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Monday 24th November 2014
Jackie Linden - ThePigSite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

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Hawaii Reports First PED Outbreak

Hawaii became the 32nd US state to report an outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) last week.

Also on PED in the United States, from next month, the USDA will no longer pay for Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) submissions that do not have a valid Premises Identification Number (PIN).

In Canada, new government funding aimed at preventing PED will allow the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board to implement the next phase of the Saskatchewan Swine Biosecurity Programme.

Partly as a result of pig shortages from PED, October was the 11th consecutive profitable month for US pork producers, according to market analysts, Ron Plain and Scott Brown of the University of Missouri.

On the responsible use of antibiotics in farm livestock, antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate, according to the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe.

Last week was Antibiotic Awareness Week and various organisations in the veterinary and medical fields in many countries joined forces to publicise efforts to slow the rise in antibiotic resistance among pathogens.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

African Swine Fever: Growing Concern Across Europe
Concern is rising in Europe over the continuing increase in the number of cases of African swine fever (ASF) that are being reported in the north-eastern EU states.

International Trade: Barriers and Opportunities for Canada's Pork Sector
Two-thirds of Canada’s pork products are exported, making export markets vital to the health and continued growth of Canada’s hog industry, trade consultant, Kathleen Sullivan, from Ottawa told the 2014 London Swine Conference in March 2014.

How Do the Danes Rear 35 Piglets Per Sow and Year?
One Danish pig farmer shared the secrets of his success in rearing more than 35 piglets per sow and year, saying it’s all about teamwork, attention to detail and the desire to be number 1. Jackie Linden reports.

Measuring Manure Depth in the PED Era
The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus stays viable in stored manure for extended periods of time. In barns that have experienced a PED outbreak, producers should avoid bringing stored manure back up to the surface where it could infect PED-susceptible pigs, according to Jerry May (Extension Educator at Michigan State University, MSU) and Madonna Benjamin (MSU Extension Swine Veterinarian) in 'MSU Pork Quarterly'.

Ambient Air Quality Regulations That Impact Swine Operations
Current air quality regulations, why they were implemented, what swine operations are affected and how to comply are explained by Erin Cortus of South Dakota State University and Richard Stowell of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in a Factsheet for Pig Information Gateway.

Company News

Determination of Minimal Inhibition Concentrations of Major Antibiotics for Strep suis
FRANCE - Amoxicillin is the optimal choice for the first line treatment and control of Streptococcus suis infections in pigs, report P. Butty and R. Krejci of Ceva in Libourne.
Improved Disease Diagnostic Testing Needs Standard Lab Methods, Approved Kits
US — In conjunction with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and US Animal Health Association (USAHA) meetings held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, experts talked about the need to implement consistent standards for all types of food-animal disease diagnostic testing.
European Campaign for the Responsible Use of Veterinary Antibiotics
EU - Zoetis has pledged its support for European Antibiotic Awareness Day, an initiative to encourage the prudent use of antibiotics in people and animals.
Genus Results Boost from Good Performance in Americas
GLOBAL - Genus PIC reports strong performance in the Americas following the acquisition of Génétiporc and Birchwood Genetics, and results in Europe similar to last year.
Tackle Boar Taint and Control Unpleasant Odours
THE NETHERLANDS - With regulations ahead restricting castration of male pigs in a number of countries, Hypor is working on the selection of boars with a reduced incidence of boar taint.
Zoetis Board Authorises Share Re-purchase Programme
US - The Board of Directors of Zoetis has authorised a $500-million share re-purchase programme as part of its capital allocation plans.
Market Reports

USDA Cold Storage - 21 November 2014
Irish CSO Reports Wholesale Price Index November 2014
UK Slaughter Statistics November 2014
USDA Livestock Slaughter - 20 November 2014
BPEX Weekly Export Bulletin 20 November 2014

Global Pig Industry News

   United States

US Pig Disease Sample Tests to Require Identification Number
Hog Outlook: 11 Successive Months of US Hog Profitability
First PED Outbreak Reported in Hawaii
Market Analyst: How Are Livestock Markets Faring?
New State of the Art Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
National Pork Board Funds New Swine Health Information Centre
Agricultural Website Now Open to the Public
Calls for "Waters of the US" to be Withdrawn
US Livestock "Mini-boom"
Income Rise at Tyson Despite Lower 4th-Quarter Pork Sales
Much Hangs in the Balance of Hog Markets


Researchers Look at Optimal Space Allowance for Nursery Pigs
Canadian Government Funding Aimed at Preventing PED
Size of Wild Boar Populations Cause Concern
Tools for Reporting Pig Movement in Canada
Canadian Swine Biosecurity Programme Receives Funding
Aging Barns a Concern for Canadian Pork Producers
Banff Pork Seminar to Focus on Adapting to Change
Challenges in Converting to Loose Sow Houses


Free-range Pork a Success for New South Wales Young Farmer
Farmers in Australia Welcome Government Draft Reforms
Rules over Pig Registration in Western Australia Explained

   United Kingdom

Cranswick Foods Reports Positive Earnings Momentum
Conference to Debate Food vs Feed
US View of Sustainable Intensification at Farm Management Conference


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Over 250 Companies Participate in Krishi 2014
India's Agriculture Minister Reviews Farming in Maharashtra


China, Saudi Arabia End Brazil Meat Embargo


Antimicrobials: Usage Falling, Resistance Rising
International Call for More Influenza Surveillance in Animals
China: Hog Markets

   European Union

Animal Health Company Pleas for Responsible Antibiotic Use
Responsible Use of Antibiotics is Crucial, Says Farmers Union
Pork Commentary: EuroTier Report


African Swine Fever Confirmed in Latvia


EU Pig Prices: Hardly Moving – Steady Prices


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