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ThePigSite Newsletter - 7 September 2009
Monday 7th September 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Pig Industry Looked to China Last Week

Qingdao in China was the focus of the global pig meat industry last week for the World Pork Conference. Chris Harris, Senior Editor of ThePigSite was there and brought us several topical reports.

The President of the International Meat Secretariat, Paddy Moore, opening the conference, explained that the industry is facing three major challenges right now: the economic down-turn, the consequences of the A/H1N1 flu outbreak and questions over sustainability and the environment.

To highlight the second of these challenges, a survey carried out for the US Meat Export Federation found that one-quarter of Chinese consumers believes that the influenza A/H1N1 flu virus can be caught through eating pig meat.

The main message from the vice chairwoman of the standing committee of the 10th National People's Congress in China, He Luli, was that the pig meat, meat and food industries around the world need to establish greater cooperation and partnership to boost global development.

To this end, the International Meat Secretariat set out a seven-point pledge to enhance transparency, animal welfare, food safety and cooperation within the global pig meat industry.

In her presentation to the World Pork Conference, Mary Anne Binnie, the manager of nutrition and food industry relations at the Canadian Pork Council explained that the report from the World Cancer Research Fund that links eating red meat with cancer contains a "significant error". Eating meat, and especially processed meats, does not pose health risks, she said.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Varying Concentrations of DDGS in Diets for Growing-Finishing Pigs
Growth performance of growing-finishing pigs was maintained as dietary corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) inclusion increased from 0 to 15 per cent, according to R. Moreno and co-authors in a paper published in the 2009 Nebraska Swine Report.
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - August 2009
Tony Fowler, senior economic analyst with AHDB Meat Services Economic and Policy Analysis Group, explains the latest trends in pig production in the UK and European Union.
Biotronic SE Forte - New Scientific Trials
Two trials are reported by Biomin's Nataliya Roth on the efficacy of its acidifer, Biotronic SE Forte. The experiments investigated the effects of the product on the performance of broilers and young pigs.
The first and only vaccine for the control of Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy.
* Company News

JSR Continues Global Expansion
CANADA - In order to meet the increased worldwide demand for UK pig products and services, JSR Genetics have purchased a 650 sow Nucleus unit in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Another New Assignment for 'Virtual Walk the Pens'
US - The latest assignment for Pfizer Animal Health's 'Virtual Walk the Pens' simulator has just been released. In this fourth scenario, the players' wean-to-finish operation is experiencing sudden deaths. They must find out why.
Register for IMV Technical Conferences at SPACE
FRANCE - IMV Technologies is holding two technical conferences during the SPACE show in Rennes next week.
Pork Commentary: Darwin - Some Must Die that Others Can Live
CANADA - This week's North American Pork Commentary from Jim Long.
VIV China 2009 Opens up a Second Hall
CHINA - Preparations for VIV China 2009 taking place from 19 to 21 October at NCIEC Beijing, are in full swing.
SowComfort - Never before has standing been so easy!
* Global Pig Industry News

   United States

 » Weekly Outlook: Price Pattern for Corn and Soybeans
 » Factors that Regulate Vaccination Efficiency Studied
 » Market Preview: Upward Path Finally Taken
 » CME: High Consumer Level Demand for Pork
 » New Technology Cuts Industrial Odours, Pollutants
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Producer Leaders, NPB Set to Tackle Tough Budget
 » Meat Exports to Caribbean Surge, with Pork Leading
 » CME: Improvement in Cash Pork Prices
 » AFBF Urges Obama to Support Pork, Dairy Sectors
 » US Vets Respond to Report into Intensive Production
 » Major USDA Purchase Boosts Pork Producers
 » Weekly Review: Opportunity Offered by Futures Market
 » USDA Agrees To Help US Pork Producers

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Prices Unchanged Again


 » China to Formulate Food Safety Standards
 » WPC REPORT - Chinese Consumers Flu Virus Fears
 » WPC REPORT - Call for Cooperation in Meat Sector
 » WPC REPORT - Pork Industry Facing up to Challenges
 » WPC REPORT - Flaws in Cancer Report Highlighted
 » China Becomes Top Global Meat Producer
 » USMEF: Reaction of Chinese Consumers to H1N1
 » WPC REPORT - Pledge for International Cooperation and Transparency
 » Soaring Pork Price Not to Trigger Inflation
Never Stop Improving

 » Tulip in Sdr. Borup Recommended for Closure
 » Keep Warm with Danish Crown
 » Breeding Better Barley for Feed
 » Nearing a Decision on Rødding’s Future


 » Action to Reduce Value of the Dollar Expected
 » Restructuring Plan Less Onerous than Feared
 » Research: Timing Influences Ease of Futures Trading
 » Sale Offers Collaborative Research Opportunities

   United Kingdom

 » Africa 100 Project Cash to Support Cassava Project
 » Kiotech and Optivite to Join Forces
 » Calling All Pig Managers
 » Space is at a Premium
 » Possible Cures for Tail-Biting Found
Ivomec Premix - Better products mean better results
   Russian Federation

 » Russia Amends Vet Certification for EU Pigs
 » Russia May Increase Beef Quotas But Cut Pork, Poultry


 » A/H1N1 Detected in Live Pigs Imported into Singapore


 » Bulgarian Exports of Pork and Beef Restricted


 » Asia a Valued Customer of US Feed Ingredients


 » Still Room for More US DDGS in Mexico

   Viet Nam

 » HPAI, FMD and PRRS Set to Return to Viet Nam
Intervet - Research makes the difference

 » Irish Pork Not Up to Scratch for Top Chefs

That's all for this week!

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