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ThePigSite Newsletter - 18th August 2008

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Monday 18th August 2008
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Welcome to this week's newsletter Due to Monday's Bank Holiday in the UK our next newsletter will be sent out on Tuesday the 26th.
Never Stop Improving
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Fighting Illegal Imports to Beat Disease Threat
The threat of exotic animal diseases entering a country has led to a raft of legislation from most authorities preventing the illegal import of animal products, writes ThePigSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Shoulder Sores in Sows: Causes and Treatment
By BPEX. It is of interest to all parties to reduce the number of sows with shoulder sores, as sores not only affect performance but are also a major welfare concern.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
This report, released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), adopts US area, yield and production forecasts for winter wheat, durum, other spring wheat, barley, oats and also livestock, poultry and dairy.
World Agricultural Production - August 2008
This report prepared by the USDA FAS International Production Assessment Branch reflects official USDA estimates released in the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE-460) August, 2008.
US Feed Outlook
By ERS USDA. This monthly report examines supply, use, prices, and trade for feed grains, including supply and demand prospects in major importing and exporting countries. Focuses on corn; also contains information on sorghum, barley, oats and hay.
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Huge Chinese Deal for ACMC
GLOBAL - British pig-breeding company ACMC Ltd has clinched a major deal - worth over half a million pounds sterling - to deliver genetically advanced pigs to China, the world's largest pig-producing nation.
* Global Pig Industry News

   United States

 » Good Performance for US Pork and Beef Exports
 » Environmental Laws and CAFO Growth
 » Visit to World's Largest Pig Plant
 » Pork Producers: Only the Sharp Survive
 » National Swine Nutrition Guide
 » Figures Reveal How Livestock Benefit From Ethanol
 » Weekly Review: Cereal Crop Estimates Good News
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Crop Overcomes Spring Flooding
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Market Preview: Demand-Driven Rally Tied to Exports

   China

 » China Moves From Backyard to Farms
 » Industry Expands While Pork Consumption Slows
Progressis - PRRS Vaccine
   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Pig Sales Double after Expansion

   Norway

 » Farm to Shelf: RFID Tracking Norwegian Meat Supply

   General

 » UK Livestock and Products Approved for Export to China
 » Genetic Associations with Sow Reproduction
 » Porcine Circovirus Type 2 Can be Transmitted Orally

   United Kingdom

 » Revised Strategy for Surveillance into Antibiotic Resistance in Animals
 » Consultation on Revised Waste Exemptions
 » New Scottish Pork Advertising Campaign
 » TV Documentary on Pig Farming Scheduled
 » Boost For Pig Skills Training
 » Pigs: Renewable Fuel of the Future?
 » Annual Farm Input Costs Soar
 » Prices Return from Recent Higher Peaks
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   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Markets Stable

   Ireland

 » Alltech Launches Young Scientist Award 2008-2009

   Philippines

 » San Miguel Profit Trebled

   Canada

 » M-COOL to be Less Onerous than Feared
 » Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices Reach Record Highs
 » $45 Million Allocated to Producers Under Advance Payments Program
 » Higher Prices Push Producers Closer to Profitability
 » London Swine Conference 2009
 » Avoid Fusarium Contaminated Grain
 » Sound Advice for Canadian Swine Producers

   Germany

 » Record Booking for EuroTier 2008
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   Australia

 » Pig Prices Highest Since March 2007

   Chile

 » Chilean Pork Factories Quarantined

   New Zealand

 » Future of Proposed Piggery to be Determined

   Georgia

 » African Swine Fever Spreads in Georgia



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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