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Newsletter 3rd July 2006

Newsletter 3rd July 2006
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Freezing Swine Embryos: Do Success Rates Differ Between Breeds?
By Marcelo M. Montagner, Paula B.D. Goncalves, Ginger A. Mills, Ronald K. Christenson, Brett R. White.
Performance Comparison of Hoop Barns vs. Slatted Barns
By Kent Dornink and published by the Minnesota Depertment of Agriculture.
USDA Quarterly Pigs and Hogs Report: June 2006
This quarter's quarterly Hogs and Pigs report from the USDA's NASS.
Alberta Hog Market Commentary and Outlook - Spring 2006
By Kevin Grier, Senior Market Analyst, George Morris Centre.
UK/EU Pig Statistics - June 2006
Extract from the quarterly pig bulletin published by Defra.
UK/EU Pig Populations - June 2006
Extracted from the quarterly pig bulletin published by Defra.
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* Global Pig Industry News (link to all this weeks news)

  United Kingdom

Calls for clearer labelling of pigmeat
In a new report, The Farm Animal Welfare Council has called for clearer labelling of pigmeat to allow consumers to make more informed decisions on welfare standards.

Supermarket signals a new deal for British pork
The Co-op has promised to ditch 'Waterside Farm', its tertiary brand French pork and to put in place an external audit to ensure all imported pork on its shelves meets Britain's stalls-free standard.

Britain can help Brussels with its welfare poser
Britain is probably alone in being able to provide a solution to Europe’s animal welfare dilemma, reports the NPA's Digby Scott.

Organic farmers fail to meet demand
UK producers are missing out on the chance offered by organic production and need more government support, say researchers at Reading University.

Take the heat out of stress
Pig units traditionally experience production losses of up to 10% over summer, but the seasonal dip can be countered by adopting measures to reduce heat stress, says Neville Kingston of the East Yorkshire-based Garth Partnership.

  European Union

Pigmeat prices on the rise in Europe
Pigmeat prices in the biggest six EU producer countries have broken the 107p/kg barrier for the first time since March 2001, reports FWi.
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  United States

Pork Commentary: Excellent Profits for Producers
Producers are receiving $20.00 per head more than a year ago. An extra twenty bucks on each hog is a nice bonus isn’t it? - asks Jim Long in his weekly pork commentary.

Weekly Roberts Report
In his US Commodity Market Report, Mike Roberts said that lean hogs on the CME rallied late to offset the bearish influence of lower cash hogs early on Monday. The rally was supported by the discount of futures to cash and spillover gains from the cattle markets.

Trade Expectations Foresee Continued Slow Growth
In their weekly review of the US hog industry, Glenn Grimes and Ron Plain report that cash hog prices were pushed sharply lower this week as packers attempted to improve margins.

Food experts unveil new vegetable/meat protein blend technology
The Solae Company has invented a new generation of technology and ingredients that will allow meat companies to produce a nutritious product with virtually the same taste and texture of traditional meats but considerably healthier, they say.

U.S. soybean farmers partner with Paraguayans to build demand
U.S. soybean grower-leaders recently met with Paraguayan farmers to discuss how they could work together to increase market potential and improve soybean farmer profitability.

New Study Reveals Pork Tenderloin is as Lean as Skinless Chicken Breast
New research has revealed a surprising fact: pork tenderloin is as lean as the leanest type of chicken – a skinless chicken breast.

Farming and your Freedom - Pork - the other white meat - with feelings
Evidence continues to pile up, some of it anecdotal, but much of it certain, that growing numbers of people are concerned about the ethical treatment of animals by livestock producers in the process of getting their products to the dinner table.

Nutrient Data on Pork Updated
The USDA's Agricultural Research Service has launched a database that lists newly analyzed nutrient data for nine cuts of raw and cooked fresh pork.
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Water Waste Reduction Saves Money-Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
An Alberta pork producer suggests technologies designed to cut the amount of water wasted by hogs in the grower barn not only offer environmental benefits, they also offer substantial economic benefits.

National Animal Welfare Initiative Highlights Good Work of Livestock Producers
The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan says a new national farm animal welfare initiative will help highlight the good work livestock producers do in caring for their animals.

New Initiative Offers Proactive Rather than Reactive Approach to Animal Welfare
The Manitoba Farm Animal Council says a new national communications initiative offers a proactive approach to getting animal welfare on the national agenda.

  South Africa

New swine fever outbreak hits Easterns Cape's struggling community
A community outside Kirkwood had to stand by and watch helplessly yesterday when officials from the agriculture department culled hundreds of their pigs after another outbreak of Classical Swine Fever in the Eastern Cape.


China Hog Market Weekly
This week eFeedLink report that live hog prices were stable to marginally higher as fewer hogs were released into the market during the week ending Jun 26.

  Taiwan, Province of China

U.S. Beef And Pork Attract Buyers At Taipei International Food Show
The U.S. Meat Export Federation was one of more than 600 regional and international exhibitors at the recent 2006 Taipei International Food Show, and drew the attention of thousands of visitors by giving out samples and educational materials about US red meat.
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Thailand Set Target To Increase Pork Consumption
The President of the Swine Raisers Association, Mr. Surachai Sutthitham, has set the target to increase the consumption of swine in Thailand. He is also preparing to negotiate with the Internal Trade Department on tax reduction on the imports of corns and animal feeds.

  Russian Federation

Russian processor goes on a shopping spree
Russian integrated meat processing and farming group, Cherkizovo, is expanding aggressively with plans to buy two poultry plants and build five pig complexes in Russia.

Poultry Firm Plans Pig Breeding, IPO
Mosselprom, the Moscow region's biggest poultry producer, has begun a $96 million expansion into pig breeding and plans an initial listing of its shares abroad in 2008 or 2009.


France's Cooperl to build new pig slaughter plant
The French pig producing and processing cooperative Cooperl Group is to create a new pig slaughter facility in western France, Lamballe (Côte d'Armor).


Meat producers to raise funds for promotion
A bill providing for a special fund which would be used to promote Polish meat producers has been prepared by the sector.
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Company news

Hypor changes top management
Hypor last week announced the appointment of Roald van Noort, President and Paul Moonemans, Manager Finance and Control. They will serve their new positions concurrently with their present positions as Managing Director Euribrid and Manager Planning & Control Euribrid.

Intervet Satellite Symposium - IPVS 2006
Porcilis PRRS and the new Porcilis M Hyo are two of the spearhead products which Intervet arms you with to help to fight PRDC in pigs. World-class speakers will be revealing new information on M. hyopneumoniae and PRRS at the upcoming IPVS 2006.

Ileitis Symposium during the IPVS in Copenhagen
Boehringer Ingelheim Boehringer Ingelheim is proud to announce the 2nd Boehringer Ingelheim IPVS Ileitis symposium during the IPVS 2006 congress in Copenhagen. The Symposium will take place on July 17 from 16.45h - 18.00h at the Congress Centre; Auditorium 15.

Chr. Hansen strengthens European meat business
Boehringer Ingelheim Better meat products to consumers in Eastern Europe is one of the drivers behind Chr. Hansen's strengthened focus in this area. The consumers want a higher availability and better quality in traditional meat products like sausages and ham.

That's all for this week!


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