ThePigSite Newsletter - 22 June 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial: Industries in North America, China and Denmark Have a Tough Time
We have 6 new features this week:
Tools to Help Producers Control PRRS
The US industry set itself a long-term goal to eradicate PRRS from its pig population in 2002 and thanks to continuing research over the past few years, swine producers now have more tools to prevent and manage the disease, writes ThePigSite senior editor Chris Harris.
A Business that Gets Bigger as the Work Gets Smaller
Researcher Vincent Legendre is working for the French pig institute IFIP to map the flow of pig meat from abattoir to retail customer, writes Peter Crosskey for ThePigSite.
Developments on the Enviropig File
C.W. Forsberg and colleagues in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph report to the 28th Centralia Swine Research Update on progress breeding pigs that secrete the enzyme, phytase, in their saliva and thus require supplements of neither inorganic phosphorus nor phytase.
Mike Tokach and his colleagues at Kansas State University's Applied Swine Nutrition Team offered practical tips on feeding boars at the Swine Profitability Conference 2009.
Better Gut Health Enhances Animal Performance
The health of the gastrointestinal tract is especially important for the young animal, writes Nataliya Roth, Technical Manager with Biomin Holding GmbH.
Information on Influenza A (H1N1) Control
Hygiene and emergency disease outbreak information for influenza A (H1N1) from DuPont Disinfectants.
Other new reports out this weekUS Pork Outlook Report - June 2009
Pig Meat Export Bulletin - June 2009
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - June 2009
Pig Industry Welcomes 'Academia & Industry Link'
UK - The country's largest pig breeding company, JSR, is supporting the recent change in the way the government is making higher education more accountable to industry.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Adds Food Industry Staff
US - Jennie Hodgen, Ph.D., and Bob Giblin, APR, have joined Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health in two newly created positions established to develop the animal health company's relationships within the food chain.
New Boar Quality Assurance Scheme
UK - Although AI now accounts for 75-80 per cent of pig services nationally, the boar is still a very important animal on most farms and is used extensively to provide cover for sows both naturally and artificially inseminated on the farm.
» Novel Respiratory Health Score for APp Infection
» Meat and Poultry Sectors Contribute Billions Annually
» Antimicrobials in Livestock Debated
» CME: When it Rains, it Pours for Pork Producers
» Producers Concerned About Food-Safety Bill
» Weekly Outlook: Lots of Uncertainty in Crop Markets
» Market Preview: Defining Demand for Pork
» Producers to Ensure Animal Welfare and Food Safety
» NPPC: New Director to Oversee Grassroots Programs
» International Poultry/Feed Expo to Change Exhibit Halls
» Smithfield Records $190 Million Loss
» US Farm Groups Oppose Clean Water Legislation
» Tyson Foods Benefits from Solid Capital Structure
» NFU: Antitrust Laws Must be Enforced
» NPPC Opposes Climate Change Measure
» CME: While Beef, Pork Prices Down, Poultry Up
» Weekly Review: Sow Prices Under Pressure
» AMI, NCC Challenge 'Food, Inc.' Claims
» Ag Secretary Announces Lab Funding Boost
» Mark Wilson Moves on from BPEX
» Iron-Clad Case for Red Meat
» Health Service for Pigs to be Launched
» Red Meat Products to Feature on School Menus
» Relentless Rise of DAPP Sets the Tone
» New Minister will Walk the English Pigmeat Chain
» UK Slaughter Statistics - June 2009
» A Stand Against Defra's Animal Health Organisation
» Pork Commentary: Hard to be Optimistic
» Swine Health Forum to Deal with Emerging Diseases
» Rally to Discuss Pork Industry Crisis Planned
» Canada Gains Meat Market Access to Mongolia
» Weather Expected to Drive Feedgrain Prices
» Air Filtration: Efforts to Control PRRS Advanced
» Action Prompted Against Swine Disease
» H1N1 Virulence Typical of Seasonal Flu
» Weaners Pouring Out of Denmark
» Danish Groups Merge to Create Single Entity
» CPF Plans Large Overseas Investments
» Brazil Set to Expand Meat Imports to Russia
» OIE: Recommendations to Animal Health Authorities
» Patchy Pig Monitoring May Hide Flu Threat
» Ag Sector More Resilient to Global Crisis Than Others
» Same Organic Standards in US, Canada in Future
» EU Pig Prices: Price Barometer On the Increase
» MRSA Found in Animals but No Threat in Food
» China Stockpiles Frozen Pork to Stabilise Prices
» China Struggling with Pig Overpopulation
» Mizoram Bans Import of Pigs from Myanmar
» Deadline Set for Removal of Pigs
» Four More Cases of CSF in Brazil
» Mexico Extends Post-flu Pork Campaign
» Pork Price Up by 60 Sen Per Kg Following Move
» Day Off to Help Pork Producers Tackle Prices
» Pork Industry Not Backing Quarantine Reforms
» Swine Fever Could Devastate Aussie Pig Population
That's all for this week!