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ThePigSite Newsletter - 26th January 2009
Monday 26th January 2009
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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 6 new features this week:

Zoonoses in the EU: Trends and Sources
Because zoonoses are infections and diseases that are transmissible from animals to humans, it makes it particularly important to keep these livestock diseases under surveillance and control, writes Adam Anson, reporting for ThePigSite.
Transportation of Hogs
Transportation of pigs is receiving greater attention from producers, hauliers and packers, says Dr Allen Harper, swine extension animal scientist at VA Tech. Driver fatigue was found to be a leading cause of live-haul accidents. Advice is given on the proper procedure in case of an accident involving live pigs.
Gilt Management for Maximum Lifetime Productivity
By Hypor. Hypor gilts have the genetic potential for outstanding reproductive performance and careful attention to these key areas of gilt management will help to ensure a high first litter size and a long productive life. Correct management of the gilt is the starting point on the road to maximizing Weaning Capacity.
Improving Nutrition for Newborn Piglets
A summary of recent research into intestinal health and understanding lipid metabolism with a focus on newborn piglets by Dr Jack Odle of North Carolina State University. He has observed that a protein source can reduce rotaviral diarrhoea and how a long-chain fatty acid can help repair damaged intestine.
Impacts on Further Growth of the North American Pork Industry
Dr John Lawrence, Extension Livestock Economist and Professor at the Economics Department of Iowa State University gave this presentation at the London Swine Conference 2008.
US Pork Outlook Report - January 2009
By the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) - This article is an extract from the January 2009: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report. Recession-squeezed consumer budgets will likely constrain increases in pork and hog prices this year, despite expected reductions in production foreshadowed by the 1 December Quarterly Hogs and Pigs.
Prevent blockages with HelMix Pipe Module from Big Dutchman
* Company News

New Collaboration for Hermitage Genetics in Spain
SPAIN - On 12 December 2008, Hermitage Genetics and Gepork announced their new collaboration in the Spanish market with a technical conference presenting the Hermitage Genetic Pig Improvement Program to Gepork customers. The conference was held near BIC, north of Barcelona.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Update New Business
US – Leaders from the US division of Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health discussed the new combined company at an event held at this year’s North American Veterinary Conference.
Chr. Hansen Producing More with Less
GLOBAL - Chr. Hansen has just published its annual environmental report. The total energy consumption decreased by 6 per cent in spite of increased business activity.
Cablevey Feeding Systems Ahead of Competition
US - Independent testing recently indicated the Cablevey patented AccuDial drop-feeder accurately delivered weighed feed within 0-4 per cent compared to Company "A" offering 7-18 per cent variance and Company "B" offering 17-29 per cent variance in feed delivery.
CIRCOVAC for Sows and Piglets Approved in Brazil
BRAZIL - Merial Brazil is pleased to announce that the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, MAPA has approved the use of CIRCOVAC in piglets.
Progressis - PRRS Vaccine
* Global Pig Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Pig and Poultry Live 09
 » PM Interrogated Over Welfare Standards
 » Tips to Prevent Spread of Swine Dysentery
 » PEV-8 Link to Polioencephalomyelitis Suspected
 » How Confident is the UK Pig Industry?
 » VION Announces Re-structuring in UK
 » GB Production of Bacon and Ham Fell in 2008
 » United Kingdom Slaughter Statistics - January 2009
 » Consumers Looking For Quality Ham
 » Co-op Raises Initiative to Support UK Farmers
 » GM Pigs to be Bred for Organ Transplant Harvesting


 » Shoulder Ulcers Persistent in Danish Sows


 » Pork Commentary: Rough Week for Lean Hog Futures
 » Working Group to Focus on Expanded Trade with India
 » August 08 Listeriosis Outbreak to be Investigated
 » Expectations as a Result of US M-COOL
 » Maple Leaf Rebuilds Consumer Confidence
 » Industry Should Seek 'Game-Changers'
 » Industry Innovator Honoured at Banff Pork Seminar
 » Producers Given More Time to Repay Cash Advances
 » Improved Hog Prices Expected in 2009
Banamine S - From fever to feed in 4 hours
   United States

 » NPPC: Lawsuit Against EPA for Emissions Rule
 » Weekly Outlook: Likely Acreage Decisions for 2009
 » Study: MRSA in Midwestern Swine and Workers
 » Carolina: Recycling Wastewater for Irrigation
 » Weekly Review: Benefits for Pork Chain Segments
 » Total Pork Production at Record High for December
 » Will US Consumers Eat Up GM Meat Rule?
 » Calls for Obama to Stop US Animal Identification Rule


 » Open Selling of Pork Subject to Controversy

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Stability on a Low Level
 » Conference on Trade and Welfare
 » EFSA Tracks European Zoonoses


 » Pigs Illegally Injected with Water in Tianjin
 » Chinese Urbanisation to Swallow up Global Grains
 » Tainted Irish Pork Seized in Eastern China
Porcilis M Hyo is an inactivated vaccine for active immunisation of pigs to protect them against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae during the whole nursery and fattening period.

 » No Listeria Found in Spanish Pig Herds


 » Salmonella Inhibited by Coarse Grinding, Diformate


 » Sadia to Reduce Work Force


 » Dioxin Contamination No Cause for Concern
 » Irish Pork Sector Still Facing Tough Times


 » Belarus Increases Pork Output by 3 Per Cent

   Russian Federation

 » Prioskolie Knocks Omsky Bacon off Top Spot


 » DOH Confirms Worker Infected with Ebola-Reston


 » Market Preview: 'Saluti' from Italy

   New Zealand

 » Pork Consumption Grows Despite Difficulties
Ingelvac PRRS KV is indicated for the control of Porcine Reproduction and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in breeding sows and gilts.

That's all for this week!

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