Monthly Archives: April 2014

India’s election raises the stakes for meat prices

Meat prices are on the up and up – and now the candidate tipped to be the next Prime Minister of India has added another reason for prices to stay up a bit longer: pork producers should take note.  Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate from Gujarat, has recently repeated his view Continue reading

Will America’s PEDv stymie President Putin’s EU pork ban?

A month or so ago the Russian ban on imports of pork from the EU looked like it might hit Europe’s pig producers very hard indeed. Around 25% of the EU’s exports of pigmeat are destined for Russia in an average week so the sudden cessation of this trade on the pretext of finding African Swine Fever (ASF) in a few wild boars in Lithuania and Poland would be expected to  have a very depressing effect on prices. And indeed this was the initial impact. But then Continue reading