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ThePigSite Newsletter - 16th March 2009
Monday 16th March 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Last week, ThePigSite were at VIV Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. This year's exhibitions featured global innovations in the Feed and Meat industry. For more information read our news coverage below.

 » Asian Personalities Announced
 » Dutch and Thai Groups Co-Operate over Vietnamese Show
 » Show Opens to Help Animal Industries Tackle Global Economic Crisis

This week's Book Focus

Buy European Pork Chains European Pork Chains
In this book the results are presented of a comprehensive inventory of pork chains that has been conducted through expert interviews and in-depth case studies.

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Buy Perfecting The Pig Environment Perfecting the Pig Environment
This publication is written for students and professionals who choose to work at the sharp end of the pig industry and are driven by a desire to improve the environment that farmers provide for pigs.

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Buy Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition - 2008 Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition - 2008
This book contains the proceedings of the 42nd University of Nottingham Feed Conference held in September 2008.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Improving Piglet Survival Through Breeding
Analysis of the records of separate sire and dam lines of one breed has shown up genetic links between piglet survival, litter size and production traits, offering the hope of improving survival through breeding. The results were presented by Dagmar Kapell at a special event prior to the latest JSR Technical Conference, and reported here by ThePigSite editor, Jackie Linden.
Evidence of Airborne Transmission of PRRSV and Mycoplasma
This is the first evidence of long-distance airborne transmission of porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, writes Janet Alsop, OMAFRA.
Feed and Water Intake Checklist
Checklists for maximising feed intake and optimising water intake have been prepared by Katie Carr for the Prairie Swine Centre.
Quality Control of Extended Boar Semen
Dr Mario Baracaldo, DVM, and Jim Ward of Minitube Canada explained how boar studs monitor the extended semen doses produced and delivered to their customers at the London Swine Conference 2008.
Use of Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS) in Swine Diets
DDGS can be fed at levels up to 30 per cent of the diet for growing pigs over 7kg, and up to 50 per cent in the feed for pregnant sows, acccording to Professor J. Shurson of the University of Minnesota and co-workers.
This week's other features are...

United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - March 2009
Republic of Korea - Livestock and Products - Semi-Annual 2009
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - March 2009
* Company News

Manufacturing and Distribution Alliance Announced
US - Merial and Newport Laboratories have announced a Toll Manufacturing and Distribution Agreement.
ACMC Tip: Review Pig Unit Water Systems
UK - A periodic review of the water system is essential on every pig unit. Borehole water should be checked at least annually as problems of salinity are seen in some aquifers.
* Global Pig Industry News

   United States

 » NPPC: New Elected Officers and Board Members
 » Experts to Address Sow Housing
 » Know the Rules for Handling Animal Losses
 » NPPC Urges Congress to Back Animal ID System
 » Smithfield Records $100 Million Quarter Loss
 » US Maintains Ground During January Pork Exports
 » NFU Calls on USTR to Defend COOL
 » Weekly Review: Packers Continue to be Aggressive
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Outlook: 31 March USDA Reports
 » Market Preview: Patience – Spring is Coming!
Duroc Boar from JSR Genetics
   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: GB Takes the Lead in Markets
 » Cooperation Helps Fight Salmonella Outbreak
 » Unprecedented Drop in Pig Numbers


 » Urgent Help Provided to Flooded Livestock Producers
 » New Production Technologies Improve DDGS Quality
 » Multiple Labels Appearing in US Grocery Stores
 » Canada and US Meet to Discuss M-COOL
 » Lost Access to Pigs Threatens US Industries
 » Final COOL Rule Takes Effect Amid Uncertainty
 » Pork Commentary: Lean Hogs Jump $16.00/Head!

   United Kingdom

 » QMS: Euro Debate on Future of Food Quality Labelling
 » Alternatives to the Farrowing Crate?
 » Pig and Poultry Farmers Await Result of IPPC Vote
 » BPEX Announces New KT Manager
 » IPPC Directive Vote a Mixed Bag
 » EU Nitrates Committee Grants Derogation
 » Perfecting the Pig Environment
 » New Piglet Product Prevents Coccidiosis
 » 'Produce of EU' Label Gathers Momentum
 » Shortage of Pigs Drives Prices to 150p for Some
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   Viet Nam

 » Poultry and Livestock Diseases Continue Spreading


 » Pay Freeze in Danish Crown


 » Zamboanga Pigs Die of Swine Flu Virus
 » More Spoiled Pig Meat Seized in Balintawak
 » Philippines Puts More Hog Farms under Surveillance


 » Is Salmonella Spreading to Pig Farms?


 » EU Law Redraft Could Mean Permit Costs Hike


 » Zhongpin to Increase and Streamline Its Capacity
 » Henan Imports Herd of US Breeding Pigs


 » Gov't Food Panel Says Cloned Beef and Pork Safe

   United Arab Emirates

 » Cutting Edge Technology Detects Pork Contaminants


 » Bartter Expands its Range to Pork and Beef

That's all for this week!

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