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ThePigSite Newsletter - 23rd March 2009

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Monday 23rd March 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

This week, several reports have been published on the prospects for the global pig industry. In the current world economic crisis, the majority make gloomy reading.

Whole Hog Brief, for example, reports that Canadian pig inventories continue to slide, and prospects in the European Union are uncertain. US pork production, however, is expected to be higher this year than last.

One expert asserts that freer trading regulations would increase global agriculture trading, bringing estimated worldwide benefits of $165 billion a year. Pig producers and processors would benefit from a share of that pay-out, writes ThePigSite Editor, Jackie Linden.

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Developing a Global Agenda for Farming
An increase in global agriculture trading through freer trading regulations could increase the worldwide benefits by $165 billion a year, writes ThePigSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Prospects for EU Agricultural Markets 2008-2015
The shape of the European agricultural market over the next seven years will depend very much on the way it reacts to and recovers from the present global financial crisis, writes ThePigSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Canadian Sow Herd Falls Again (March 2009)
By Chris Harris, Senior Editor, ThePigSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in March 2009 Whole Hog Brief.
Biosecurity Pays Dividends
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," explains Dave van Whellingham (Sheriden Hueser Provis, Steinbach, Manitoba). "That is the essence of biosecurity."
Use of US DDGS in Practical Swine Diet Formulations
Professor J. Shurson and J. Pomerenke presented this overview at the International Distillers Grains Conference in Indianapolis in October 2008. They describe how to formulate practical diets for pigs using corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
Pig Health Management in a Down Market
Health management needs a radical re-think and must be even more closely monitored when the market is tough, writes Ed Barrie, sow and weaner pig specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

Our market reports for this week are:

US Pork Outlook Report - March 2009
USDA Livestock and Products Annual and Semi-Annual Reports 2009
US Feed Outlook - March 2009
Prevent blockages with HelMix Pipe Module from Big Dutchman
* Company News

Enrique Mondaca Joins BIVI US Swine Team
US - Boehringer Ingelheim have announced that Enrique Mondaca, DVM, Ph.D., has joined the US swine team as a technical resource manager.
'What We Know about Feeding Liquid By-products'
GERMANY - Dr Jerry Shurson gave a lecture on the advantages and challenges of liquid feeding at Big Dutchman's 5th International Agents' Meeting in Bremen, Germany.
Combination of Probiotic and Botanical Elements
NETHERLANDS - Chr. Hansen A/S and Nor-Feed A/S join forces to develop a range of feed additives with the beneficial effects of probiotic and botanical additives.
European Scientists Honoured for PCV Research
GERMANY - This year's winners of the PCV21 Research Award, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, have been announced.
* Global Pig Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Move to Raise Levy Gets Ministerial Approval
 » BPEX Change for Success KT Event
 » New Focus for Pig Meat Supply Chain
 » Spot Prices Continue to Climb
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - March 2009
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   United States

 » Dust Regulations Disappoint Producer Organizations
 » Tyson and Freshpet Join in Pet Food Revolution
 » Antibiotics Ban Would Hurt People and Pigs
 » Welfare Issues Impact Swine Production
 » Pew Applauds Introduction of Antibiotic Act
 » Ambassador Kirk Commended on USTR Confirmation
 » Web Site Guides Livestock Down Path to Organic
 » Weekly Review: Improvement in Packers' Margin
 » Market Preview: Meat Demand is Risky Business
 » Commercial Red Meat Production Lower than 2008
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Consumption

   Australia

 » 'No Obstacle' in the Creation of Organic Standards
 » Medina Pig Out Day to Showcase Research on Pigs

   Denmark

 » Danish Workers Rail against Weaner Exports
Ingelvac PRRS KV is indicated for the control of Porcine Reproduction and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in breeding sows and gilts.
   Canada

 » Nutritional Contents of DDGS Characterised
 » Reduced Access to Pigs Threatens US Pork Exports
 » Canadian Pork Plant Approved to Export to EU
 » Canadian Gov't Improves Programme for Hog Farmers
 » Improved Hog Marketing Service and Lower Costs
 » Looking to Europe for New Export Opportunities
 » Extension of Cull Breeding Swine Program Applauded
 »  Pork Commentary: Trip to Washington D.C.

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: New Optimism Brings Wind of Change
 » EU Considers Regulations to Stop Slaughter Suffering
 » IPPC Should Not Include Smaller Pig Farms

   Indonesia

 » Tens of Thousands of Pigs Butchered for Galungan

   Mexico

 » Meat and Poultry Products Not Part of Tariff Hikes
 » Mexico Announces Three States as Free of CSF
Progressis - PRRS Vaccine
   China

 » 15 Arrested for Selling Pigs Fed Banned Additives
 » Shuanghui: 24 Per Cent Rise in Full Year Net Income

   Viet Nam

 » Livestock Diseases Continue to Plague Farmers

   Russian Federation

 » Swine Fever Confirmed in South Russian Region

   General

 » BPEX and EBLEX Strengthen Meat Export Team
 » OIE and WTO Bond Tightens for Animal Health

   Finland

 » Salmonella Epidemic in Finland Worsens

   Philippines

 » Producers Seek to Postpone Free Trade



That's all for this week!

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