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ThePigSite Newsletter - 24th November 2008
Monday 24th November 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

Danish and Canadian Pig Herds Fall (November 2008)
By Chris Harris, Senior Editor, ThePigSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in November 2008 Whole Hog Brief. To read the full detailed analysis including all the commentary and graphical data, subscribe to the publication.
Brave New Farm: GE Food Animals in the USA
Imagine a new kind of food farm: animals that flourish on infertile lands, eat less but grow faster; there are no fears of disease or environmental side-effects on these farms and the animals produce meat that is lean, safe and nutritious. Think of all that can be gained, but then again, think of all that can be lost. "What will the face of genetically engineered food farms really look like?" asks Adam Anson, reporting for ThePigSite.
Meat Per Tonne of Feed - Become a Convert!
Respected pig consultant, John Gadd, explains why producers should adjust their future thinking to the amount of meat produced per tonne of feed, rather than a simple feed conversion ratio for JSR Genetics.
FluSure XP™: Research-Backed Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) Vaccine for Combating Rapidly Evolving SIV Viruses
Introduction of the H3N2 influenza virus into the US swine population in 1998 has resulted in the emergence of multiple reassortant swine influenza viruses (SIVs) in every geographic region of the country, writes Michael Kuhn, DVM, Pfizer Animal Health.
NADIS Pig Health Bulletin - Rotaviral Diarrhoea
Pig veterinarian, Mark White, explains why rotavirus has become a common causes of scours in baby piglets. With antibiotic treatment ineffective, he recommends management techniques and support therapy to control and treat the condition. The article was published in the October 2008 issue of the NADIS Pig Health Bulletin.
Nutrition of the Young Breeding Pig
Steve Jagger, Paul Toplis and Ian Wellock of AB Agri give their recommendations for feeding gilts during rearing, first pregnancy and first lactation for optimum performance. They focus particularly on new information relating to back fat, bodyweight and sow productivity.
Prepare a Survival Kit for Difficult Economic Times
Some important tips to reduce feed costs and improve efficiencies are offered by David Meisinger, Executive Director of the US Pork Center of Excellence.
Never Stop Improving
* Company News

New Controller in Fan Motor
THE NETHERLANDS - Vostermans has introduced its Trinc-1, a triac controller incorporated in the motor.
Big Dutchman: Animal-Friendly Group Housing of 1800 Sows
US - The topic of animal welfare is becoming increasingly popular in the US.
Genetic Boost for Irish Pig Industry Announce PIC
IRELAND - PIC Ireland Ltd has announced the arrival of its second consignment of genetically superior pig breeding stock directly from the PIC genetic nucleus in Canada.
Nedap Extending Invitations to Pig Sector
GLOBAL - There is no better way to have a trade fair than like it was in Hannover, Germany from November 11th to the 14th of this year.
Pfizer: Benefits of Giving Weaners a Flying Start
UK - The escalation in feed prices last autumn forced Northern Ireland pig producer Gary Anderson to take a hard look at all aspects of herd health.
New Bio-Protection Program from CID Lines
EU - CID LINES n.v., the manufacturer of more than 300 cleaning and disinfection chemicals, has extended its range with the BIOPROTEXION BOX, which was launched at EuroTier 2008.
Big Dutchman MixPump 'Innovation of the Year 2009'
GERMANY - At the international leading trade show for livestock management EuroTier 2008 industry leader Big Dutchman once again gave impressive prove of their innovative abilities.
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* Global Pig Industry News


 » Pork Commentary: Meat Tonnage Falls Demand
 » Will COOL Have a Negative Impact on Canada?
 » Confidence in Long Term Viability of Hog Industry
 » Unreliability Caused by High Levels of DON
 » Economic Turnaround in 2009 Expected
 » Western Canada Production Infrastructure Still Strong
 » Short-Term Cattle and Hog Loan Programs Altered

   United States

 » ISU Seeks Link Between Pathogens and Illness
 » An Environment-Friendly Pig to Go to Market?
 » Support for Animal Agriculture
 » Food-Borne Bacteria in Pigs and Humans Linked
 » 'Pork Power' Donates 102,562 lbs. of Pork
 » AFBF Against EPA-Proposed Livestock Tax
 » Pork Producers Gain Voice on Iowa EPC
 » USMEF: Issue Management Top Priority for 2009
 » The New Compost-A-Mat Sizes for Pork Producers
 » Report: Unsustainable Livestock 'Eating our Future'
 » Weekly Review: Decline in China and HK Purchases
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Demand Not Improving
 » Market Preview: Poultry Testing Uncharted Territory
 » October Red Meat Production Down 2 Percent
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PCV2 vaccine.

 » Slovenian Ministry Warns of Swine Fever

   Russian Federation

 » Pig Population up by 43% in Leningrad
 » Russia Planning to Halve Pigmeat Imports
 » Russian Federation: Livestock and Products 2008


 » Belarus: Output of Pigs and Eggs Up


 » Outbreak of Clenbuterol Food Poisoning
 » Research Report on Chinese Hog Industry


 » Producers to Profit from New Triticale


 » Award Handed Out for Study of E.coli Infection
Nuflor - for long acting, broad spectrum activity

 » NMIS Intensifies Campaign Against Unsafe Meat

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Market Production Trends Changing
 » CAP Health Check to Ease Plight of Farmers


 » Pork Exports to Kyrgyzstan Cut Down


 » Pork Actually Cheaper Than Tomatoes?


 » Romania Likely to Resume Exports in 2009


 » FAO: Appeal for New World Agricultural Order
 » FAO Members Approve Reform Plan
SowComfort - Never before has standing been so easy!

 » Danish Herd Almost 10% Smaller Than a Year Ago

   United Kingdom

 » Pig Crisis in Denmark and the Netherlands
 » Outlook on Challenging Future
 » United Kingdom Slaughter Statistics - November 2008
 » Demand Gets Slightly Better
 » Producers: Prepare for Slaughterhouse Disruption


 » Facing Up to a Global Vet Shortage


 » IFA: Pig Price Fall Causing Devastation


 » Trichina Worms Make a Comeback


 » Veterinary Dept To Propose Enclosed Pig Farm


 » Brazil and Sudan Sign Agricultural MoU


 » Abattoirs Forced to Reduce Purchase Prices

That's all for this week!


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