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Econor from Novartis
Econor – the most potent antibiotic premix available today for the key enteric diseases found in grower and finishing pigs. Find out more here.
Rotech Breeding Equipment Ltd.Rotech Breeding Equipment Ltd.
specialise in "On-Farm A.I.", providing all the equipment, training and full back-up for pig breeders wanting to collect and process semen from their own boars.
is an avirulent live culture of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae administered to pigs 6 weeks of age or older through an automated water proportioner device. Use of this vaccine helps protect market hogs from erysipelas.
PROGRESSIS - inactivated PRRS vaccine
PROGRESSIS - The inactivated PRRS vaccine specifically designed for use in sows and gilts to reduce reproductive disorders caused by PRRSv.
MaxiVac Excell 3MaxiVac Excell 3 is for use in healthy pigs, 5 weeks or older as an aid in the prevention of disease associated with swine influenza virus subtypes H1N1 and H3N2.
Micro Ingredients Proportioner
Add approved premixed medications at the feed line. Start, stop, change medications anytime. Detailed records. No contamination. Save, Save, Save.

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     Consequently there is no news commentary this or next week. However all this weeks news is readily available, as usual, on Click here or on the Suntanning Pig below to go there now.


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* Feature Articles Overview

We have 4 new features this week

Manipulating Meat Quality with Diet
This report contains introductions to 3 articles presented at the Banff Pork Seminar 2004 Proceedings on the topic of producing pigs that yield pork that consistently meets market demands.

Practices to Reduce Odor from Livestock Operations
By Wendy Powers, Iowa State University - Practices to control odor emissions associated with livestock production can be applied to animal housing areas, manure storage areas, and land where manure is applied. This document provides an overview of practices for each situation, highlights their advantages and disadvantages, and provides producers with sufficient information to make informed choices after evaluating production and economic aspects of their operations.

Russian Pork Production To Recover in 2005
By USDA Foreign Agricultural Service - This article provides the pork industry data from the USDA FAS Livestock and Products report for Russia. A link to the full report is also provided. The full report includes all the tabular data which we have omitted from this article.

Australia Pork Industry Overview, August 2004
By USDA Foreign Agricultural Service - This article provides the pork industry data from the USDA FAS Livestock and Products Annual 2004 report for Australia. A link to the full report is also provided. The full report includes all the tabular data which we have omitted from this article.

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Topic: The Management of Infertility
Subject: Stillborn Piglets - The types of stillbirth

This weeks tip looks at the type of stillbirth.

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NEXT WEEK'S TIP: Stillborn Piglets - Reducing stillbirths

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