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Monday 22nd October 2012.

Jackie Linden - ThePigSite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Editorial - Global Slow-Down in Pork Output Forecast

Global pork output is likely to be cut back in order to support strong prices worldwide, according to a new report.

Worldwide, the pork sector is experiencing one of its most turbulent years in history, with dramatically contrasting price movements among pork producing regions worldwide, according to Rabobank in its 'Pork Quarterly Report' for the fourth quarter of 2012.

The report's authors expect global hog prices to remain under pressure in the first part of the fourth quarter, followed by a price recovery towards the end of the year and into 2013. Agricultural commodity price volatility, exchange rate movements and fluctuating Chinese pork imports look set to drive the global pork market in coming years.

Contrasting price developments between pork producing regions has resulted in turbulence for the industry as a whole. For instance, US, Canadian and South Korean markets have all witnessed a large price drop, while prices have strengthened in Brazil and the EU.

China imports remain a wild card but with recent herd expansion and a benign disease environment, no large increases in imports are expected in the short term, according to the report. A key unknown for pricing in 2013 will be the impact of a weak economic environment on demand.

For the last 18 months, wheat has been a passenger on the movements of the volatile maize market but this scenario will not continue. The whole grain market has been marked by a series of global events that has changed the outlook and prospects for the global wheat market.

The first nine months of the livestock situation in Viet Nam has been quite complicated, according to Ron Lane in his report for Genesus. Livestock production, compared with the same period last year, saw breeding intentions and actual matings improve and showed positive results in the first two quarters, but tended to decrease in the third quarter due to difficulty in prices (lower livestock prices and higher feed costs) and strong disease issues, especially with blue ear (PRRS). While Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) was still controlled in most localities in September, there have been more outbreaks of PRRS in four provinces.

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the decision to prohibit the advertising of antimicrobials directly to animal keepers from 2013 in a bid to reduce antimicrobial resistance.

Finally, a lack of biosecurity compliance has been blamed for the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Krasnodar region of Russia; thefts of pigs and feed were highlighted by the authorities. The Ukrainian government has allocated the equivalent of $3.3 million of compensation for farmers who have suffered losses as a result of ASF.

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Home-Grown Peas and Faba Beans Can Replace Soybean Meal in Commercial Pig Diets
The results showed that both bean and pea diets resulted in similar body weight gain and feed conversion ratio to that seen in animals offered the control diet, according to a report from SAC in the QMS Research and Development Report for 2011-12.

What is Manure Worth? Priceless
Manure accumulating on livestock farms has a positive economic value when replacing commercial fertilizer, according to Gerald May (Extension Educator) and Natalie Rector (Extension Nutrient Management) of Michigan State University (MSU) in the latest issue of 'MSU Pork Quarterly'.

Comparison of the Efficacy of Autogenous Inactivated PRRSV Vaccines with Commercial Vaccines
Experimental homologous inactivated vaccines and commercial attenuated vaccines shortened the viraemic phase following challenge with two field isolates of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), according to researchers based in Belgium. Experimental heterologous inactivated vaccines and the commercial inactivated vaccine, however, had little impact on the period of virus shedding.

Influence of Dried Distillers’ Grains on Carcass Fat in Swine
Results of their trial led Mickey A. Latour and A. P. Schinckel of the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University to conclude that the optimum range for feeding dried distillers' grains (DDGS) is likely to be less than 20 per cent to avoid the pork belly becoming very soft.

Klebsiella Septicaemia
Information for farmers and vets in Great Britain on the clinical signs, diagnosis and prevention/treatment from the AHVLA Pig Expert Group. AHVLA has confirmed several separate outbreaks of septicaemia due to Klebsiella pneumoniae in pre-weaned pigs in East Anglia. Veterinarians should consider Klebsiella septicaemia as a differential diagnosis of apparent sudden death especially in pre-weaned pigs.

Antibiotic Susceptibility of Salmonella, Campylobacter coli and Campylobacter jejuni Isolated from Northern German Fattening Pigs
According to new research from Germany, the percentage of bacteria resistant to at least one of the tested antibiotics was 94 per cent for Salmonella Typhimurium, 76 per cent for C. coli and 55 per cent for C. jejuni isolates. Resistance to three antibiotics was observed in 75 per cent of the Salmonella Typhimurium isolates.

MAX'ing Weaning Capacity with Key Success Factor: Solid Sow Performance - 2
Solid Sow Performance is influenced by three main factors: retention rate, sow productive lifetime and 'stayability'. In this article, you can read Lanny Ziola's expert vision on increasing profitability with focus on sow productive lifetime.

Safe Storage of Veterinary Medicines
Check list for appropriate storage of medicines to maintain their effectiveness, reduce treatment errors and protect the health of staff and animals on the unit from BPEX in Work Instruction series (No. 4).

Diagnosis Murder
In September 2000, Ian Lowther, a UK national, was sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder he committed 23 years earlier. His conviction was made possible by advances in biotechnology, which allowed forensic scientists to match his DNA to samples found on the victim's body. Since then, DNA profiling has become standard crime scene practice.

VIV, Rabobank Map out Russia's Position in Global Market
RUSSIA - Within eight months, VIV and Rabobank will map out the international perspectives for the Russian cattle and meat industry.
Novus Eases Access to Information on Methionine Sources
GLOBAL - Novus International, Inc. launched a new state-of-the-art website for Novus Methionine Solutions,
Bayer Launches Baytril Max for Pigs in Europe
EU - Bayer Animal Health has launched Baytril Max for Pigs in Europe to support livestock production and the wellbeing of animals.
Genesus Continues Chinese Expansion
CHINA - Genesus and Fujian Yichan Agricultural Development Company Ltd. recently formed a long term technical, production and marketing agreement.
New Circovac Pack Size Now Available
GLOBAL - Merial Animal Health has launched a new pack size of its successful Circovac PCV2 vaccine for sows and piglets.
HRS Optimises Scraped Surface Evaporation Technology
SPAIN - HRS Heat Exchangers S.L.U., the Spanish arm of HRS Heat Exchangers Limited, a leading heat transfer specialist for the process industry, has been selected as part of the EfficientHeat consortium to develop an integrated and cost-effective solution to treat pig slurry.
JSR Customer Named Pig Farmer of the Year
UK - Breeders David and Sue Morgan of Pockthorpe near Driffield have been named Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year at a glittering ceremony held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London’s Park Lane.
Mycotoxin Strategies for the 2012 Corn Harvest
GLOBAL - The 2012 corn crop has been under significant stress; as a result the overall quality is a concern to livestock and poultry producers. Biomin is hosting an educational webinar focussed on quality findings, possible effects to livestock and poultry and solution-based strategies to cope with mycotoxins.
Swine Influenza Affects Many Herds
UK and IRELAND - The incidence of swine influenza in pig herds in the UK and Ireland could be higher than expected if the results of a recent survey are replicated across the national herds in these countries. Routine diagnostic blood testing in these countries indicates most herds tested were positive for swine flu.
Swine BU Manager at HIPRA Talks about IPVS
GLOBAL - After the great success HIPRA achieved at the last IPVS Congress held in Korea, Rafael Pedrazuela, Corporate Swine BU Manager was interviewed by the company. He explained to Hipra the details of the company's participation as a Premium Sponsor at this prestigious international congress and the company’s consolidation as a world reference in prevention for animal health.
Evolution of Hydraulic/Injectable Insemination
GLOBAL - Did you ever think Swine AI would be using 400 million spermatozoa and sexed semen? Decades ago, a novel approach to pig breeding was introduced that is nowadays status quo. Yes, we are talking about “traditional cervical artificial insemination” (or AI), writes Absolute AMG Series.
Biomin Ukraine at AGRO 2012
UKRAINE - From 5 to 8 September, Biomin Ukraine participated in the 24th International agriculture exhibition ‘Agro 2012’ in Kiev.

   United States

Beyond the October Production Forecasts for Corn and Soybeans
Even with Slippage, Pork Export Record Not Out of Sight
Tyson Announces New Welfare Audit Programme
August Beef, Pork Exports Lower than a Year Ago
Farmer Support Increases for Lawsuit against EPA
CME: Major Protein Demand Indices Mixed
USGC Releases Third Edition of DDGS Handbook
CME: Odom’s Sausage Plant to Close
Representative Pushes for Bill to Monitor Antibiotic Use
First-Ever US-China Hog Summit Held
Grain Problems Require Feeding Strategies for Swine
CME: World Pork Output to Increase
Allendale Predicts Total Pork Stock Level of 630 Million Pounds
Weekly Roberts Market Report
Hog Outlook: Pork Demand Picture is Mixed

   Russian Federation

Measures Taken to Prevent ASF in Krasnoyarsk
Cherkizovo at Golden Autumn Exhibition
ASF Spread Due to Non-Compliance with Farm Biosecurity Measures


Buying Local Food Supports Farmers

   European Union

Feed Federation Contributes to Energy Directive Revision
Stakeholders Discuss Sow Stall Ban
Future, Food, Farmers Campaign Launched on World Food Day 2012
EU Pig Prices: Market Situation Well Balanced, Stable
Conference on the Smooth Implementation Animal Slaughter Rules

   South Africa

Boost for Women Farmers in South Africa

   United Kingdom

Could Cuts Hit Food Security?
New BPEX ‘Virtual Pig Farming’ Course
500-kW Biogas Plant Unveiled at Melrose
Supermarket Drops Red Tractor Logo
Sustainable, Large-Scale Farming: Public Perception Must be Addressed
Advertising Ban on Antimicrobials the Right Decision, Say Vets
NFU Reacts to EU Renewable Proposals
Signs of a Plateau Ahead
Red Tractor Pork Wins in Holland
Small Rise for Bacon Now Will Ward Off Massive Hikes Next Year

   Viet Nam

Viet Nam Hog Markets


World Food Day Raises Concerns over High Food Prices
Wheat - No Longer Passenger of Volatile Maize Market
Rabobank Expects Pork Production Cutbacks to Support Strong Prices


Pork Commentry: Big Sky Update
Preventing Swine Disease Offers Benefits for Humans
Manitoba Pork Producers Applaud Canada's Participation in TPP
Producers Respond Positively over Disease Control
CSHB Initiatives Add Export Value to Hogs
New Diagnostic Tools Tracks Novel Brachyspira Strain
Strategies Sought for Early Detection, Prevention of Lameness of Sows
CFIA Officially Recognises National Biosecurity Standard


Amino Acids in Sow Feed Reduce Piglet Mortality


OIE: More Cases of Classical Swine Fever Reported


Government Allocates $3.3 Million for ASF-Affected Farmers


China's Farm Produce Prices Edge Down

   New Zealand

Infectious Disease Research Centre to be Launched

   Korea, South

Decline in Prices of Imported Foods


Falling Prices Hit Charoen Pokphand


Senasa Sets Up Mobile Slaughterhouses


Warning as Dyed Pork Sold as Beef in Sweden


Nicaragua is Free of Classical Swine Fever


Minerva Profits Grow

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