ThePigSite Newsletter - 14 December 2009
|Our Sponsors Helping keep you updated for free!|
|ON-LINE SHOP News Company News Whole Hog Events Photos Jobs Bibliography PCVAD Recipes SEARCH|
Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial - Castration Without Anaesthesia Still the Norm in Europe
We have 6 new features this week:
Case Studies Show PCV2 Vaccination Improves Finisher and Breeding Performance
At the most recent PCVD Forum sponsored by Merial, leading pig veterinarians explained how vaccination against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) improved performance and reduced antibiotic use in finishing herd, and boosted health in the breeding herd, writes Jackie Linden for ThePigSite.
Improving Carbon Footprint of Pig Meat Production
There are many different drivers that affect meat production ranging from government policies through to oil and commodity prices and food security as well as consumer demands, writes ThePigSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Production Efficiency of Specialised Swine Producers
Whatever their type of enterprise, US producers should aim to maximise their output saleable pigs, according to Dr Glynn Tonsor at Michigan State University's Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. This is more important to the bottom line than changing the mix of inputs or scaling up production.
Improving Key Performance Indicators: Rearing Herd
BPEX offers advice on ensuring pigs utilise feed efficiently and grow quickly through the weaner and finisher stages in number 25 in its series Action for Productivity.
Republic of Korea - Livestock and Products Annual 2009
Swine production is projected to contract next year due to higher feed and manure management costs. Also, pork imports are forecast to increase as the local economy and Korean won continue to strengthen, according to the latest GAIN report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - December 2009
US pig slaughter numbers have been reduced due to lower-than-expected imports from Canada, while forecasts for pork exports and prices have been increased, according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the USDA.
JSR in the Ukraine
UKRAINE - The UK-based international pig breeding company JSR Genetics Ltd have secured an agreement to supply two of the Ukraine’s largest pig producers with high-health breeding stock.
Vote Early and Vote Often
US - After countless hours spent taping, editing and producing videos, students from seven universities have submitted videos to the Reach Teach Learn Student Video Contest.
ACMC Bringing Home the Silver
UK - An armful of trophies was taken by ACMC pigs at Yorkshire’s Hull Market Christmas Show. They were awarded for the Supreme pen of pigs, Reserve pen of pigs, Best pen of cutter pigs, Best pen of bacon pigs and the Best pen of commercial pigs.
Ractopamine Improves Growth and Leanness in Males
AUSTRALIA - Ractopamine improved growth performance in entire and immunocastrated male pigs without affecting meat quality, according to researchers based in Western Australia.
New pH1N1 Vaccine Available for Swine
US - Pfizer Animal Health is the first company to develop, manufacture and receive USDA approval for its swine vaccine against influenza A H1N1.
» EU Pig Prices: Prices Range from Steady to Falling
» AVA Speaks Out Against Castration with CO2
» Most EU Pigs Still Castrated Without Anaesthetic
» Three out of Four EU Male Pigs Castrated
» Market Preview: Good Market News Always Welcome
» USDA Launches Help Desk for Small Processors
» Weekly Review: Soft Red Winter Wheat Basis
» AFB Comment on EPA's Climate Change Finding
» New Cottonseed Variety Has Potential as Feed
» Weekly Roberts Report
» Russia Bans Pork from Five US plants
» NC State Vets Trained to Respond to Disasters
» CME: First Snow Storm Impacts Livestock Prices
» New Deal for Better Feed Corn
» FSIS Updates Humane Handling Directive
» CME: Blizzard Conditions Hamper Meat Production
» Smithfield Attributes Losses to Poor Hog Market
» Consideration Given to Improvements in Traceability
» EU Approval of GM Feeds Welcomed by US Growers
» Feed Additives Sales in US Down by 12 Per Cent
» Weekly Review: Smaller Pork Exports Bring Down Live Hog Demand
» October Pork Exports Highest Since March
» CME: Trade to Continue to Impact Pork Market in 2010
» AMI Reacts on Russian Ban on US Pork
» New Biological Route for H1N1 Flu to Human Infections
» Novus Intends Acquisition of Albion
» Pork Commentary: 90 Cent Lean Hogs?
» Focus on Diet in Managing Phosphorus Advised
» H1N1 Delays Pork Market Recovery by One Year
» Livestock and Poultry Health Legislation Passed
» Maple Leaf Announces Food Safety Advisory Board
» Bilateral Trade Agreements Crucial for Pork Industry
» Efforts Behind Bilateral Trade Agreements Applauded
» Influence of Anaerobic Digestion Efficiency on Manure
» Alberta Charity Receives $3500 in Pork Products
» Low Stress Pig Handling Techniques Save Time
» Award for Cherkizovo Group
» Russia Holds Crisis Meeting on ASF
» Three New ASF Outbreaks Reported in Russia
» Continued Expansion in Russian Meat, Dairy Output
» Inspectors Widen Ban on US Pork Imports
» Hainan is China's First Disease-Free Province
» Zhongpin to Open New Pork Plant in January 2010
» China Bans Trade in Ractopamine
» Olympic Award for Red Tractor
» Diseases of Animals Bill Agreed
» Pig Health: Key Role for Abattoir Lorry Washes
» British Pigs Fly the Flag
» More Weaner Buyers than Sellers
» Danish Food Safety Standard Wins Recognition
» UK Butchers Offered Management Course
» Pigs Eat Bread to Help with Human Health
» Trials Involving Animal to Human Transplants Banned
» Germany Reports New Outbreak of H1N1 in Swine
» Lower Demand Pulls Down Processing Industry
» EFSA and Japan Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation
» H1N1 in HK: Consumers Assured of Pork Safety
» Pork Festival Ends with High Expectations
» S Korea Reports Pigs Infected with A/H1N1
» Taiwanese Pigs Potty-Trained to Curb Pollution
That's all for this week!