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ThePigSite Newsletter - 13th October 2008

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Monday 13th October 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 8 new features this week:

Implications of a Future Ban on Gestation Crates in Michigan
The majority of consumers would be in favour of a ban on sow crates during pregnancy, and this would come as no surprise to producers, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePigSite, in a report of the findings from a survey by Michigan State University on the attitudes of producers and consumers.
Distillers Grains in Finishing Hog Rations
The recent rise in food prices has been blamed on the emergence and expansion of the biofuel sector among other factors, writes Chris Harris, Senior Editor, ThePigSite.
A Closer Look at US CAFOs and the Data Void
Animal feeding operations in the United States have shot up by 230 per cent in the last twenty years. Larger farms inevitably lead to more waste and possibly, pollution. Whilst trying to measure just how serious the issue has become, the Environmental Protection Agency first faced a problem collecting appropriate data, writes Adam Anson, reporting for ThePigSite.
US Breeding Herd Down but Productivity Up
By Chris Harris, Senior Editor, ThePigSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in October 2008 Whole Hog Brief. To read the full detailed analysis including all the commentary and graphical data, subscribe to the publication.
UK Pig Meat Market Update - October 2008
USDA Livestock and Products Annual Reports 2008
Alberta Hog Market Commentry and Outlook - Summer 2008
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
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* Company News

JSR Extends Contract in Japan
JAPAN - JSR has signed a new deal with the Japanese Corporation Marubeni who have responsibility for the JSR franchise in Japan operating under the Cotswold Japan Subsidiary (CWJ).
Alpharma Invite Ag Students to Tell Story of Animal Agriculture
US - Alpharma Inc. Animal Health is embarking on a programme that will begin to educate consumers about how their food is produced, enlisting the help of college agriculture students along the way.
CID LINES Celebrates Its 20th Year at EuroTier
HANOVER, GERMANY - This year, CID Lines is celebrating its 20th anniversary at EuroTier. The company says that successful budget forecast in the area of Research and Development has given it a market edge for innovating new products.
Environment Honour for Pfizer
US - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honoured Pfizer Inc. for its award-winning Energy and Climate Change Program, which reduced total greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent per million dollars of revenue from 2000 to 2007.
* Global Pig Industry News

   General

 » Climate Change, Bioenergy Focus for World Food Day

   Canada

 » Pork Commentary: Road Trip to Ukraine and Russia
 » Restrictions Under M-COOL Create Added Confusion
 » ALMA: New Industry Experts Join In
 » Minimal Impact from Mandatory U.S. COOL Reported
 » Ontario Pork Responds to OFPMC's Decision
 » Movement of Canadian Pigs Limited to South
 » Record US Hog Slaughter Expected for Q4
 » Maple Leaf Explains Listeria Situation at its Plant
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   Philippines

 » Watch on Western Visayas Pork Intensified
 » Christmas Rise in Meat Demand Expected
 » Drop in Retail Pork Prices Reported
 » Pig Farmers Form New Group for Exports

   United States

 » AMI, NRA to Host Webinar on New Feed Rule
 » AFBF Provides COOL Compliance Guidelines
 » New Swine Building for KSU
 » SowBridge: Flexibility and Convenience Offered
 » GIPSA to Hold Public Meetings on Swine and Poultry
 » Pneumonia Pathogen: Infective for Over 200 Days
 » 'Dry Tare' Rule Pushes Meat Prices Up
 » 28 Days: Livestock Pollution on Infant Health
 » FDA Launches New Database on Drug Approvals
 » China Holds Market Potential for US Pork
 » USGC Helps Korean Industry Increase Productivity
 » IPPA: Salutations to Iowa's Pork Producers
 » Voluntary Trichinae Certification Program Established
 » USMEF Focuses on Red Meat Demand in S Korea
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Lack of Confidence in Demand
 » Weekly Review: Export a Factor of Live Hog Demand
 » Market Preview: USDA Forecasts Grain Stocks Up, Prices Down
Never Stop Improving
   Denmark

 » Danish Crown Reducing CO2 Emissions

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Trend Points to Stability
 » Europeans Show Scepticism about Animal Cloning

   United Kingdom

 » Classical Swine Fever: Planning for the Worst
 » BPEX Workshops
 » QMS: Reduction in Red Meat Production Costs
 » RSPCA: Plan for Clearer Pork Labelling Underway
 » Joint Report Identifies New Ways of Working
 » Defra Publishes Zoonoses UK report 2007
 » Pig Feed Production Reported to Be Down 15%
 » McDonald's Wins Welfare Award
 » Pig Market Proves to Be Less Volatile
 » The Country Vet: a Dying Breed
 » UFU's Response to Pig Plant Closure

   Germany

 » Addcon Strengthens its Marketing and Sales Team
Ivomec Premix - Better products mean better results
   Australia

 » APL Responds to Piggery Health Concerns
 » Pigs to Determine Healthy Foods for Humans

   Thailand

 » Veggie Festival Boosts Pork Sales
 » New Pedigree Farm for Betagro

   Norway

 » Good News for Pig Breeders

   Viet Nam

 » Meat Import Taxes Raised

   Cambodia

 » Pig Industry Hard Hit by Feed Prices and Imports
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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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