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Whole Hog Brief Issue 175, August 2009
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Whole Hog Brief Issue 175, August 2009

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The front page of the August 2009 issue of Whole Hog reports the latest Danish herd census data which show that the breeding herd is increasing. The top ten German abattoirs are listed and discussed on page 2: top of the list is Toennies followed by; Vion, Westfleisch, D&S, Vogler, Tummel, Boeselet Goldschmaus, Gausepohl, BMR Schlachthof,  and the Mueller Group. Page 3 predicts that the global pig price cycle, and prices, will keep on falling. Danish live pig exports are up, exports of pigmeat are down on page 4. On page 5 the EU’s pig prices drop - or rise more slowly.  Page 6 details a slight fall back in Canadian exports, and Page 7 describes how the H1N1 virus has hit US exports. Page 8 describes how the Australian pigmeat trade looks a one way bet. Page 9 presents a mixed picture for Japanese imports while South Korea’s imports drop sharply.  News in Short on pages 10 and 11 cover; Russia’s formation of a national union of pig producers and plans to increase Russian pigmeat production, a forecast of 30% of Dutch pig farmers leaving the industry by 2013, Russian pigmeat imports and production and forecasts for the future, meat production and trade in the Czech Republic, Danish live pig exports – as seen by German eyes, Belarus livestock slaughter numbers and meat production, the cost of pig production in the Netherlands, South Korean market behaviour and the impact of the H1N1 virus . Company results on page 12 include;  Maple Leaf Foods’  Q2 2009 results, Miratorg’s (Russia) plans to build new pig farms by 2012-13, Nutreco’s half year revenues in 2009, and the Ukrainian company MHP's (Myronivsky Hliboproduct), plans to start exporting poultrymeat to the EU.  The Price Monitor table for 17 countries completes the back page.