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Newsletter 19th June 2006

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Monday 19th June 2006
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

In addition to all the usual information, this week's newsletter has a focus on the successful World Pork Expo. One exciting development launched at the show was a new technology for producing PRRSV vaccine... a must read! More details to follow on this in the coming weeks.

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Different Approaches to Handling Circovirus
By John Harding, DVM, University of Saskatchewan - This article, presented at the London Swine Conference, and summarized by Jaydee Smith/OMAFRA looks at the key elements of controlling PCVAD's.
Treatment of Drinking Water: An opportunity for better results in Swine Production
By Luc Ledoux, CID LINES nv, Belgium - The importance of good drinking water is often underestimated. Pigs drink more than twice as much as they eat!
Achieving 30 Pigs/sow/year
Summarized by Emma Clowes, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development - A breakout session at this year's Banff Pork Seminar was dedicated to the achievement of 30 pigs per sow per year, this article summarizes this session.

Odor Footprint Tool Progress: Regional Output Resources
By Richard R. Stowell Dennis D. Schulte Richard K. Koelsch Christopher Henry - This article highlights practical applications for resources being developed using the Odor Footprint Tool and the effects of differing regional weather patterns on needed setbacks by describing resources created for the regions surrounding Norfolk and Lincoln, Neb.
US Pork Outlook Report - June 2006
By U.S.D.A., Economic Research Service - This article is an extract from the June 2006: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report, highlighting Global Pork Industry data.
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* Global Pig Industry News (link to all this weeks news)

Animal diseases the main determinant of global meat trade in 2006
A weakening of meat demand, uncertain price prospects and escalating trade restrictions in 2006 are expected to limit global meat output in 2006, according to the FAO's May assessment of meat market developments in 2006.

  United States

WORLD PORK EXPO

New Weapon In The Fight Against PRRSV
MINNESOTA - A Minnesota-based company has announced the launch of a new technology for producing PRRSV vaccine, which offers greater antigen content as well as the option for including multiple strains.

New pork certification program includes animal well-being
A new pork certification program was announced Friday at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. The Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) program was developed by the Pork Industry Animal Care Coalition, and funded by the Pork Checkoff.

Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo Observations
Jim Long reports from WPX.

World Pork Expo 2006 - Signs Of Returning Confidence
Discernible improvements in margins over the last two years have allowed producers to feel a little more confident about investment in the future. As a result they came to Des Moines in numbers not seen for many years to find out what progress is being made, and where.

World Pork Expo attendance tops 31,000
More than 31,000 people, including the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, attended the recently concluded 18th annual World Pork Expo, the National Pork Producers Council's trade show and showcase for the pork industry.

Quality Purebreds Sell At 2006 World Pork Expo
The 2006 World Pork Expo, which took place June 7-10 in Des Moines, Iowa, was deemed a success with the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire sales totaling more than $400,000.
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US Pork Exports To Japan Down Substantially
US Weekly Hog Outlook, 16th June 2006, written by Glenn Grimes and Ron Plain.

U.S. Pork Exports - Are they really in trouble?
Ron Plain discusses the situation regarding US pork exports in the 1st quarter 2006.

Swine Farm Emissions Program Funded
A novel approach to testing promising technologies for the reduction of objectionable emissions from swine production facilities is being launched by the University of Illinois with support from the Illinois Attorney General's office.

Air rule could force change at farms
CALIFORNIA - Hundreds of animal farmers across the San Joaquin Valley will have to change how they do business if officials adopt a new air-pollution regulation next week.

Ethanol Concerns Some Hog Farmers
DES MOINES, Iowa - Conventional wisdom would tell you the higher corn prices go, the better off Iowa Farmers are. However, some farmers are worried that isn't the case...

Weekly Outlook: Crop Prices
All indications are that price volatility for corn, soybeans and wheat will continue to be the norm, said a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist.
See also: Soybeans, grains retreat, Weekly Roberts Report
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  United Kingdom

National Fallen Stock Scheme Funding to be extended
The government is to extend funding for the National Fallen Stock Scheme after the publication of an independent review of the company and its service.

Farm Animal Welfare Council reports on welfare labelling
The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) has launched its Report on Welfare labelling.

Grocery inquiry to include NFU recommendations
The Competition Commission’s issue statement published today takes on board many of the recommendations proposed by the NFU in its consultation.

Huge variations in fallen stock charges revealed
UK - A review of the national fallen stock scheme and the company that administers it has found huge disparities in the prices charged to farmers, a lack of competition in some areas and reluctance by collectors to invest in their business.

  Canada

Beef and Poultry Glut Appears to be Easing
An official with Ontario Pork says it appears a glut of beef and poultry in cold storage that's been pressuring meat prices has started to ease.

  Ukraine

Ukraine's pig, poultry numbers up; cow, sheep numbers down
The number of pigs in Ukraine on Jun 1 totalled 7.63 million, 11.6 percent more than on the same date last year, according to the state statistics committee.
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  China

China Hog Market Weekly, China Piglet Market Weekly
efeedlink report that both live hog prices and piglet (weaner) prices in China were generally stable during the previous week.

  New Zealand

Vaccine Sought For Pig-Wasting Disease
Scientists hope to be closer to finding a vaccine for the pig-wasting disease that struck Mid-Canterbury piggeries two months ago.

Company news

ACMC Breeders Breeding companies to select for welfare and environmental factors?
UK - Since animal welfare and protecting the environment are now such major concerns to the general public, some means of addressing these issues may have to be incorporated in future selection programmes by pig breeding companies, even though they have no direct economic importance.

Boehringer Ingelheim New Research Program Targets Porcine Circovirus
US - Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases (PCVAD) such as PMWS and PDNS have been wreaking havoc in Europe for a number of years now, and are becoming a growing threat to the North American industry. In an effort to share information on the subject, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) announced at World Pork Expo a new research program targeted at the disease complex.

Boehringer Donates PRRS Risk Assessment Program To Industry
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., last week transferred ownership of its Risk Assessment Program for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) to the American Association of swine Veterinarians (AASV).

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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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