An ambiguous message for pork traders comes from Brussels, where the recent decision by the official pig meat management committee to cut export subsidies was partly a reflection of confidence in a continuing strengthening of world prices. Buyers within the EU might find consolation in the committeeís limited skill in reading the market, its last export aid reduction being followed immediately by a shakeout in world prices which temporarily weakened pig and pork values within Europe too. And EU stocks are still quite heavy anyway. {{MEAT }}