ThePigSite Newsletter - 31 October 2011
Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial – US Conference Tackles Antibiotic Use
On-line Pig Production Training
We have 8 new features this week:
EU Changes its Approach to Pig Welfare
The future EU strategy on animal welfare in the pig meat sector needs to be based on a global multi-stakeholder approach, writes ThePigSite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris.
Danish Pig Research Centre: Annual Report 2010: 'Solid Floor, No Mess' Project
The 2010 annual report from the Danish Pig Research Centre describes an investigation into techniques to reduce manure on solid-floored finisher pens.
Record Global Pork Production Volume Forecast
Global pork production is forecast two per cent higher to a record 103.4 million tons in 2012, with most of the growth likely in China and South Korea as they recover from major disease challenges this year, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service in its six-monthly Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report.
Pork CRC Research Highlights Ways to Reduce Production Costs
One of the major outcomes for Australia's Pork CRC for an internationally competitive pork industry was reduced production costs for high quality pork through more reliable and consistent protein and energy supplies via innovative grain production, co-product utilisation and quality assessment.
Probing Genetic Control of Swine Responses to PRRS Virus Infection
The PRRS Host Genetics Consortium (PHGC) project will enable researchers to discover and verify important genotypes and phenotypes that predict resistance/susceptibility to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus infection, say US researchers involved in the project.
Genetic Characterisation of Swine Influenza Viruses Isolated from Minnesota
H3N2 influenza strains circulating in North America share the same genetic constellation, according to researchers in Virginia, who investigated viruses isolated from Minnesota in 2006-2007.
High Frequency of Multiresistant Coagulase-Positive Staphylococcus aureus Found in Slaughter Pigs in Uruguay
Although no methicillin-resistant S. aureus were detected, all the coagulase-positive S. aureus found in slaughter pigs in Uruguay were resistant to three or more classes of antimicrobials, say researchers based in Germany and Finland, which they linked to the over-use of antimicrobials in pig production.
Importance of Post-Weaning Feeding to Reach Market Weight in an Adequate Time–Frame
Post-weaning feeding is critical for pigs to reach market weight quickly, according to Biomin as the company launched Biotronic Top3.
Annual Advancement in PRRS Research Award
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is inviting proposals for the annual Boehringer Ingelheim Advancement in PRRS Research Award Program.
BPEX Funds Project to Predict Lameness
UK - BPEX has funded a project to develop objective methods of assessing locomotion in pigs.
Development Post for Derek Armstrong
UK - Derek Armstrong has been confirmed as the new head of Research and Development for BPEX.
Genesus Sets up Nucleus & Multiplication Systems
RUSSIA - Genesus is pleased to announce that Paul Flint and Susan Wulf of Ames, Iowa will be moving near Krasnodar, Russia to manage the company's new registered purebred Nucleus and Multiplication system (6,200 sows) with other responsibilities including sales and marketing.
Pfizer Takes up 'Love that Pork' Challenge
US - Pfizer Animal Health Team Pork has initiated a challenge, 'Love that Pork', to educate building staff and consumers about pork preparation while increasing pork consumption in the facilities' cafeterias. 'Love that Pork' will conclude at the end of October, which is National Pork Month.
Merck Announces EU Approval for M-Hyo Vaccine
EU - Merck Animal Health has announced it has received European Union approval for Porcilis M Hyo ID ONCE swine vaccine, the first single-shot Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccine for intradermal administration.
Novus's 20th Anniversary: New Research Centre
SPAIN - In Tarragona on 18 and 19 October, Novus International, Inc. hosted more than 100 leaders in the feed and food sectors from more than 30 countries for the celebration of Novus's 20th anniversary in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Biomin Asia Nutrition Forum Takes Centre Stage
ASIA - Biomin again hosted the biennial event, Biomin Asia Nutrition Forum, this month.
Dry Feeding and Liquid Feeding in Pig Rearing
GERMANY - Housing and feed are important elements during weaning but feeding young piglets requires specific pig feeding systems and management strategies, according to Dr Anne Elkmann and Norbert Bärlein of Big Dutchman. Modern feeding systems support the farmer to better control post-weaning stress and loss in daily gain.
» Canadian Institutions Invest in Genomics Research
» Industry Urges Resumption of FTA with South Korea
» Producers Warned about Ergot-Contaminated Grains
» Government is Helping Farmers, Says Report
» Meat Council Calls for Resumption of FTA Talks
» Maple Leaf Profits Rise
» Training Can be Customised by Region
» Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Protect People and Pigs
» Sharing the Wealth for Animal Health
» Commercial Red Meat Production up One Per Cent
» Optimism in Weaned Pig Prices
» CME: 2011 Beef, Pork & Poultry Trade Surplus High
» Althouse Honoured with Penn Vet Endowed Chair
» Conference Tackles Antibiotic Use
» Market Preview: Consider Payout before Expansion
» US DDGS Sales Summary
» NC Farm Turns Pig Manure to Electricity
» Supreme Court to Consider Pig Welfare at Slaughter
» Euro-Crisis is Good News for US Exporters
» Supermarkets Could Trigger Pork Shortage
» Lab for Virus Research Opened at Pirbright
» WSPA Places Welfare at Heart of Vet Training
» Consumers Confused by Welfare Labelling
» Dunbia Takes Over Heathfield Foods
» Agency Withdraws Objection to Foston Farm
» Size Debate Hots Up
» New Members of Animal Health and Welfare Board
» Pork and Cereal Prices Up Last Week
» Floods Claim More Than 300,000 Pigs
» Producers' Frustration Grows as Prices Stick
» Boost Biosecurity and Halt Disease
» Some Wal-Mart Stores Reopen After Scandal
» Pork Belly is Favourite Dish in South Korea
» Sub-Clinical FMD Reported in Taipei
» EU Pig Prices: Most Countries Report Price Increases
» Activists Face Hefty Damages for Secret Filming
» CSF Outbreak in July Reported
» Two New ASF Outbreaks in Krasnodar Krai
» Increased Sales Reported by Cherkizovo
» Livestock and Fish Exports Doubled in September
» New, Free Global Database for Livestock Vaccines
» Scarcity and Price Fluctuations Threaten Food Supply
» Southeast Asia Posts 'Eye-Catching Advances'
» Pork Commentary: Pork Demand Phenomenal
» Ukraine Lifts Pig Import Ban from Lithuania
» CSF Reported as Eradicated in Lithuania
» Spanish Hog Markets
» Bachoco Focuses on Cost Controls
» Pigs Blamed for Japanese Encephilitis Cases
That's all for this week!