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ThePigSite Newsletter - 19th January 2009
Monday 19th January 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

We at ThePigSite would like to welcome our new partner Hermitage Genetics.

Formula for the Future: Nutrition or Pathology? Elevating Performance and Health in Pigs and Poultry Formula for the Future: Nutrition or Pathology? Elevating Performance and Health in Pigs and Poultry
This edited collection of papers is taken from a series of seminars that brought together some of the world's leading authorities in the field of pig and poultry nutrition, health and production.

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

How are Breeders Helping to Reduce Emissions?
Past genetic improvements have significantly contributed to a reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) per unit of animal product, and breeding remains an important tool in further reductions. These key points were made by Dr Huw Jones of Genesis Faraday at the most recent JSR Genetics Technical Conference, reports Jackie Linden for ThePigSite.
NBAF: Securing a Threat, or Threatening a Security?
After months of deliberation, Manhattan, Kansas, has been chosen as the location of the new US National Bio and Agro-Defence Facility (NBAF), writes Adam Anson, reporting for ThePigSite. What actions will this new facility undertake, and what consequences will there be for the future of American agriculture?
Factors Influencing Litter Size and Birth Weight
By Hypor. The production of large litters of high quality piglets with good, even birth weights is an important aspect of maximizing Weaning Capacity because it results in the highest number and weight of piglets weaned. Attention to the areas of management discussed below will help to achieve this goal.
New Opportunities for Reproductive Management
Reducing the number of piglets in which replacement gilts and boars are raised is one way to improve the longevity and productivity of future breeding stock. William L. Flowers of North Carolina State University explained why at the London Swine Conference 2008.
Bacitracin — Natural Peptide with Minimal Resistance Issues
A comprehensive overview about bacitracin and its advantages, including its efficacy against Clostridium perfringens. Dr Jerry Mathers, senior manager in the Government and Industry Affairs group at Alpharma Animal Health presented this paper at Alpharma's Swine Enteric Health Symposium 2008.
Our other new features for this week are:

United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - January 2009
US Feed Outlook
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - January 2009
Peoples Republic of China - Agricultural Situation - Livestock and Products 2008 China' pork production Duroc Boar from JSR Genetics
* Company News

Increased Inventory of Swine Circovirus Vaccine Reported
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) announces that it has an adequate supply of its Ingelvac CircoFLEX® vaccine to meet the needs of swine producers and veterinarians who want to vaccinate pigs against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2).
Bryan Payne Joins Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Team
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) announces that Brian Payne, DVM, has joined the swine division’s professional services team.
Hermitage Pigs Win Top Awards in Russia
RUSSIA - Hermitage pigs won top prize at a leading agricultural show in Moscow in October.
Sanger Elected to Pfizer's Board of Directors
US - Pfizer Inc has announced the election of Stephen W. Sanger to its Board of Directors, effective 1 February 2009.
New Boar Stud Planned by Hermitage in Ireland
IRELAND - Hermitage Genetics has received planning permission to build a new state-of-the-art 240-place boar stud in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Work on the project will begin shortly.
ACMC Tip: Knock-on Effects of PCV2 Vaccination
UK - The use of PCV2 vaccines has resulted in big improvements in productivity on many farms.
* Global Pig Industry News

   United States

 » CAFO Rule Changes Could Impact Indiana Farms
 » Economist Sees Another Declining Year of Supply
 » Final Rule On Meat Labelling Law Issued
 » Postponement of Combo Bans Allows Negotiations
 » Amendments Made to Enhance Disease Traceability
 » Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Litter Weight
 » Oil Spray Reduces GHG Emissions from Pig Houses
 » NPPC Attempts Resolution of Shipment Issue
 » NBAF Fit For Kansas
 » Pork Exports Continue to Exceed 2007 Pace
 » The Future of US Livestock is Genetically Modified
 » USDA: Naturally Raised Marketing Claim Standard
 » Weekly Review: Poultry Cutback Good for Pork
 » Market Preview: Top of Mind Trade Issues
 » Weekly Roberts Report

   United Kingdom

 » QMS Teams Up to Offer Tasty Resolution
 » RSPCA Campaign: Farmers Express Mixed Feelings
 » English Pig Producers and 'Imperfect Competition'
 » Welfare Increasingly Important
 » UFU Comment on Discussions Regarding Dioxin Scare
 » Action Taken to Strengthen Competitiveness
 » Positive Report on English Pig Industry
Novartis Animal Health

 » Hog Producers Blame Retailers for High Costs
 » High Demand for Poultry and Meat Products Seen


 » Farmers Not to Be Blamed for Beta-Agonist


 » Australia Forecasts an Organic Future

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Weakness at Dawn of 2009
 » MEPs Debate Non-Enforcement of Rules
 » Clones for Food: EC Breaking its Own Rules?


 » Pork Commentary: Relentless Price Increase Begins
 » USDA Announces Final Rule for M-COOL
 » Canadian Ag Minister Applauds Changes to M-COOL
 » CPC Applauds Creation of "Market-Access Secretariat"
Aurofac / Aureomycin - Justified, Reliable

 » Intermittent Suckling: Variable Effects on Sow Fertility

   Russian Federation

 » Two New Cases of ASF in Russia


 » Ag Minister on Largest Ever Trade Mission to Japan


 » New Membrane Bioreactor Passes the Test


 » Appointment of Vice-President at Danish Crown

   Korea, South

 » South Korea to Ship Pigs to North
 » New Pig Farm for North Korea


 » Which Fields are Best for Ag Production?


 » Nepal Pig Farmers and Their Fat Piggy Banks

That's all for this week!

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