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ThePigSite Newsletter - 8th September 2008

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Monday 8th September 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

New Protection Against Mycoplasma
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae continues to affect pigs worldwide, writes JoAnn Alumbaugh of Farms.Com, but control has been made easier with a new vaccine from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.
Ageing and the Impact on Meat Quality
From BPEX Pork Chain Unit. Ageing is the natural process of meat tenderisation after rigor mortis. This is due to the action of muscle enzymes which break down some of the protein structures that 'hold the meat together'. Ageing has been demonstrated to improve pork eating quality.
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - September 2008
The upward trend followed by the UK pig prices stalled in August, according to the latest report from AHDB Meat Services for the British Pig Executive, produced by Tony Fowler, Senior Economic Analyst.
Feeding Mycotoxin-Infected Wheat
By Greg Simpson - Swine Nutritionist at Ontario Minsitry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
USDA Livestock and Products Annual Reports 2008
This article provides the pork industry data from the USDA FAS Livestock and Products Annual 2008 reports. Within each article is a link to the full report which includes all the tabular data which we have omitted from these articles. The latest report covers Australia.
* Company News

Pfizer Finds a New Means for Producers to Fight Swine Flu
US - Pfizer Animal Health has introduced a new swine flu vaccine.
First European Launch for Pfizer's Boar Taint Vaccine
SWITZERLAND - Swiss pig farmers are the first in Europe to use a vaccine to prevent boar taint.
Boar Taint: Pfizer Provide a Greater Understanding of What It is
GLOBAL - Boar taint is an offensive odour which is released from pork when it is cooked.

* Global Pig Industry News

   South Africa

 » Politicians Head World Meat Congress Discussion

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Price Stability Due to Upward Trend
 » EU Parliament Votes Against Animal Clones
 » Use of Genetics to Boost Piglet Survival

   United Kingdom

»  Monitoring Sow Prices
 » First Professional Development Scheme Launched
 » BPEX Export Bulletin - August 2008 - Week 35
 » Improvement of Piglet Survival
 » Pig Productivity Sees Changes
 » UFU: No Justification for Pig Price Cut
 » Enzyme Technology for Pigs and Poultry
 » Recent Weeks Witness Pig Price Squeeze
 » Scottish Red Meat Nation's Favourite
 » Cost of Pork Products Soaring
 » Upturn in Demand Starts to Filters Through
 » Support to Address Declining Livestock Numbers
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   Ireland

 » Irish Pig Producers Furious Over Price Drop

   United States

 » Biofuel Mandate Fueling Disaster
 » Checkoff Study Presents 'Opportunity for Pork'
 » National Pork Board's New Chief Executive Officer
 » Manhattan: The Ideal Location for NBAF?
 » Record High Pork and Beef Exports
 » Triumph Foods Planning on Expansion
 » USDA Funds More Work on PRRS and Bird Flu
 » Odourless Glycerin Technology
 » Weekly Outlook: Crop Size and Energy Prices
 » Market Preview: Rewriting Hog Price History
 » Weekly Review: Live Hog Prices Decline

   Canada

 » Pork Commentary: Hog Prices Collapse
 » Exemption to New WCB Requirements Called for
 » Downward Pressure on Feed Grain Prices Reported
 » Expansion of Cull Breeding Swine Program Urged
 » CFHS Says Gov 'Shirking' Welfare Responsiblitity
 » Cull Breeding Swine Program Feed Changes Applauded
 » Retroactive Extension of Federal Cull Breeding Program Urged
 » Changes to Meat Industry = Higher Prices
Pfizer Animal Health
   Australia

 » Pig Industry Emergency Exercise to Be Conducted
 » WA Pork Producers Poised to Face Tough Times

   Malaysia

 » Joint Pig Farming Venture with Singapore

   China

 » A Visit to China's Largest Eco-Friendly Pig Farm
 » AgFeed to Open 900th Premix Distribution Chain

   Japan

 » Marketing US Pork and Beef in Japan

   Philippines

 » Capiz Livestock and Poultry Inventory
 » PROVET Launches 'Piglet Restocking Program'

   France

 » Terrena Turns Its Attention Downstream

   Denmark

 » Breakaway Producers Pledge to Pay More
Alphamune G - Shielding, Earning
   Chile

 » Chile Admits to Dioxin-Affected Hog Production

   Belgium

 » The IGF2 Effect in Young Piglets

   Germany

 » German Producers Fear New Red-Tape Tranche



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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