 Japan’s imports tumble except from “others”. On page 9 the news in short reports on the Smithfield-Shuanghui merger, Cranswick plc’s latest results, Danish Crown’s first half results, and the Q1 prelims for JBS. The back page sets out the Short View on pig prices and pig prices for 18 countries are presented in the Global Price Monitor, and the chart of the week.