ThePigSite Newsletter - 10 April 2012
Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial – Farewell to the Enviropig?
We have 6 new features this week:
Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Pigs: Current Epidemiological Situation
A review of the aetiology, transmission, diagnosis, prevention and control of foot and mouth disease (FMD) were outlined by Emilio A. León at the Institute of Pathobiology at Castelar, Argentina, at the International Symposium on Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases in Pigs in 2011.
Developing Strategies for Water Conservation for Producers
Animal drinking and cleaning are the top uses of water in pig barns, write Alvin Alvarado (MSc), Bernardo Predicala (PhD) and Y. Jin (PhD) of Prairie Swine Centre, who report reduced water usage when water is provided to pigs in a trough (compared to nipple drinkers) and using a conventional nozzle on pressure washers.
Factors Affecting Weight and/or Probe Variations at Slaughter
In his latest book, Modern Pig Production Technology, John Gadd has produced a 12–step checklist of factors that affect weight and probe variations at slaughter.
China’s Pork Industry: Looking Forward
China’s status as a major pork importer will likely continue to grow, forecast Fred Gale, Daniel Marti and Dinghuan Hu in the final part of their report entitled ‘China’s Volatile Pork Industry’ from the USDA Economic Research Service.
Sow Foot Lameness and Hoof Care
Advice aimed at smaller pig producers from pig veterinarian, Mark White, for the UK National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS).
Iron for Outdoor Piglets Can Boost Weaning Weights
Piglets receiving 200mg of elemental iron within 48 hours of birth were heavier at weaning and needed fewer days to finish while the return on investment was 10:1, according to the latest Target 2TS newsletter from BPEX.
» BPEX UK Pig Meat Market Update - April 2012
» GB Animal Feed Statistical Notice
» World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates April 2012
» BPEX Export Bulletin – Week 14
Consider Summer Infertility Now!
UK - While it may seem early to be discussing summer infertility, many breeding herds on pig farms have predictable dips in fertility associated with seasonal — or unseasonal! — weather, warns Paul Thompson, veterinary consultant to pig-breeding company, ACMC.
JSR Launches ‘Faster Finishing’ Boar
UK - Pig and Poultry Fair 2012 will see the launch of a keenly anticipated new Sireline, the ‘faster finishing’ JSR Geneconverter 800m Boar, by leading global pig breeders, JSR Genetics.
Pioneering IMF Technology Boosts Profit in Pork
UK – Pioneering new technology, unique in the UK, is being used by JSR Genetics to enhance the flavour of pork by reintroducing more marbled meat, without adding back fat.
Merial Acquires Newport Laboratories
FRANCE & US – Merial, the Animal Health division of Sanofi, has announced that it has acquired Newport Laboratories, a privately held company based in Worthington, Minnesota, and a leader in autogenous vaccines with a focus on swine and bovine production markets.
IVCC and Pfizer to Collaborate with CVMA
CHINA - The Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the International Veterinary Collaboration for China (IVCC), a consortium of leading veterinary medical schools in the United States and United Kingdom and Pfizer Animal Health, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding through which the CVMA will collaborate with the IVCC to advance veterinary medical education and animal health in mainland China.
Help from Southern Hemisphere for English Pigs
UK - Australian pig expert Dr Paul Hughes will reveal the latest knowledge on pig reproduction next month at two special BPEX Two-Tonne Sow events for English pig producers. ‘Reproduction: What’s New?’ will be held in Chippenham and Wetherby on the evenings of 9 and 10 May 2012.
New Director of Pfizer US Veterinary Medical Services
US - Pfizer Animal Health announced today that it has named Dr Christine Jenkins to the position of Group Director of US Veterinary Medical Services.
JSR, Roslin Institute and Kent University Win Key Research Funding
UK - JSR Genetics has won two prestigious Technology Strategy Board grants in conjunction with top UK academic partners.
» March Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report Analysis
» Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs in May
» Winter Precipitation and Corn Yield
» Factors Determining 2012 Pork Industry Profitability
» CME: Estimated Corn Plantings of 95.864 M Acres
» Weekly Roberts Market Report
» CME: Hog Weights Near Record; No Sign of Decline
» NAHMS Swine 2012 Study
» Ham Prices High Heading into Easter
» Outlook Encouraging for 2013 Hog Profits
» Pork Profit Outlook Gets Trimmed
» 2012 Veterinary Biologics Training Programme
» Researchers Find Evidence of Banned Antibiotics
» CME: Pork Packer Margins Down
» Pork Commentary: March Hogs and Pigs Report - No Surprises
» Pork Commentary: USDA March 1 Report was Bullish
» Calls for Stringent Border Controls Renewed
» NZ Pork Launches ‘The Extraordinary Kitchen’
» Pig Farmers Expect Mass Bankruptcy by October
» Get Some Real 'Pork on Your Fork!'
» Australian Food Production Increasing
» Government Invests in Future of Farming
» Scottish SPCA Accreditation for Meat Plants
» Key to Reaping Benefits of Food Service Sector
» Vegetable Protein Key for Future Protein Supplies
» Massive Growth in Meat Exports
» PRRS Breakdown Diagnosed in Breeding Unit
» Third Welfare Science Conference Scheduled
» Pigs Will Move from Contract to Spot
» Drought Pushes Feed Prices up 12 Per Cent
» EU Pig Prices: Friendly Atmosphere in EU Markets
» Inherent Risk in Introducing New Meat Inspection Rules
» Organic Food Label Deadline Approaching
» University of Guelph Enviropig Project Loses Funding
» CSHB Launches Swine Health Intelligence Network
» Pork Council Restructures Board of Directors
» Pork Producers Encouraged to be Proactive
» Flexibility in Inclusion Levels of Organic Minerals
» Jump in Farm, Food Exports in First Quarter
» Deadline Approaches for IPVS Congress Registration
» Emergency Measures Set up against ASF
» China Becomes Biggest Grocery Market
» Producers Advised to Monitor Feed Costs Closely
» UK Donates $25M to Improve Ag Statistics
» Food Prices Remain Nearly Unchanged in March
» Swine Fever Health Control Measures to be Lifted
» H1N1 Detected in Hong Kong Slaughterhouse
» Pork Tests Confirm Serious Steroid Problem
» Adjumani Residents Defy Quarantine on Pigs
That's all for this week!