ThePigSite Newsletter - 16 May 2011
Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial – Danish Report Highlights Just How Much Efficiency Can Reduce Environmental Impact
We have 7 new features this week:
Canadian Breeding Herd Finds New Level (May 2011)
By Chris Harris, Editor-in-Chief of ThePigSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in May 2011 Whole Hog Brief. To read the full detailed analysis, including all the commentary and graphical data, subscribe to the publication.
Smaller Producers Pig Health Course: Parasites Part 1 – Mange and Lice
Advice from Mark White, BVSc LLB DPM MRCVS, on recognising and treating these parasites in smaller pig herds.
Don't Miss the First Insemination
Time of mating and the start of heat detection after weaning are key to successful sow breeding, according to Pieter Langendijk in the latest Pig Tales newsletter from Western Australia's Department of Agriculture and Food.
PK/PD Integration of Tiamulin by Injection against Mycoplasmal Infections of Lung and Joints
A report of a study into the pharmaocokinetic and pharmacodynamic integration of tiamulin (Denagard®) by injection against mycoplasmal infections of the lung and joints, presented by D.G.S. Burch (Octagon Services Ltd, UK) and U. Klein (Novartis Animal Health Inc, Switzerland) at the 5th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress in Pattaya, Thailand, in March 2011.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - May 2011
Pork production and farrowings are expected to increase gradually, according to the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - May 2011
James Park, senior economic analyst with AHDB Meat Services Economic and Policy Analysis Group, explains the latest trends in the UK and EU.
BPEX Export Bulletin - April/May 2011
The British Pig Executive's (BPEX) Export Bulletin for April/May 2011 reports pig industry trends from around the world.
Meriden Attends Expo-Amevea
PERU - Meriden Animal Health Limited joined its distributor, Aveagro, at Expo-Amevea in Lima.
US Hog Margins in May 2011
US - Margins deteriorated sharply since the middle of April as a combination of lower hog prices and higher feed costs have put pressure on producers from both sides of the equation, writes Doug Lenhart, Genesus General Manager, USA.
Improved Progressive Atrophic Rhinitis Vaccine
NETHERLANDS - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announced has that it is introducing PORCILIS® AR-T DF, an inactivated vaccine against progressive atrophic rhinitis in piglets with a new adjuvant associated with fewer injection site reactions.
TOPIGS: 28.1 Weaned Piglets Per Sow Per Year
NETHERLANDS - Pig farms with TOPIGS sows weaned an average of 28.1 piglets per sow in 2010.
Merial Launches Piglet Indication for CIRCOVAC
MALTA - The third Merial Forum Update on Pig Production and PCVD, held in Malta, was the occasion of the formal launch of the piglet indication of CIRCOVAC® in the EU.
Initiative to Help WFU Highlight Farm Zoonoses Threat
UK - Farmers and others working with livestock are being urged to pick up a free medical contact card at county shows across the UK this summer. The card helps to make GPs and farmers more aware of the threat to human health presented by the animal diseases that can also infect man.
Nedap Concludes Contract with Chinese Processor
CHINA - On 12 May, Nedap Agri concluded a contract with one of the top three largest pork processing companies in China, Yurun.
» Global Meeting on Vet Education Celebrates 250 Years
» Chinese Police Targets Illegal Pork Additives
» China's Farm Produce Prices Drop Last Week
» Illegal Additive Buyers for Food Must Give Names
» Weekly Outlook: Can Corn Prices Rebound Again?
» CME: Corn Planting Progresses
» Market Preview: Pork Profits Wane with Grain Selloff
» Pork Associations Urge Vote Soon on Trade Deals
» Tyson Sees Sales Soar
» Weekly Roberts Market Report
» Corn Supply Tight Despite Projected Record Crop
» All Whole Foods Market Pork Now High-Welfare
» Secretary Vilsack Announces NPB Appointments
» Committee on Animal Health Holds Public Meetings
» CME: Sell-Off in Commodities Impacts Corn Futures
» NPPC: Pass FTAs, Allow Trucking Programme
» USMEF: US Red Meat Exports Accelerate Pace
» March Pork Exports Higher than a Year Ago
» CME: Record Beef, Pork Prices; Chicken Prices Drop
» Opportunities for Small Processing Plants in Iowa
» Circuit Court Rules on CAFO Permits
» Strong Interim Results Prepare DC for Challenges
» Pork’s Footprint from Farm to Fork
» Global Network to Protect Against Animal Diseases
» Biotec Has IPPC Covered
» Crucial Feed Matters Discussed at Pig & Poultry Live
» Spot Prices Hit 155p-160p
» Specially Selected Pork BBQ Campaign Underway
» NPA Warns of Pig Meat Shortage at Some Retailers
» Altering Purchasing Patterns in Response to Prices
» Pigs Susceptible to Ebolavirus can Transmit the Virus
» Time for PRRS-Free Herd Certification May Vary
» Animal Care Assessment Validation Process Advised
» Pork Commentary: Corn Moves Lower
» First Guidelines on Nano-Technology in Feed & Food
» EU Pig Prices: Stability Due to Slight Price Movement
» Presidency Urges Compromise over Cloned Foods
» NFU Backs European Approach on AMR
» EU Celebrates Veterinary Week
» JBS Shows Sharp Growth
» JBS Sales to Middle East & Africa Expand
» Agricultural Trade Reaches An All-Time High
» FMD Spread Through Shedding Skin Cells
» Canada Upbeat on Philippine Pork Export
» Memo Signed on Quarantine to Boost Trade
» Good Progress Reported in AgFeed's Quarterly Report
» DDGS Sales to Southeast Asia up 27 Per Cent
» First Shipment of Chilean Pork to China
» 7th International Boar Semen Conference
» New ASF Outbreak In Krasnodar Krai
» PRRS Spreads to Myanmar's Bago Region
» CPF Reports Strong Overseas Growth
» CPF to Focus on India, Viet Nam, Russia & Philippines
» IFA Pigs Chairman Criticises Absence of Retaliers
» Livestock Culling Starts Near Fukushima Plant
» Probe on Pork from Dead Pigs for Processed Foods
» Pig Farmers Take Action Over Raw Pork Imports
That's all for this week!