Weekly Overview: Bulls, Bears and the US Pig Industry

ANALYSIS - The latest US 'Hogs & Pigs' report has been described as 'slightly bullish', while 'bearish' is how a US-based grain analyst described the latest USDA corn acreage estimate, which has weakened grain futures. A new report from the University of Illinois compares and contrasts the pig industries of the US and China, which may be drawn closer together by the Shuanghui-Smithfield deal. New legislation has been drawn up to prohibit the use of human antibiotics in the feed and water of healthy farm animals if they jeopardise human health.
calendar icon 1 July 2013
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