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ThePigSite Newsletter - 2nd March 2009

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Monday 2nd March 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

High Productivity on a Breeding Farm in Belgium
Wouter Seynaeve, a young Belgian pig farmer, described his very successful breeding unit at the latest JSR Technical Conference. Editor of ThePigSite, Jackie Linden, reports on the secrets of his unit's success.
On-Farm Animal Welfare Audits
Sandra Edwards, Professor of Agriculture at Newcastle University in the UK explained the background to and practicalities of on-farm welfare audits on EU pig farms at the London Swine Conference 2008.
Large-Scale PRRS Management
A report on a pilot project to control Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and its application by JoAnn Alumbaugh for Farms.com and supported by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Lactation Feeding Strategies
The major objective is to maximise sow feed intake during lactation, writes Greg Simpson, swine nutritionist with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
UK/EU Pig Statistics - January 2009
This article provides an overview of the latest statistics relating to pigs in the UK and Europe and includes slaughter figures, carcass weights, pig meat production and trade. The information is extracted from the data published as spreadsheets by Defra.
What We Know About Feeding Liquid By-Products to Pigs
Dr Gary Shurson of the University of Minnesota talked about the advantages and challenges of liquid feeding at Big Dutchman's 5th International Agents' Meeting in Bremen, Germany in July 2008. He focussed particularly on corn condensed distillers solubles and steep water, liquid co-products from the ethanol industry.
Duroc Boar from JSR Genetics
* Company News

Big Dutchman Strengthens Asian Pig Business Team
THAILAND - The Big Dutchman Group announces the appointment of Marc Broadbent as General Manager for Big Dutchman Agriculture (Thailand) Ltd. effective 1 March 2009.
* Global Pig Industry News

   General

 » Click here for this week's Foot and Mouth Disease news

   European Union

 » Yeast Product Approved for Sows
 » Recent Human Case of Swine Flu Questioned
 » EU Pig Prices: Price Increase Countdown Now On
 » EU Hosted Global Conference on Trade, Welfare

   Denmark

 » Russia Reopens Market for Danish Meat
 » Crisis Meeting over Danish Crown Urged
Novartis Animal Health
   United States

 » Pork Production Lower than a Year Ago
 » Implementation of COOL Law Announced
 » GAO Report Warns of Shortage of Veterinarians
 » Court Upholds EPA 'Dust Rule' For Farms
 » US Maintains Access to Philippine Pork Market
 » USDA Support Sought in Mandatory Animal ID
 » NFU President Tom Buis to Step Down
 » Market Preview: Pork Demand Signals Offer Hope
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Basis Risk
 » Weekly Review: Cycle in Pork Demand Observed

   United Kingdom

 » Wilson to Leave BPEX and Join Vion
 » Dramatic Rise in Pork Exports Compared to 2008
 » Military Honours for British Pork
 » A Pause for Breath
 » MEP's Back UFU Red Tape Fight on IPPC
Pfizer Animal Health
   Philippines

 » Hog Farmers Say Pork Safe for Human Consumption
 » No Sign of Salmonella Outbreak in Hogs
 » DA 6: Western Visayas Pork is Ebola Reston-free
 » Mass Pig Slaughter to Fight Ebola Commences

   Canada

 »  Pork Commentary: 90 Cent Lean Hogs?
 » Welfare Groups Accuse Canada of Misleading Claims
 » Voluntary COOL Provisions Add Additional Confusion
 » Phosphorus Availability Varies According to Source
 » Support for Cattle and Hog Producers Announced
 » Meat Recall Mirrored in Maple Leaf's Fiscal 2008
 » Less Post-Weaning Diarrhoea with Raw Potato Starch
 » Maple Leaf Welcomes New Listeria Policy

   India

 » A Lesson in Parasite Infections on Livestock

   China

 » Feed Supplier Audit Service Launched in China
 » 14 Ill Over Pig Feed Additive Poisoning
 » Food Safety Body Set to Take Shape

   Australia

 » Queensland Pig Farmers Enraged by Fee Rise

   Japan

 » Boars Live Longer in Top Herds

   Viet Nam

 » PRRS Hits Three Vietnamese Provinces
Alphamune G - Shielding, Earning


That's all for this week!

Ed.
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