ThePigSite Newsletter - 18 May 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter
Effects of H1N1 Flu Rumble On
We have 7 new features this week:
Study Reveals Secrets of Swine Influenza Virus in Thailand
Researchers based at Chulalongkorn University have investigated the pathogenesis of Thai isolates of the swine influenza virus (SIV) sub-types H1N1 and H3N2 in weaned pigs. Editor of ThePigSite, Jackie Linden, summarises their report on this hottest of topics.
How Can Heat Stress Affect your Production?
Dr Luiz Souza, post-doctoral associate in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota offers advice on strategies to protect the herd against higher temperatures, and tips to recognise the clinical signs of heat stress in order to take the best preventative actions.
Omega-3 Enriched Pork
Kees de Lange presented this paper at the Centralia Swine Research Update on 28 January 2009, discussing the health benefits of poly-unsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids for humans and how some some omega-3 fatty acids are more beneficial than others.
Piglet Processing and Swine Welfare
Dr Allen Harper, Extension Animal Scientist – Swine at Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, considers the implications on piglet welfare of teeth clipping, tail docking, castration, iron injection and ear notching or tagging.
US Feed Outlook - May 2009
Forecasted feed grain area planted in 2009, based on the 31 March Prospective Plantings, is down by two per cent from 2008, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - May 2009
Pork production is expected to be below 2009 levels in first half 2010 but it could pick up in the second half of the year as returns improve and carcass weights increase, according to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, produced by the USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board.
Centralia Swine Research Update 2009
The 28th Centralia Swine Research Update was held at Kirkton-Woodham Community Centre in Canada on 28 January 2009.
Fruitful Meeting with Japanese Partners
GLOBAL - A Japanese delegation has visited Big Dutchman Asia for fruitful discussions.
» Pork Sales in Uganda Dip Over H1N1 Flu Fears
» Pork Sales Recovering After False Flu Alarm
» Pork Sales Taking Time to Recover
» Temporary Ban on Canadian Pork Imports Lifted
» H1N1 Influenza Not Considered a Food Safety Risk
» Limited Cull Eases Overcrowding at Quarantined Farm
» Emergency Bridge Funding to Cope with H1N1 Urged
» Potential for Recovering Phosphorus from Manure
» Public Awareness of Traceability Heightened
» Saskatchewan Ag Minister Re-Affirms Safety of Pork
» Key to Quick Response to Animal Health Emergencies
» DDGS Scores Well in Canadian Swine Rations
» CFIA Cracks the H1N1 Genetic Code
» Pork Commentary: WHO - Thanks for Nothing
» Ten New Cases of ASF in Namibia
» Danish Farms to Thrive on New Green Growth
» Govt to Invest $439m on Pig and Cow Breeding
» Zhongpin Sees Profits Soar
» Bailout Plan for Pig Farmers as Price Plummets
» Shanghai Eases Embargo on Pork
» Plummeting Prices Cause Pain to Pork Producers
» EU Pig Prices: Market Situation is Easing
» Support for Animal Proteins in Pig Diets
» EFSA Evaluates Bacteriophages
» Swine Flu: What Does it Do to Pigs?
» Betagro Says Industry Needs Six Months to Recover
» Pork Sellers Complain About Low Patronage
» Sources of Campylobacter Infection in Scotland
» First Ever Pig Health Service Launched
» Major Success for Groundbreaking New Event
» ARM Buildings Running Flat Out to Meet Demand
» Downward Pressure from Retailers May Be a Blip
» NADIS Veterinary Report & Forecast - May 2009
» Weekly Roberts Report
» Weekly Outlook: USDA Reports Confirm Expectations
» CME: Highlights from Latest USDA Reports
» 'Back to Basics' Approach is Working for Tyson
» Smithfield Foods Putting H1N1 Flu in Rear-view Mirror
» March Pork Exports Remain Solid with Exceptions
» CME: International Pork Shipments VERY Good
» Novel Flu Strain Not from Mexican Hog Farm
» Weekly Review: Meat Production Forecast to Drop
» Market Preview: Pork Exports – A Glimmer of Hope
» Four Nations Lift Temporary Bans on Pork Import
» Six Months Needed for Pork Demand to Recover
» Pork Sales Slump in Mexico
» Smithfield's Veracruz Pigs Are Free of H1N1
» Swine Flu Queries Flood Delhi Pork Shops
» New Survey on Prevalence of Arcobacter in Foods
» NZ Pork Sellers Not Worried by H1N1 Flu
» Industry Supports Investigation of TV Pig Farm
» France Plans National Research Consortium
» Russia to Increase Meat Output
» Cherkizovo's Q1 Result Hit by Seasonal Factors
» Australia Watching Flu Risk for Indonesian Pigs
» Italian Pig Breeding Sector Ailing
That's all for this week!