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Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial – Warnings of Water Shortages in Europe
We have 9 new features this week:
Swine–Infecting Torque Teno Sus Viruses
The latest knowledge on pig disease caused by torque teno viruses (TTVs) was presented by Tuija Kekarainen of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, at the International Symposium on Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases in Pigs in 2011.
Chinese Policies Attempt to Smooth the Cycle
Chinese officials use a variety of policy measures that are intended to reduce cyclical fluctuations in pork production, explain Fred Gale, Daniel Marti and Dinghuan Hu in a report entitled ‘China’s Volatile Pork Industry’ from the USDA Economic Research Service.
Lesion Severity at Processing as a Predictor of Salmonella Contamination of Pig Carcasses
The presence of lesions may be used to predict Salmonella contamination of pig carcasses, according to new research from Iowa State University. They also found that non–experts on the processing line could use their assessment of the lesions to discriminate between healthy and ill animals before the pigs entered the food chain.
Seven Key ‘Risk Drivers’ Pork Players Should Watch
Business today moves at a high rate of speed. Fittingly, so did the detailed analysis of Richard Shanks, national managing director for Aon Risk Solutions – a top risk advisor to many of the world's leading companies – who downloaded a wealth of thoughts and advice in a talk on risk management at the 2012 Banff Pork Seminar.
Is Aerosol Transmission an Important Risk for PRRSV Transmission?
There is a low risk associated with PRRSV spread by aerosols and reinforce the importance of maintaining good biosecurity procedures, B.R. Trible and R.R.R. Rowland of Kansas State University told delegates at the Kansas Swine Day 2011.
Split suckling is a technique which can be used to help provide enough colostrum to all piglets within a large litter, according to no. 16 of the Work Instruction series from BPEX.
31st Annual Centralia Swine Research Update
The 31st Annual Centralia Swine Research Update was held at the Kirkton-Woodham Community Centre in Ontario, Canada on 25 January 2012.
Proceedings of the 1st International Phytase Summit 2010
Proceedings of the 1st International Phytase Summit, which was held in Washington, DC, US, in September 2010.
Irish Meat & Livestock Review & Outlook 2011/12
The combined value of meat and livestock exports grew by an estimated 11 per cent to almost €2.8 billion in 2011. All the main species experienced strong growth, with the exception of live exports.
» USDA GAIN: Korea Livestock & Products Semi-annual
» USDA GAIN: Still no Rain in Spain
» USDA Feed Outlook March 2012
» USDA GAIN: Russian Livestock & Products Semi-annual
» USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook March 2012
» BPEX Export Bulletin – Week 11
» AHDB UK Market Survey - 16 March 2012
» AHDB European Market Survey - 16 March 2012
JSR Invests in People to Push International Sales
ASIA & EUROPE - Due to continued growth in Asia and Europe, JSR Genetics has expanded its international sales team.
Boehringer Ingelheim Sets Up First Asian Veterinary R&D Centre
CHINA - Boehringer Ingelheim yesterday announced the expansion of its Animal Health business in China. One of the major moves is the opening of the Asian Veterinary Research & Development (R&D) Center in Zhangjiang, Shanghai.
Pfizer Invests in Future of Veterinarians
US - For the third consecutive year, Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) continue their ongoing commitment to invest in the future of the veterinary profession, announcing the recipients of this year’s student scholarship programme.
BIVI Announces 2012 PRRS Research Award Recipients
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), announces the three recipients of its annual Advancement in PRRS Research Awards. This year BIVI awarded a total of $75,000 to support three separate studies by independent swine researchers and practitioners in their investigations of novel ways to diagnose, control and eliminate this costly swine disease.
» MMFAP Funding Increase to Help Pig Producers
» Government Helps Modernise Manitoba Hog Plant
» Calls for Opposition Support of Bilateral FTAs
» Improvement of Maple Leaf Foods' Competitiveness
» Planned Upgrade to Maple Leaf Plants Applauded
» Call to be Proactive in Defining Animal Care Standards
» Prairie Swine Centre Turns 20 in 2012
» Farm-Ready Manure Management Options Sought
» Yurun Group Sees Profits Down
» Rise in Revenue and Income for Zhongpin
» Government Set to Establish Food Safety Program
» Tianli Agritech Reports Increased Market Hog Sales
» Pork Commentary: June Lean Hogs Drop $4.00
» Continued Focus on Corn Consumption and Stocks
» Study Claims Red Meat Increases Death Risk
» CME: Pork Exports Remained Steady in January
» Weekly Roberts Market Report
» Nutritional Labelling Now Required on Meats & Poultry
» Pork Exports Maintain Hot Pace
» CME: Pork Cutout Price Varying as Expected
» CME: Feeder & Weaned Spot Prices Record High in Jan
» January Domestic Retail Pork Demand Down
» Agriculture Issues Intensify Food Shortages
» Ag Implications of US, European Market Volatility
» State Pays Out €130m in Pig Meat Dioxin Scare
» Mixed Trends in Livestock Supplies to Date
» New Head of Pigs Appointed at Teagasc
» Drought to Affect Livestock Water Supplies
» New Board to Counter Animal Disease Threats
» New Programme to Stimulate Growth of Food Sector
» Shout Prices Have Lost Ground to Make Up
» Brazil's 2012 Pork Production Forecast to Rise
» Nutreco Increases Shareholding in Brazilian JV
» New Challenges for Spanish Feed Sector
» Dry Spell Takes Toll on Crops and Livestock
» IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology
» EU Pig Prices: Situation Well Balanced in EU Markets
» Resistance to Antimicrobials Remains Unchanged
» Pig Compound Feed Production Falls
» Ag & Fisheries Council to Discuss Reforms
» Safety Fears Tighten Pork Control Measures
» FMD NEWS: More Pigs Affected by FMD
» Abattoir Owner Defends Pig Slaughter Method
» Piggery Nutrient Management Plan Case Studies
» Cherkizovo Pork, Poultry Sales Volume Up in 2011 Q4
» Russia Reports Two ASF Outbreaks
» Genesus Global Market Report - Viet Nam
» Viet Nam Implored to Boycott Poisonous Pork
» Jalisco Latest State Exporting Pork to Korea
» Farmers Transfer Pigs Under Credit-in-Kind Scheme
That's all for this week!