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ThePigSite Newsletter - 14 June 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - An Eventful World Pork Expo

World Pork Expo, a leading annual event for the global pig industry, took place last week in Des Moines, Iowa, US, with strong representation from ThePigSite.

Among the news revealed at WPX was that South Korea's Economic Affairs Minister, Jong Hyun Choi, backed calls by the US National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) for ratification of the Korea-US free trade agreement. The US pig meat industry called for the swift ratification of free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama too, in order to help US producers.

A warning came that although the US pig meat industry has returned to profit over the last three months, that situation might not last, and concern was running high in the industry that new legislation on food safety would add costs to the producer. The NPPC called for animal identification legislation to be brought into force swiftly, an extra cost thought worthwhile, presumably.

How the US might be able to cope with an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) was tested at the start of the World Pork Expo as a group of 80 people representing production agriculture, law enforcement, media and state and federal governments took part in a table-top exercise sponsored by the Pork Checkoff.

With new outbreaks of FMD being reported in a new area of Japan, and the discovery of FMD-postive wild pigs in South Korea, the timing of these preparations at WPX may have been very opportune.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

UK's Pig Prices Reach their Peak (May 2010)
By Chris Harris, Senior Editor, ThePigSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in June 2010 Whole Hog Brief. To read the full detailed analysis including all the commentary and graphical data, subscribe to the publication.
Nutritional Value of Flaxseed for Swine and its Effects on Carcass Fatty Acid Profile
Flaxseed meal is a novel protein source that can be incorporated into pig diets, according to L. Eastwood and Dr D. Beaulieu in the latest Centred on Swine from the Prairie Swine Research Centre. A high-quality extruded product fed at up to 15 per cent for eight weeks had no impact on animal performance but provided ALA-enrichment of the back fat.
Prevalence of Trichinella in Pigs in Ireland
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland recently conducted a survey to investigate the prevalence of Trichinella in pigs slaughtered in low-throughput pig slaughterhouses. From August 2007 to January 2009, a total of 10,247 samples were taken and analysed for Trichinella in 33 slaughterhouses supervised by the local authority veterinary service. No positive samples were detected.
BPEX Export Bulletin - June 2010
The British Pig Executive's (BPEX) Export Bulletin for June 2010 reports pig industry trends from around the world.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - June 2010
Due to drop in demand, cattle and hog price forecasts for 2010 are reduced from last month, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for June 2010.
Milling and Mixing Systems - Top Quality and Only from Big Dutchman
* Company News

New Appointments for UK Pig, Poultry Sectors
UK - Two new appointments have been made by Pfizer Animal Health for the pig and poultry industries.
Kemin AgriFoods: New Hires, Promotions in N America
US - Kemin AgriFoods welcomes three new employees and promotes Sheldon Spratt to East region sales manager.
Winners of JSR Pig & Poultry Fair Prize Draw
UK - Congratulations to Mike Raines from Ling Farm, Langtoft, Driffield who has been announced as the winner of the JSR prize draw that took place during the Pig and Poultry Fair, Stoneleigh in May.
* Global Pig Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Antibodies Found at Wild Boar Farm
 » USGC to Japan and Philippines: Why Not Sorghum?
 » New Collaboration Aims to Develop Rapid ASF Test
 » Third PRRS Virus Strain Identified in E Europe

Genetiporc - How Much can you Save
   United States

 » Export Demand for Pork Up in April
 » Market Preview: Profits Could Stretch to 2010 End
 » Weekly Outlook: Will Crop Prices Recover?
 » AMI Unveils 'Six Degrees of Bacon'
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » WPX: Industry Backing for Animal ID
 » WPX: Call for FTAs to be Ratified
 » WPX: NPPC Monitoring New Food Safety Bill
 » Pigs May Provide Breast Cancer Answers
 » National Pork Board Implementing New Strategic Plan
 » FDA Must Use Risk-Based Approach to Food Safety
 » Baseline Study of Pig Carcass Pathogens Starts
 » WPX: FMD Outbreak Resources Tested
 » WPX: US Pig Producers Back in Profit
 » WPX: Korean Minister Urges FTA Implementation
 » Pork Industry Looks for Sizzle in New Slogan
 » CME: Negative Sentiment Lurks in Livestock Complex
 » FSIS: Market Hogs MHBS Data Collection Programme
 » Why Ractopamine Increases Aggressive Behaviour
 » CME: Highlights on US Pork and Beef Shipments
 » April Pork Export Value Well Above 2009 Levels

Never Stop Improving
   Ireland

 » Intensive Farming Left Out of Nitrates Plan
 » Nitrates Review Must Safeguard Existing Derogation

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Quotations On an Upward Trend
 » Unions Agree on Future of CAP, Mercosur Trade
 » Shielding Animal Health and Ensuring Food Safety

   Thailand

 » Betagro Invests in Provinces, Processing, Feed

   Brazil

 » Prestigious Sustainability Award for Walmart Brazil

   New Zealand

 » Fears Welfare Code Will Disadvantage NZ Farmers

   United Kingdom

 » Roast Pork is Riding High
 » United Front on Livestock Issues
 » Farmers Want to Talk to Consumers about Welfare
 » Scottish Pig Farmer Receives Share of Rural Grant
 » Open Farm Sunday
 » Market Stays Firm Despite Weaker Euro

Intervet - Research makes the difference
   Denmark

 » Danish Crown's Prices Going Up
 » Danish Crown Discusses Form of Incorporation

   Canada

 » Best Line of Defence Against Foreign Animal Disease
 » New Opportunities for Food Processors Created
 » Pork Product Exports Expected to Decline
 » Expertise Shared at 10th London Swine Conference
 » New Tools Improve Potential for PRRS Eradication

   China

 » Service to China’s Maturing Swine Industry Continues
 » Zhongpin to Open New Pork Plant in Eastern China

   Australia

 » Tasmanian Govt Breaks Promise to Pig Farmers

   Uganda

 » Pork Sales in Moyo District Banned Over ASF The first and only vaccine for the control of Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy.

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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