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ThePigSite Newsletter - 11th August 2008

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

NEW - The latest swine bibliography has just been uploaded summarising the usual mix of research papers published over the last few months. »»»»»»»»

INDUSTRY PRICE TRENDS - Is the market at a turning point? Read the latest Whole Hog summary to find out! »»»»»»»»»»»»»

*This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

UK Pig Meat Market Update - August 2008
UK pig prices continued to increase, according to the latest report from AHDB Meat Services for the British Pig Executive.
PRRSV - The Disease That Keeps Bugging Us
A presentation by Jeff Zimmerman, DVM PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University given at the London Swine Conference 2008.
Pig Prices Move Up and Up and Up
By Chris Harris, Senior Editor, ThePigSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in August 2008 Whole Hog Brief.
JSR Genetics - Genetics you can trust
* Company News

Key Thinkers Unite at JSR Conference
UK - JSR Genetics’ 19th Technical Conference, entitled ‘50 Years of Excellence in Breeding’, taking place on 16th September 2008 at the University of Nottingham.

Beefing Up the Sunday Roast
UK - The Sunday roast on our dinner tables has the potential to be packed with bags more natural flavour, say scientists at The University of Nottingham, in research sponsored by Pfizer. FarrowSure Gold - Count on it
* Global Pig Industry News

Brazil

FMD NEWS: Boost to Brazil's FMD-Free Status

United States

Market Preview: Demand-Driven Rally Tied to Exports
Meat Producers Shares Surge on Price Optimism
Weekly Review: Q3 Pork Production Up 7.2%
Corn Supplies Leave Pork Producers Unsure
Weekly Outlook: August Crop Production Report
Congress Approves Animal-Drug Review Laws
Weekly Roberts Report
Feed Efficiency Stressed at Producer Workshop
Dakota Pork Plant Fined over Water Violations
Safety and Benefits of Processed Meats Confirmed
'Meat-and-Cancer' Link Dispelled by Experts
Environmental Laws and CAFO Growth
Iowa Pork Producers Input Sought
Heavy Rains and Hog Manure Kills 10,000+ Fish
Pork Quality Assurance Plus Producer Programs Offered in Wisconsin Alphamune G - Shielding, Earning
Canada

Pork Commentary: Global Liquidations Drive Prices and US Exports
Swine Budget Shows Loss of $30 per Pig
Alberta Comes Up with Animal Protection Act
Interactive Agricultural Display Launched
Cull Pork Finally Reaching Ontario Food Banks
Feed Grain Prices Expected to Decline
Tightening of Corn Supplies Expected
In-vessel Composting for Biosecure Deadstock

China

Goldman Sachs Invests in Chinese Pig Farming
China Moves From Backyard to Farms
Chinese Pork Prices Hold Steady

Russian Federation

Over 5,000 South Russian Pigs Killed by ASF

Malaysia

Integrated Pig Farm Zone Needed
European Union

EU Pig Prices: Central Europe Stagnates
EC Foresees Above Average Cereals Harvest
Pig Meat Export Refunds Suspended
EU Predicts 16 percent Cereal Harvest Increase

United Kingdom

British Pig Industry Goes for Gold in Beijing
Action to Improve UK Productivity
Extending Support to the Scottish Food Industry
Breeding Pigs Leave UK for the Philippines
£1m Support Package for Scottish Pig Industry
Government Funding Pledge for Scottish Pig Sector
Pig Package Has Little to Offer Producers
Pork Pie Sales Hit by "Healthy Eating", Wet Weather
Cull Sow Market Defies Gravity

General

World Pig Price Projections Point to Recovery Porcilis M Hyo is an inactivated vaccine for active immunisation of pigs to protect them against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae during the whole nursery and fattening period.
Hong Kong

Pig Auction Transparency Improves

Australia

Animal Rights Group Angers Pork Board Member

Viet Nam

Meat Imports a Possibility

Armenia

Armenia Swine Fever Outbreak "Suppressed"

Philippines

Mindanao producers seek help to meet export target

Ireland

Update on Salmonella Outbreak
Never Stop Improving

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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