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ThePigSite Newsletter- 9th March 2009
Monday 9th March 2009
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Investigation of Boar Taint Moves Ahead
A recent study has shed more light on how the boar taint compounds, skatole and androstenone, affect the odour of pig fat. The work was presented by Claudia Richards at a special event prior to the latest JSR Technical Conference, and reported here by ThePigSite editor, Jackie Linden.
Kansas Swine Day 2008 Proceedings
This article is a collection of the scientific papers presented at the Kansas State University Swine Day 2008 on 20 November 2008.
Applying Reproductive Technologies in Practice
William L. Flowers of North Carolina State University explained how to assess new reproductive technologies under farm conditions at the London Swine Conference 2008.
Energy Value of Crude Glycerol for Growing Pigs
Crude glycerol can be used as an excellent source of energy for growing pigs, according to a group of researchers in the US. Jackie Linden, ThePigSite editor, summarises their published paper.
Practical Application of Science Reduces Health Costs
As a result of the findings reported, strict biosecurity measures have been implemented at the entry to all pig houses to reduce the risk of porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection, writes Janet Alsop, veterinary disease prevention at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Coccidiosis in Piglets
The topic of the NADIS Health Bulletin for February 2008 is this cause of diarrhoea in suckling piglets. Pig veterinarian, Mark White, describes the diagnosis and how to control the disease.
Ingelvac PRRS KV is indicated for the control of Porcine Reproduction and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in breeding sows and gilts.
* Company News

ACMC Stock for Spanish Integrator
SPAIN - Against stiff international competition, British-based pig genetics company, ACMC Ltd, has won an order to supply one of Spain's largest integrators with breeding stock.
Five Genesus Customer Herds Surpass 30 Pigs
GLOBAL - Five Genesus customers' herds surpassed 30 pigs weaned in 2008.
PIC Profit Equation
EU - Pig producers across European Union and beyond will remember the 24 months of 2007 and 2008 as a sharp adjustment to a change in market conditions.
* Global Pig Industry News


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 » First Nucleus Stock Sent from Belgium to Ukraine
Intervet - Research makes the difference
   United States

 » AFBF Says 'Cow Tax' Bill is Timely and Critical
 » Soybean Oil Reduces Carbon Footprint in Swine Barns
 » California Bill to Restrict Antibiotic Use
 » New Bacterial Species Named after ARS Scientist
 » NPB: Various Honours Awarded for 2008 Announced
 » Weekly Review: Hog Slaughter Down Compared to 2008
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Producers May Still Return to Profits
 » Market Preview: 10-15 Per Cent Drop in Exports Predicted
 » Livestock Slaughter 2008 Summary - March 2009

   Russian Federation

 » Duties on Pork and Poultry Increased
Ivomec Premix - Better products mean better results

 » Pork Commentary: Pork Demand Increases?
 » Gov't Responds to Saskatchewan Livestock Programme
 » Support for Pork and Beef Producers Applauded
 » New Hog Assembly Yard Being Planned
 » Improved Hog Prices Projected for Q2 of 2009
 » Canada to Re-Instate WTO Challenge to COOL


 » Bulacan Hog Industry will Recover After Culling
 » Workers Culling Pigs Complain of Headaches
 » 'Double Dead' Pork Seized in Balintawak
 » Culling of Ebola-infected Pigs Comes to an End

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Germany Left Out in the Cold
Never Stop Improving
   United Kingdom

 » New Date Set for Outlook Conference
 » Cautious Optimism over English Pig Numbers
 » NFU and NPA Gain Support Against IPPC Changes
 » Audit Report Strengthens Case for Budget Transfer
 » More Imports in the Months to Come?
 » Joint Campaign for English Meat
 » Farm Survey Shows Need for Urgent Action
 » Black Hole Gets Bigger
 » NADIS Veterinary Report & Forecast - February 2009

   New Zealand

 » NZ Not Up to British Pig Farming Standard


 » Recession Consumer Chickens Out of Pork
 » Top Chinese Vet Warns of Animal Disease Threats
Prevent blockages with HelMix Pipe Module from Big Dutchman

 » Ajinomoto Establishes Meat JV in Thailand

   Viet Nam

 » Quang Nam Province Ravaged by PRRS


 » Free Range Labelling in the Spotlight
 » Oz Launches 'No Food Scraps to Pigs' Campaign


 » Denmark Secures Second Place in Germany


 » Meat and Poultry Values Exceed €7 Million


 » Quest for New Vaccine Strategies against CSF


 » Danish Agriculture and Meat Sectors Unite
 » Lower Incidence of Salmonella at Danish Crown

That's all for this week!

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