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ThePigsite Newsletter - 16th February 2009

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 10 new features this week:

Connecting Farmers and Customers
A group is the UK is bringing the supply chain together with an innovative scheme to meet the needs for transparency and fairness. Editor of ThePigSite, Jackie Linden, outlines the highlights of the new scheme, which was presented by Rob Cumine of FarmFirst at the last JSR Technical Conference.
Lower Sow Mortality in Small and Outdoor Herds
The latest NADIS BPEX Commentary by pig veterinarian, Mark White, analyses a survey of sow mortality on UK farms, and relates the rate to farm factors. The main findings, summarised by ThePigSite editor, Jackie Linden, indicate mortality rate is linked to herd size and housing type.
Marginal Fall in Animal Feed Output in Great Britain
The overall output of 9.140 million tonnes of compound feed in 2008 was just 0.5 per cent lower than the previous year but the average hides markedly different trends for the various livestock sectors, writes ThePigSite editor, Jackie Linden. There were small increases in the output of feeds for cattle and poultry but pig feed production was down by almost ten per cent compared to 2007.
Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex
Number 19 of the BPEX series Action for Productivity covers porcine respiratory disease complex. The disease is described, as well as management tips to control the complex condition.
Control of Salmonella in the Pork Production Chain
Dr Julie Funk, DVM, Associate Professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and Director of Online Professional Master of Science in Food Safety at Michigan State University, gave this presentation at the London Swine Conference 2008.
Using Carbon Dioxide to Euthanise Young Pigs
Carbon dioxide euthanasia offers a recognized option for terminating nursing and nursery-sized pigs that farm employees find acceptable, explains Jerry May, extension educator for Michigan State University.
Our other new features for this week are:

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - February 2009
Pig Meat Export Bulletin - January/February 2009
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - February 2009
US Feed Outlook

Novartis Animal Health
* Company News

Pork Commentary: Markets Getting No Traction
CANADA - This week's North American Pork Commentary from Jim Long.
DuPont Sets Priorities for 2009
US - The chief financial officer of DuPont has said that the company's priorities for 2009 are maximising earnings and cash, and driving out costs.
Japan Uses Nedap Velos for Improved Results
JAPAN - Since the end of last year, the first Nedap Velos EFS has been running in a snowy and rice-producing region in Niigata prefecture of Japan.
* Global Pig Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Outbreak in Shanghai

   United Kingdom

 » Atypical Case of PCV2 Reported
 » Regional Disease Eradication Gains Momentum
 » The Jamie Effect Kicks in with a Vengeance
 » NFU Steps Up Fight on IPPC with MEPs
 » Environmental Genetics vs Economic Genetics
 » Ad Authority Upholds Complaint Against BPEX
 » Prices Surge Ahead
 » Breeding Pigs and Pork Full of Eastern Promise
 » New Animal Health Facility to be Scaled Back
 » Two New BPEX Board Members Appointed
 » NFU Conference Calls for New Farming Agenda
 » Next Generation of Piglet Feeds Launched

   Poland

 » Minister and Ambassador Meet over Meat Export Ban

   Malta

 » Pig Production on Malta

Pfizer Animal Health
   Sweden

 » Methodology for Salmonella in Feed Compared
 » Danish Crown Opens New Plant

   Netherlands

 » Transmission of Hepatitis E from Pigs to Humans

   United States

 » Moving Market Pigs with Less Stress
 » Enhanced Fertility in Boars with Selenium
 » Weekly Outlook: Focus on South America
 » CME: Cost Pattern Differences for Hogs and Cattle
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: Highlights of USDA's WASDE Report
 » Weekly Review: Packers Get Aggressive Again
 » Market Preview: Pork Export Value Up 49.5 Per Cent in 2008
 » US Pork Export on Winning Streak for 17 Years
 » CME: Lowdown on Beef and Pork Exports
 » Smart Packaging Alerts to Meat Dangers
 » CME: Decline in Meat and Poultry Demand?
 » NPPC: New Member in Government Relations Team
 » Guidelines for Food-Animal Species Underway
 » CME: Pork Packers Run Dismal Gross Margins
 » Harnessing the Power of Pig Manure
 » University of Illinois Pig Farm Profiled
 » Phibro Acquires Baltzell
 » Politics on the Mind of Minnesota Producers

   Canada

 » Traceability Systems for All Livestock and Poultry
 » Improved Pork Outlook Projected for 2009-2010
 » Opportunities for North American Pork Producers
 » Reduced Weight Variation Key to Increased Profits
 » Backlog of Hogs Expected to be Cleared Up
 » Ag Committee to Investigate Listeria Outbreak

JSR Genetics - Genetics you can trust
   China

 » Over 1,000 Pigs Killed by Blue Ear Disease
 » China Bans Filipino Pork Imports
 » Officials Sacked over Chinese Pig Deaths
 » Farmer Suggests New Govt. Focus in Meeting with Premier

   Philippines

 » More Than 200 Hogs Die in Cholera Outbreak
 » DA Probes Unknown Disease Affecting Hogs
 » Pork and Chicken Prices Go Up

   Finland

 » Genetic Defect that Causes Infertility in Pigs

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Stable Market Situation
 » New Feed Rules Get Green Light from MEPs

   Mexico

 » Bachoco Performs Well in 08 Despite Difficult Market

Alphamune G - Shielding, Earning

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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