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Monday 23rd May 2016.
Lucy Towers - ThePigSite Editor

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Trade Deal With Asia Good for US Pork Producers

A government report on the impact to the US economy of an Asia-Pacific free trade deal has suggested that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be good for US agriculture, US businesses and the US economy.

The TPP will benefit American consumers, workers, businesses, farmers and ranchers, and we’re confident it will provide enormous new market opportunities for high-quality US pork products,” said NPPC President John Weber, a pork producer from Dysart, Iowa.

“America’s pork producers strongly support the TPP, and we urge Congress to quickly pass it.”

“The ITC report confirms what we’ve known about the benefits of an agreement that eliminates tariff and non-tariff barriers to our products,” Mr Weber said.

“Not only will the TPP level the playing field for US exports and, in fact, expand them, but it has the potential to become even bigger. For all intents and purposes, the agreement has become the global vehicle for free trade.”

In other news, in a new review of antimicrobial resistance, farming has been outlined as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue.

The review, by Lord Jim O'Neill, said that many countries use more antibiotics in animals than humans, and suggests more transparency is needed from food producers.

In response to the report, the UK's Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance announced it is setting up a ‘task force’ to look at how meaningful targets can be developed to replace, reduce and refine antibiotic use in UK agriculture.

John FitzGerald, RUMA’s secretary general, said: “We also understand the report’s ambition to develop long-term targets. The industry has long recognised the beneficial role targets can play, but is acutely aware that inappropriate targets can also be counterproductive and even lead to increased risk of resistance.

In disease news, an outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported on a farrow to wean farm in Elgin county, Ontario, Canada.

Continued PED testing in the US by USDA APHIS confirmed the number of pig farm samples that were positive for PEDV in the 12 May 2016 report was 21.

In Ukraine a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a backyard pig farm in Hyrchychna village. - Register Today

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Managing Energy Intake and Costs of Grow-Finish Pigs
The cost of feed has been rising and while research has focused on amino acid requirements and cost, research on the cost of energy itself has been behind.

Economic Model for Optimum Tryptophan:Lysine Ratio for Nursery and Finishing Pigs
This tool, developed by Kansas State University and Ajinomoto Heartland, calculates the most economical Standardized Ileal Digestible (SID) Tryptophan (Trp) to Lysine (Lys) ratio by taking into account information specific to your production system and market price.

What’s Wrong With My Pigs? - Vomiting
Vomiting should not be confused with regurgitation

Company News

BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this scale in the industry is unmatched," explained Dr. Eva Maria Binder, Chief Research Officer at ERBER Group, speaking about the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada scheduled from 12 to 15 October 2016.
New Video Tutorial available at on PRRS Control
GLOBAL - HIPRA has issued the fifth in its recent series of educational videos that looks at immunization to help vets and producers immunize their breeding herds most effectively.
Nutriad USA's New Company Video Showcases Core Values
US - Nutriad USA proudly presented its new company video at the Global Sales Conference in Rome.
Preventing PCVD on Your Pig farm
GLOBAL - Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease (PCVD) is a devastating disease that causes wasting in piglets and can lead to serious production and economic losses for the farmer.
New Partnership with Tempel Genetics to Expand Hypor's US Breeding Programme
US - Hypor has entered into an agreement with Tempel Genetics to execute and expand Hypor genetics in the US market.
Genus and Caribou Biosciences Collaborate on Leading CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Technology in Livestock Species
GLOBAL - Genus, a global pioneer in animal genetics, and Caribou Biosciences, a leader in the revolutionary field of CRISPR-Cas gene editing, are pleased to announce a multi-year strategic collaboration where Genus receives a worldwide, exclusive license to Caribou’s leading CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology platform in certain livestock species.
China Hog Market
CHINA - This week I have had the pleasure of meeting again with one of the major players in the world’s pork production, here in Genesus HQ, Manitoba. The biggest in China and the second in number of market hogs to only Smithfield.
BIOMIN Reinforces US Market Stance with New Products, Service Offer
US - Direct shipping to customers and two new launches promise to create more value for clients and strengthen the firm’s market position.
French Pork Producer Focuses on Sustainability to Meet Evolving Consumer Demands
FRANCE - In a country world-famous for its food, a small French pig producer’s strategy for meeting consistently high standards of quality, welfare and nutrition has earned it a spot on the map.
Emerging Mycotoxins: Overview and Occurrence
GLOBAL - Emerging mycotoxins are a class of compounds that are attracting increasing interest among the scientific community primarily due to their high occurrence in feed and food commodities, sometimes at relatively high concentrations, and potential toxicity towards animals and humans.
Performance Benefits through Early Xylanase Application Demonstrated in New Video
GLOBAL - The latest video in the AB Vista ‘Extraordinary Science Brought to Life’ series reveals significant benefits for swine through early xylanase application.
Pork Commentary: US Lean Hog Prices Continue to Increase
US - Last week the US lean hog price continued its quest to 80¢ lb. reaching 75.6¢ (53-54%) up from 65.86¢ a month ago (plus $22 per head). Never fast enough when you own hogs but the pendulum is swinging in producers favour, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc.
Market Reports

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Global Pig Industry News

   United States

Hog Outlook: Bacon Demand Continues to be Strong
Report Confirms Trade Deal With Asia Good for US Pork Producers
Xylanase Addition to Rice Bran Diets Increases Energy Value for Pigs
CME: Pork Packer Margins Drifting Lower
Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding Systems Now Available from Hog Slat
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
CME: Meat Availability Continues to Expand

   United Kingdom

New Focus Farm Initiative to Improve Pig Farm Performance
Northern Ireland Pig Farmers Disappointed Processors
Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy
Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
Upturn in Farmgate Pig Prices After Long Period of Decline
Lower Sow Feed Production Hints at Falling Herd
Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
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New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
Reduced Antibiotic Use Key to Competitiveness
Canadian Pork Export Performance Boosted by China
Pork Producers Transporters Advised to Take Extra Steps to Ensure Transport Vehicles Free of PED


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   European Union

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Are Going Up Still
New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed


Rise in Pig Prices Came Too Late for Many, says Farmers Association


French Pork Exports Increase Slightly


New ASF Outbreak Reported on Ukrainian Pig Farm


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