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Newsletter 30th October 2006

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Monday 30th October 2006
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Evaluating Growth, Loin Muscle Area, and Backfat Accretion During Summer and Winter for Finishing Pigs in Bedded Hoop and Confinement Buildings
By Joel Morrical, Mark Honeyman, Clint Schwab, Jay Harmon and Tom Baas.
Danish Pork Industry - Achieving productivity - Part 4
By Terry L. Steinhart and Larry McMullen, ISU Extension Swine Field Specialist.
Pork Production Around the World - Challenges & Opportunities: Canada
By Clare Schlegel, Canadian Pork Council.
World Pork Trade Overview - October 2006
By USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Aurofac / Aureomycin - Justified, Reliable
* Global Pig Industry News (link to all this weeks news)

  United States

Animal Breeders Association unhappy with anti-cloning petition
The National Association of Animal Breeders has issued a statement regards the filing of a petition to the FDA by a number of activist groups arguing for a moratorium on livestock cloning.

Program helps hog producers be more efficient
Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Pork Industry Center are integrating research, education and outreach for niche pork production.

Food Safety: From Farm to Fork
Food safety doesn't begin at the grocery store or in the kitchen. It begins on the farm...

Wild pigs may have spread lethal E. coli
Wild pigs may have rammed through a farm fence and spread deadly bacteria onto a California spinach field, sparking an outbreak that killed three people and sickened more than 200 others, investigators said Thursday.

Hog Outlook: Prices Held Well This Week
Weekly review of the US hog industry, written by Glenn Grimes and Ron Plain.

Market Report: Market cash hogs at correct weights
Agricultural US Commodity Market Report by Mike Roberts, Commodity Marketing Agent, Virginia Tech.

Market Preview: What the Future May Hold
Weekly U.S. Market Preview w/e 27th October, provided by Steve R. Meyer, Ph.D., Paragon Economics, Inc.
PG 600 contains the ideal FSH and LH activity for an effective fertility treatment (heat induction) in gilts, primiparous- and multiparous sows.
Pork Producers Invited to Participate in Farrowing Caretaker Group
Swine producers with farrowing operations are invited to participate in the Farrowing Caretaker Interest Group being formed in Iowa.

PorkBridge Series Brings Education to Convenience of Home
Pork producers, managers and employees are invited to participate in a six-session, grow-finish educational series beginning Dec. 7.

Six Point Berkshire has plans to expand market for meat
Six Point Berkshire has been developing a Japanese market for its pork. Now the group has set its sights on expanding a more stable domestic market.

Marshall County residents discuss proposed hog confinements
Residents of northwest Marshall County met this week to discuss plans by Premium Select to build three large hog confinement buildings northwest of State Center. They'd be near the town of Clemons, where Eileen Witt lives.

Hog producer cited for manure violations
A Floyd County hog producer is being cited for improper manure application by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Dirty campaign muddies hog farm issue
The battle between Arizona’s agriculture industry and the Arizonans for Humane Farms, a conglomerate of state and national groups centered on animal issues, has been growing intense, with each side accusing the other of misleading the public and using unsavory campaign tactics.
See also: Animal Initiative Raises Hackles
Opinion: Anti-meat extremists want to destroy livestock farming

Animal ID plan angers some farmers
Farmer is worried the government will make it impossible for his 25-year-old son and his two young grandsons to keep the family business going for the generations to come.

The new V Drinker from Arato
OSU survey explores farmers' opinions of 2007 farm bill
Ohio farmers may have varied opinions regarding polices and issues surrounding the 2007 Farm Bill.

  Canada

Pork Commentary: Higher Corn and Feed Costs are Decreasing Hog Profitability
This weeks North American Pork Commentary from Jim Long.

Communication "High Priority"
The Canadian Livestock Identification Agency plans to focus on strengthening the lines of communication among livestock groups regards national multispecies traceability system.

Award of Distinction for Hog Transportation
The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan Inc. (FACS) together with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is pleased to offer the "Award of Distinction for Hog Transportation Handling."

National Hog ID and Traceability System Q&A
Ontario Pork and the Canadian Pork Council hold a Question and Answers Seminar on National Hog ID and Traceability System.

New Training and Tools Improve Animal Welfare During Transportation
With the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) preparing to revamp sections of the Health of Animals Act that deal with the transportation of livestock, Western Canada's pork industry is already well ahead of the curve.

Sask Pork Signs Trucker Quality Assurance Program Licensing Agreement
Sask Pork is now officially licensed to deliver the US based Trucker Quality Assurance program in Saskatchewan.

  United Kingdom

Restrictions lifted on suspect pig case in Essex
Test for a suspect disease that was reported to the State Veterinary Service last week in pigs at a slaughterhouse in Essex have proved negative for SVD and F&M.

More comfort, less stress can solve sow infertility says Bpex
The challenge to get sows and gilts to cycle and then maintain subsequent pregnancy occurs every year...

European pig prices drop slightly
Pig prices throughout the EU have continued to ease, although some British sellers were able to achieve "stand on prices" this week.

EU says it will allow full aide for compulsory animal slaughter
Animals that are compulsorily slaughtered in the event of a disease outbreak will continue to receive full compensation, following a change of heart by the EU Commission in Brussels.

Pig industry leader
The head of the pig sector company that will replace the British Pig Executive will be appointed by government soon report the NPA.
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  South Africa

Biodiesel could fuel rural economic revival
The CSIR is to conduct research into finding more benefits of biodiesel by-products and possible economic benefits for rural agricultural communities.

  Croatia

New swine fever outbreak in Croatia
Croatia was hit with a new outbreak of classical swine fever, the worst so far in the Balkans country, as some 3,600 pigs will be slaughtered to prevent the spread of the disease.

  China

China Hog Market Weekly: Live hog prices mostly lower
Live hog prices in China were mostly lower this week as death rates remained high in some regions due to the recurrence of disease. Backyard farmers who do not have much knowledge in disease prevention measures have chosen to release supplies earlier at a lower price.

China Piglet Weekly
Piglet prices remained stable to lower this week amid fewer piglet replenishment activities.

Goldman Sachs makes headway in buying Chinese meat integrator
Hopes for the stalled acquisition of Shineway shares by Goldman Sachs Group to proceed last Friday were raised as the deal received regulatory approval from the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.

  European Union

Interview with EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel
EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel’s patience with the UK is wearing thin according to an interview with Farmers Guardian.
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  Australia

Pig ad campaign misleading, say pork producers group
Animal rights activists have launched a new advertising campaign against pig farming. But Australian Pork Limited says the campaign is misleading.

Imported feed grain expected to ease shortages
The Federal Government expects the first imports of feed grain for livestock to arrive in Australia in January to ease looming shortages.

  Brazil

Brazilian meat exports to Kuwait hits US$160 million in 2005
Brazil is now the top exporter of meat and poultry to Kuwait exporting nearly US$160 million worth of the product to the state in 2005.

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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