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ThePigSite Newsletter - 1 February 2010

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Editorial - EU Food Labelling Scheme is Well Received in UK

Proposed changes to European Union food labelling rules have been welcomed by English pig producers. New research just published by the Food Standards Authority highlights current confusion among consumers over country of origin labelling (COOL).

The new rules will require manufacturers that use the country of origin labels on meat products to indicate where the animal was born, reared and slaughtered – not just where it was processed.

Representing English pig farmers, BPEX has added its support to the proposals, which build on progress already made in the UK pig meat supply chain. A new voluntary code of practice on the labelling of pork and pork products is now being drawn up following agreement by pig producers, processors, major food retailers and the food service sector.

In Argentina, the President has made clear her support to raise pork production and consumption in the country.

And finally, outbreaks of influenza A H1N1 in pigs have been reported in Denmark and Serbia.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Twisted Guts and Stomach
Rotation of the intestine in the abdomen is one of the most common causes of sudden death in growing pigs, according to pig veterinarian, Mark White, in the latest Health Bulletin from NADIS.
Dutch Agriculture Sector 2009
Average profitability of the breeding herd improved in 2009 compared to the previous year, while the growing-finishing sector struggled with higher weaner prices and low pork prices, according to a new report from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - January 2010
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.
Prevent blockages with HelMix Pipe Module from Big Dutchman
* Company News

EU Approval for Pain Relief in Castrated Piglets
GERMANY - Boehringer Ingelheim’s Metacam® (active ingredient: Meloxicam) 5mg/ml solution for injection obtained EU wide marketing authorization for its use as an analgesic to relieve post operative pain associated with castration in piglets.
JSR Appoints New International Sales Director
GLOBAL - Top UK pig genetics company JSR have reinforced their commitment to the global pig industry by appointing Paul Anderson to the role of International Sales Director.
Single-Shot Schedule for Porcilis PCV Approved
NETHERLANDS - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health today announces that it has received marketing authorisation from the European Commission on 12 January 2010 for a single-shot vaccination schedule of its Porcilis® PCV vaccine against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infections.
Ingelvac M. hyo - A proper vaccine and no mistake
* Global Pig Industry News

   United States

 » Market Preview: Year-End Meat Inventories Down
 » How Many Corn Acres are Needed in 2010?
 » CME: Exports Key in Meat, Poultry Markets
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: John Morrell Plant Closure; Hog Prices
 » NPPC Applauds New Undersecretary Nomination
 » Extension on Comment Period for Meat Products
 » Farmland Foods First to Receive USDA Designation
 » As Canadian Imports Dip, Demand for Iowa Corn Cut
 » Not a Very Good Week for Hog Producers
 » Expedition of Passage of Trade Agreements Urged
 » CME: Lean Hog Futures Post Modest Increases

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Steadiness Throughout Europe
 » Agriculture Can Help Slow Climate Change
 » Is Soy Dependence a Threat to EU Pigs and Poultry? Circovac - Nothing protects earlier
   United Kingdom

 » Reforms to Reduce Animal Disease Risks
 » Animal Health and Welfare Methods Under Review
 » Evidence Investment Strategy 2013 And Beyond
 » NFU Opposes Draft Animal Health Bill
 » Pig Industry Support for EU Food Labelling Rules
 » Importance of Direct Payments for Farm Incomes
 » A Further Mysterious Rise in Sterling Didn't Help...
 » Pig Managers Train to Build Better Business


 » Pork Commentary: Banff Pork Seminars Report
 » Food Centre Display Designs Nearing Completion
 » Producers Call for Equivalent Food Labelling Rules
 » C$25M Awarded to 145 Producers Under Programme
 » Health Surveillance Key to Maintaining Market Access
 » Canada's Role in Pork Production to be Determined
 » US COOL Discussed During Meetings in Des Moines


 » Newsham, Grimaud Further Commitment to Global Pig Genetics


 » Ex-Farm Price of Pigs to Be Maintained Intervet - Research makes the difference

 » Free Range Pork Demand Prompts WA Piggery Deal
 » Study Shows Pigs May Spread Hendra Virus


 » Russia Resumes Imports of Irish Pigmeat


 » Two New Outbreaks of H1N1 Flu Found in Swine
 » Weak Sows Will be Easier to Identify


 » President Announces Agreement with Pork Industry


 » Suppliers of Barbecued Pork Enter Consumer Market


 » Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products in 2009


 » Serbia Reports Outbreak of A/H1N1 Influenza Never Stop Improving
   Czech Republic

 » Czech Meat and Milk Producers Struggle to Compete

That's all for this week!

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