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ThePigSite Newsletter - 1st December 2008
Monday 1st December 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

Chinese Market Potential for EU Pig Industry
The present financial crisis that is affecting the world could see a decrease in global pig meat consumption, writes ThePigSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris.
Fuel for the Fire: Livestock Inputs and GHG Emissions
The effects of livestock farming on climate change is an ever-expanding issue for the meat industry. At the forefront of consumer concerns is the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Consequently, in a bid to tackle the problem, ongoing research attempts to identify where these emissions are coming from, writes Adam Anson, reporting for ThePigSite.
Yeast Added to Sow Diet Improves Piglet Performance
Top-dressing sow diets with a yeast product greatly improved the growth rate of the litter, according to research by Dr Kim of North Carolina State University.
Controlling Clostridial Enteritis
This issue of Defining Sow Productivity from Alpharma covers clostridial enteritis in piglets.
Who's Your Biggest Fan?
The importance of keeping ventilation fans clean and properly maintained is highlighted.
Monitoring Sows Bred by Seven Days
There is a reason to consider the use of proportions in more detail and in more applications, write John Deen DVM PhD (Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota) and Sukumarannair S. Anil DVM PhD (Research Asssociate at the University of Minnesota).
Particle Size in Swine Diets
Reducing particle size of the grower-finisher from an average of 1000 microns to an average of 700 microns could save about $1.78 per pig per annum. An investment in a few particle size tests per year is well worth the effort, explains Greg Simpson, swine nutritionist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in the December 2008 issue of Pork News and Views.
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* Company News

King Pharmaceuticals Acquires Alpharma
US - King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Alpharma Inc. announced on 24 November that the two companies have signed a definitive merger agreement.
Quietly Does it for Vostermans Improved Fan Shutter
THE NETHERLANDS - Vostermans has improved its Multifan 130 with a quieter and more light-proof shutter.
New Look for Controllers
THE NETHERLANDS - Vostermans has created a new look for its expanded line, Mf-Net.
* Global Pig Industry News

   Czech Republic

 » Hard Times for Pig Sector

   United Kingdom

 » Festive Hog Roasts: Calling all Pig Farmers!
 » GB Animal Feed Statistical Notice
 » Good News: Meat Strike Called Off
 » Specially Selected Pork Making Waves
 » Value of Manure: Both Fertiliser and Biofuel in NI
 » WCRF Makes a Pig's Ear of Claims
 » CAP Health Check Implications for Livestock
 » Reduced Supplies on the Way
Novartis Animal Health
   United States

 » Even Organic Not Safe From Recession
 » Swine Flu Virus in Texas Patient Reported
 » Husbandry Practice to Improve Piglet Welfare
 » K-State Swine Day: Will Hog Prices Climb in 2009?
 » Humans Prompted New Paths for Parasites
 » USGC: US DDGS More Than Just Livestock Feed
 » Milo the New Corn for Pigs?
 » Liquid Manure: How Much is Too Much?
 » Market Preview: Have We Seen Hog Market Low?
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Could There be Hope for Pork?

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Price Rise Put on Hold
 » Will GM Restrictions Destroy EU Livestock Sector?
 » Europe's Pig Industry Resembles a Plane
 » Fast-track Approval More Effective than GM Debate


 »  Pork Commentary: SEW’s Price Increase
 » Production Goal of Alberta Pork AGM
 » IBM Track Manitoba Meat with Digital Passport
 » CPC Applauds Colombia-Canada Trade Deal
 » Producers Happy with Short-Term Hog Loan Program
 » Maple Leaf Challenges COOL Legislation
 » Re-Formulation Offers Potential Added Savings
 » Improved Hog Outlook Expected by Mid-2009
 » Free Trade Agreement Pleases CPC
Pfizer Animal Health
   New Zealand

 » Antibiotic Sales Show Little Change
 » Weathering the Storm: The Fate of Meat

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Shows Positive Sales Growth
 » Belgorod Leads in Pig Meat Output


 » APL Welcomes New Board Appointees
 » Coles to Drive Aussie Pork Message
 » Meat Processing Jobs Safe at the Moment

   Hong Kong

 » Food Samples Fail Safety Tests


 » DSM Opens New Premix Plant in China

That's all for this week!


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