ThePigSite Newsletter - 5 December 2011
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Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial – African Swine Fever Threat Level Raised
We have 14 new features this week:
African Swine Fever: an Increasing Threat for Europe
African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious disease, which has no vaccine and often leads to 100 per cent mortality. With Russia unable to control its rapidly spreading ASF outbreak, the threat of this devastating disease in Europe is growing.
Organic Diet for Organic Pigs and Poultry
A study conducted by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at Aarhus University shows that in future the feed for organic pigs and poultry will be 100 per cent organic and it will be quite a challenge to meet the demand for, particularly, protein-rich feeds.
Identification of H-2d Restricted T Cell Epitope of an FMDV Protein
Experiments in Lanzhou, China, predicted 30 potential CTL epitopes on structural protein VP1 through bioinformatics, thus reducing the scope for the identification of potential epitopes and improving the accuracy of the experiments. The study provides evidence of the need for further clarification of the FMDV T cell epitopes for the virus causing foot and mouth disease (FMDV).
Potential Effects of Carry-Over of Antimicrobials in Pig Feed
A three per cent carry-over of most antibiotics is unlikely to result in major resistance development in comparison with regular therapeutic use, according to David Burch of Octagon Services Ltd, UK. However, there is a possibility that some antibiotics, such as amoxycillin, even at low concentrations might have an impact, he suggests.
Feed Intake During Early Pregnancy: Effects on Sow Body Weight and Litter Size
Increasing feed intake by 30 per cent during the first month of gestation improved sow bodyweight recovery and increased litter size but did not significantly affect farrowing rate in the subsequent parity, according to researchers based at Wageningen University. However, feeding 30 per cent more digestible amino acids during the same period did not improve sow recovery or reproductive performance in the subsequent parity.
Pig-Associated Lawsonia intracellularis in Various on-Farm Flies
Researchers at the University of Nottingham found that on many farms, one dominant farm isolate of L. intracellularis occurs within the pigs and the farm environment, including the insects most closely associated with the pigs. Of the insects found on pig farms, Musca domestica and Eristalis species flies have the most likely on-farm potential to carry and transmit L. intracellularis, they concluded.
Research Results on Alternative Uses for Pig Manure
Papers presented at the Pig Development Department's Research Dissemination Day entitled Research Results on Alternative Uses for Pig Manure held at Teagasc's Pig Development Department at Moorepark in County Cork in the Irish Republic in June this year.
Trends and Developments in Hog Manure Management: 1998-2009
Pig farm operators have changed their practices between 1998 and 2009 in ways that indicate they were seeking to manage manure in a more environmentally sound manner, according to the report by Nigel Key, William D. McBride, Marc Ribaudo and Stacy Sneeringer of the USDA Economic Research Service. These changes appeared to be related to structural changes in the industry over the period and environmental policies were also likely to be behind some of the observed patterns of change.
US Food Safety Policy Enters a New Era
Research conducted by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) over the past two decades provides a number of lessons that can help identify efficient and effective means of implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010.
Emerging Threats Quarterly Report - Pig Diseases - July to September 2011
Kansas Swine Day 2011
Mycotoxins, Endotoxins and Their Control
NAB Rural Commodities Wrap - November 2011
USDA Livestock and Products Annual and Semi-Annual Reports 2011
Biomin Asia Nutrition Forum 2011
ASIA - The Biomin Asia Nutrition Forum, held once every two years in Asia is a multi-destination forum programme tailored for the Asian audience.
Novus CEO Addresses World Ag Forum
GLOBAL - Novus International is to present a landmark keynote presentation at the seventh biennial World Agricultural Forum's Congress in Brussels this week.
Dangers of Fluctuating Winter Temperatures
UK - As we move into winter, fluctuating temperatures can be a major stressor and precursor to pneumonia in pigs, warns says Paul Thompson, veterinary consultant to pig-breeding company, ACMC Ltd.
» Experts Vouch for Safety of China's Pork Industry
» Crackdown Provoked by 'Lean Meat Powder'
» China Hog Markets
» FMD NEWS: FMD Rumbles on in Eastern Turkey
» Pork Commentary: US Per Capita Meat Consumption
» Market Preview: Sow Count and Production Trends
» 2012: Corn, Soybean Demand & Acreage Prospects
» Hormel Foods Distributes Annual Profit Sharing
» 2012 Farm Bill: Concerns Over Legality of US M-Cool
» CME: Futures Speculation Lowers Pressured Prices
» Discrimination Complaint Filed against Cargill
» KSU Swine Profitability Conference 2012
» Weekly Roberts Market Report
» Mechanism Found for AMR Development
» Hill Receives 2011 Science with Practice Award
» Limited Transmission of Novel Flu A (H3N2) Virus
» CME: Corn Prices Lower, Good News for Producers
» Retail Red Meat Prices at Record Levels
» EU Pig Prices: Mostly Steady on a High Level
» UK & Denmark Will Meet Stall Ban but What About the Rest of EU?
» Research: Close Contact to Catch MRSA from Pigs
» Positive Outlook For Crop, Meat & Dairy Producers
» How to Prevent Food-borne Illness Outbreaks
» Pain Mitigation Boosts Productivity & Profitability
» New Research Expected to Benefit Producers
» Altering Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio in Sow Diet
» Pain Mitigation an Opportunity to Boost Productivity
» Eco Animal Housing Experiences Huge Demand
» Pig & Poultry Fair Leads the Way
» Pig Producers Invited to Invest in Chile
» £100M+ Investment to Protect UK Food Security
» Junior Minister Attacks the CAP
» BPEX LIVE: Current Risk of Swine Dysentery
» Figures Reveal Farmings Crucial Value To Economy
» NFU: Agriculture Part Of Climate Change Solution
» Pig Producers on Receiving End of Better Prices
» ASF Breaks Out in Kenya's Central Province
» APL: Know Your Animal Welfare Rights
» Prices Stay High in Difficult Times
» CPF Aims to Control China & Viet Nam Businesses
» Rabobank Report: Outlook 2012 - Down, but not Out?
» US and EU on Collision Course over Antibiotics?
» Viet Nam Seizes 2.5 Tons of Illegal, Rotten Pork
» IFA Urges Extension of Pig & Poultry COOL Rules
» Transmissible Gastro Enteritis in Peruvian Capital
» New Generation For DC Board Of Directors
» Benefits: New Amino Acids Measuring Method
» OIE: More Cases of Classical Swine Fever Reported
» ASF Could Have Hit Northern Armenia
» Pork Overtaken by Beef
» Korea Reviews Animal Drug Residue Levels
» France Opposes Use Of Animal Meal
» Solid Performance fro Cherkizovo
That's all for this week!