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Welcome to this week's newsletter

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

EU-27 Livestock and Products Annual Report 2008
Prepared by Bob Flach USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, The Hague.
Checklist for Fly Control in Hog Operations
Fly control is important due to the risk of disease transfer through flies and the generation of nuisance complaints from neighbours, reports the Agriculture and Rural Development department of Alberta Government. Because of the enclosed, controlled environment of hog barns, fly control is a year-round process.
Carcass Quality: Maximize Returns, Minimize Losses
By Jaydee Smith, Swine Production Systems Program Lead at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Key points to watch out for on-farm as well as pre- and post-transportation of the pigs.
Raising a Champion
Preventing and treating disease is critical when raising a champion, according to Pfizer Animal Health.
Progressis - PRRS Vaccine
* Company News

Combo Pack Receives APHIS Approval
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) announces that it has received approval from the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to market the Ingelvac CircoFLEX-MycoFLEX combination package to protect pigs against both porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.
Producers May Combat Diseases with Denagard Liquid Concentrate
US - Pork producers can now use Denagard® (tiamulin) Liquid Concentrate to combat costly diseases in pigs weighing more than 250 pounds. The Food and Drug Administration recently accepted the removal of the weight limit.
ACMC Tip: Check Parity Profile
UK - With the increase in cull sow prices, now is a good time to review herd parity profile, says Paul Thompson, veterinary consultant to pig-breeding company, ACMC Ltd.
New Construction of a House for 400 Sows
CROATIA - A new farm for 400 sows and for piglet rearing has recently been inaugurated in Legrad (Croatia). Shortly before, more than 500 interested visitors from Croatia and abroad had seized the opportunity of an “Open Farmhouse Day” to inform themselves about this extraordinary house building project.
Dutch Sow Unit with Nedap ESF Opens its Doors
NETHERLANDS - A new 1000 sow pig farm in the Netherlands equipped by the Dutch based company Nedap is to open its doors to the public this weekend.
Ingelvac PRRS KV is indicated for the control of Porcine Reproduction and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in breeding sows and gilts.
* Global Pig Industry News

United States

» Weekly Roberts Report
» Weekly Outlook: Less Pork for US Consumers
» Manure Management Web Resource Available
» Customers Required to Pay for 'Green Power'
» CME: Livestock Producers Pressured by Feed Costs
» Smithfield Reveals Quarterly Loss
» ADM, Deere, Monsanto Join on Corn Stover Research
» Partnership to Sponsor Pork Industry Scholarships
» MRI Device Tested to Measure Body Fat in Piglets
» Swine Industry a Vital Part of Southern Minnesota
» CME: Pork and Poultry Exports to Russia
» FSIS: Generic Approval for COOL Issued
» Learning About Animal Welfare Online
» CME: Sharp Decline in Pork and Hog Markets
» Weekly Review: Demand at Consumer Level Declines
» CME: Decline in Lean Hog Prices
Never Stop Improving
European Union

» EU Pig Prices: Friendly Tendency Counted On
» New Technologies Examine Muscle Fibre
» Schering-Plough and Pfizer Deal Approved
» Are Cloned Animals Next on the Menu?

United Kingdom

» Research to Quantify Benefits of Pig Production
» QMS: Pork Budget Raised to £400,000
» NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast – August 2008
» Pig Price Driven Down by Imports
» Better Things to Come in the Weeks Ahead ?
» Trade Deal with China Boosts UK Pig Industry
» UFU Pressing for Drop in Livestock Feed Prices

Canada

» Formation of Alberta's Livestock and Meat Agency
» Pork Commentary: Market Inventory Down 12%
» Hog Industry Turnaround Sooner Than Expected
» Disruptions in Food Marketing Patterns Possible
» Over 500,000 Pounds of Pork Distributed
» Saskatchewan Swine Herd Cut by 10 Percent
» Manitoba Expands Compulsory Coverage by WCB
» Preparation for Mandatory Inclusion Urged

Malaysia

» BNBBC Stands on Pig Farm Project

Serbia and Montenegro

» Healthy Food from Farm to Fork

New Zealand

» NZ Annual Welfare Report Released
M+Rhusigen - A First In Erysipelas
Russian Federation

» Russia Likely to Cut Pork and Poultry Import Quotas

Denmark

» Denmark Seeks Better Animal Welfare
» Danish Abattoirs Threatened by Weaner Exports

Poland

» Poland Witnesses Huge Dive in Hog Numbers

Philippines

» Vaccination for Swine Diseases to be Launched
» DA Steps Up Hog Industry Measures

China

» All Eyes on the Chinese Pork Industry
» China Steps up Checks on Imported Canadian Meat

Viet Nam

» Breeders Encumbered by Epidemics and Disasters

India

» Swine Fever Bound to Wipe Out Wild Boar Population

Korea, South

» Antibiotics for Feeding Animals to Be Banned
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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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