ThePigSite Newsletter - 12 March 2012
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Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial – Ever More Red Tape Ties up Pig Industry
We have 6 new features this week:
Emerging and Re–Emerging Viruses in Swine
X.J. Meng of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in the US identified the following disease as potential threats at the International Symposium on Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases in Pigs in 2011: swine hepatitis E virus, torque teno sus virus, porcine bocavirus, porcine lymphotropic herpesviruses, porcine torovirus and porcine sapovirus.
Comparative Study of Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium and Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis in Pigs
In experimentally infected pigs, both subspecies were able to cause infections, according to researchers in Oslo, Norway. They proposed that the more extensive shedding of the hominissuis type might cause pig–to–pig transmission and contribute to the higher incidence of infection caused by this subspecies.
Pork Industry Economic Outlook Cautiously Optimistic
North American pork producers have reason for optimism on prices and cost of production through 2012, says leading industry economist, Karl Skold, speaking at the 2012 Banff Pork Seminar.
Land Application of Livestock and Poultry Manure
Factors affecting the fertiliser value of manure and recommendations for application are covered by Mark Risse, Extension Engineer at the University of Georgia's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as practical aspects on how much manure can be applied and handling solids in liquid manure.
Australian Agricultural Commodities Report – March 2012
Australian pig meat production is forecast to increase by one per cent in 2012–13 to around 352,000 tonnes and to increase gradually to 370,000 tonnes by 2016–17, according to the Agricultural Commodities report from the Australian Government.
Organic Acid-Based Products – Market Evaluation and Technical Comment
An overview of some acidifiers currently available on the market by Angela Riemensperger (Product Manager for Biomin), demonstrating the growing importance of this group of products.
» BPEX UK Pig Meat Market Update - March 2012
» USDA GAIN: Spanish Dried Fodder Sector Faces New Challenges
» USDA GAIN: Brazil Livestock and Products Semi-annual 2012
» World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - March 2012
» BPEX Export Bulletin – Week 10
» AHDB UK Market Survey - 9 March 2012
» AHDB European Market Survey - 9 March 2012
Ceva Continues Rapid Growth in 2011
FRANCE - During 2011 Ceva Santé Animale achieved 13.3 per cent growth through €530 in net annual sales, the first time the company reached the half billion euro mark. The company also invested record levels in research and development to fund future growth investing over €50m close to 10 per cent of sales. All of Ceva’s geographic zones achieved an increase in operating profit.
Life Technologies Acquires LSI
FRANCE - Life Technologies Corporation has announced it has acquired Laboratoire Service International (LSI), a French-based manufacturer of animal health diagnostics.
Cash Lean Hog Market Continues to Go Sideways
US - The cash lean hog market continues to go sideways with the US National lean hog price hovering around 85 cents. We’ve got about 60 days before the higher markets expected in the spring come to fruition with May – August lean hog futures averaging close to $1.10 lean per pound. The $30.00 per head boost in prices will go a long way to give strong profits for the four month period, writes Jim Long.
Genesus Attends Canada Trade Mission in China
CANADA and CHINA - Genesus was recently honoured to attend a Canadian trade mission in China.
Genesus: 2012 Promises Well for Brazilian Pork Plants
BRAZIL - Pork exports in 2011 at 516,419 tonnes were a shade below the total for 2010 of 540,417 tonnes, but total receipts increased by seven per cent to US$1,435 million.
World Pork Expo Invites Early Registration
US - Seeing the pork industry’s newest technologies, participating in business seminars and showing outstanding breeding stock are just a few of the reasons nearly 20,000 people will attend the 2012 World Pork Expo.
BPEX Issues Dysentery Warning
UK - BPEX is urging pig producers to be extra vigilant for symptoms of swine dysentery and step up defences after further cases of the disease have been reported across the North Yorkshire region.
Advances in AI – The Future
UK - Already delivering the ‘best of the best’ genetics and farrowing rates of up to 95 per cent, the role of AI in pig production is assured. But what of the future? What is the focus of current research and development? Here, Head of Science Stephen Waite and Stud Manager Steve Cook of JSR Genetics tell how latest research initiatives offer plenty for pig producers now and even more to look forward to.
» Vilsack: Passing US Farm Bill Is Critical
» Weekly Roberts Market Report
» Anticipating the 1 March Corn Stocks Estimate
» NPB to Support Fair Oaks Pig Adventure
» Domestic Livestock Production Under Threat
» CME: Packing Sector Important to Future of Industry
» CME Awards Pork Industry Scholarships
» NFU Outlines Farm Bill, COOL Priorities
» Pork Act Delegates Elect Candidate Slate
» CME: Hog Producers Looking at Profitable Year
» Expert Discussions on Antibiotic Use in Animals Ag
» Downward Profitability Expected in Medium Term
» CME: Varying Future for US Poultry and Meat Exports
» Smithfield Sales Up but Income Down
» Pork & DDG Added to Export Reporting Requirements
» Pig Model May Help Treat Eye Disease
» CME: WASDE Estimates Likely to be a Mixed Bag
» Hog Prices End the Week Mostly Higher
» Compass Group Announces Animal Welfare Initiative
» CME: Fewer Changes to WASDE than Expected
» IFA Meets French, Italian & Spanish on CAP 2013
» Welfare Bill Impinges Standard Practices
» Nominal Increase Forecast for Pork Production
» Chinese Steelmaker Invests in Pig Farm
» Give Piglets the Best Start
» Protect Your Pet Pigs and Backyard Chickens
» Clear Labelling Needed for Non-Stunned Animals
» A Positive Success for Red Meat
» Welsh Pig Numbers Fell 4% by December 2011
» UK Pigs Numbers Have Decreased by 1.3%
» Animal Feed Production Down 3.2% in January 2012
» Strep Suis Type 2 Keeps Mortality High
» Call to Step Up Defences against Swine Dysentery
» Shouts Still Behind the Market
» Imports a Major Challenge for Local Pig Producers
» ABARE Outlook: Strong Performance Forecast
» 2012 Prospects Look Strong
» Pork Projects with a Difference
» Biosecurity Underpins Export Trade
» Register Today to Help with Pig Survival
» CAP: European Farmers React to Proposals
» French and Spanish Pig Prices Bucking the Trend?
» Salmonella Cases Down - Campylobacter Increasing
» 2011/12 Pig Slaughter Figure Adjusted Upwards
» EFSA Warns of Phomopsins in Feed
» Copa-Cogeca Warns of Red Tape Governing CAP
» Cherkizovo Transfers Shares to A1 List on MICEX
» Slaughter Company Fails to Apply ASF Prevention
» Finland is Now on ASF Alert
» Severe Neglect Uncovered at Loimaa Pig Farm
» FMD NEWS: FMD-Positive Pigs in Taiwan
» Building an Industry with New Standards
» Uruguayan Meat Consumption Rises
» Technology Offers Barley Digestible Energy Analysis
» New Tools to Allow Early Detection of Lameness
» By-Product Feed Ingredients Lower Production Costs
» CIGI-ANAC Feed Manufacturing Course Set for April
» Stabilisation in Beef Sector & Modest Growth in Pork
» ASF Spread Likely Due to Dead Infected Pigs in River
» Liberals Call for ‘Antibiotic–Free’ Label
» Gov't to Combat FMD and High Poultry Prices
» Near-Record Wheat Production Expected This Year
» Over–Regulation – Is it Limiting Food Production?
» Organic Sales Bucking the Trend
» Call for Gov't to Create Support for Sector in New CAP
» Zoonotic Disease Causes Concern in Bangladesh
» Pigs Made Heavier with Risky Chemical Use
That's all for this week!