Latest pig herd data from Denmark show the industry there at least maintaining output capacity despite flat prices, and in doing so offering encouragement to UK buyers who hope the market has little if any further to rise in the current cycle. Total pig numbers on Danish farms were up slightly more than 1% in October from a year earlier, according to the new census results. Bigger increases in the herds of young stock for breeding point to expansion during the next few months against the EU trend. The significant feature of the Danish industry's performance is the evident ability and willingess of producers to tolerate quite modest margins. The message from their major buyers for months has been of a need to restrain price expectations (The Grocer, October 28, p29). {{MEAT }}