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Monday 27th June 2016.
Lucy Towers - ThePigSite Editor

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Agricultural Organisations Call for Early Commitment to Farming Following Brexit

Last week the UK held its EU referendum with the leave vote triumphant. Following the decision, farming organisations stressed that it is important that an early commitment is made to British farming.

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond said that the organisation would campaign for the best possible access to markets in the EU and further afield, whilst ensuring that the UK is protected from imports that are produced to lower standards.

Head of the NFU’s Welsh branch, NFU Cymru, Stephen James said: “Negotiating and concluding trade agreements with the European Union and the rest of the world, for our exports, now becomes vital.

“Wales is particularly reliant on export markets and we will be looking to the UK Government to prioritise the negotiation of favourable trade agreements. Whilst doing so I would stress that it is essential that decision makers do not undermine domestic agriculture by opening the UK market to goods which do not meet our own high standards of production.”

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the British Veterinary Association both emphasised the importance of animal welfare in the forthcoming negotiations.

BVA President Sean Wensley said: "The UK's decision to leave the European Union will have a significant impact on matters of interest to the veterinary profession, particularly in relation to regulation, education, and workforce planning, but also in terms of animal welfare, research, surveillance, and animal movements.”

The Brexit will also impact on the agricultural sector of other countries around the world. Speaking before the vote, Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Joe Healy commented: "Should the UK vote to leave the EU, Irish agriculture would undoubtedly suffer negative consequences, both in the short-term and the longer term."

US market analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner explained that despite all the various projections by economists, the reality is that no one really knows the true impact of the Brexit.

For US livestock producers, Mr Meyer and Mr Steiner believe the most important implication in the short term is what happens to the value of the US dollar and the effect this has on the relative price of US products sold overseas.

In disease news, two more cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) have been reported in Ontario, Canada. One affected a farrow-to-finish farm in Oxford county and the other a finisher unit in the Waterloo region.

More African Swine Fever outbreaks have also been reported, as Russia confirmed 13 new outbreaks in the west of the country. In total, 33 cases were reported in backyard farmed pigs and eight in wild boar.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

How Do We Effectively Re-invest in our Swine Operations?
Nationally we have an aging ‘fleet’ of barns, with the last big building effort concentrated between 1991 and 1998; these barns have seen more than half their productive life, even with good maintenance.

What’s Wrong with My Pigs? - Rectal Prolapse
Rectal prolapse can look quite ordinary but can have a serious impact on animal health. It can prevent removal of metabolites produced during the digestive process, cause pain, encourage biting by pen-mates – thus leading to infection and even bacteraemia – and, if left alone, can cause necrosis.

Syringeability of Hyogen®, a Vaccine Against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Pneumonia induced by M. hyopneumoniae is considered one of the most wide spread and most important chronic diseases in pigs, write P. Forget, S. Lacoste, S. Gobbi, P. Mazerolles, R. Krejci and A. Lopez, Ceva.

Company News

For Agribusiness, Social Media Has Changed Everything Forever, Says Adrian Moss
GLOBAL - The feed and livestock industry is becoming increasingly aware of the opportunities and threats posed by social media.
Boehringer Ingelheim: Successful Participation at IPVS 2016 in Dublin
IRELAND - The 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress was held in Dublin, Ireland, from June 7-10, 2016, simultaneously with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management. During IPVS 2016, Boehringer Ingelheim contributed with many posters and oral presentations and also with a satellite symposium in which several pig experts from different parts of the world shared and explained their vision of pig production, writes Nuria Martínez Herráez, Editor of ThePigSite's Spanish sister site ElSitioPorcino.
WPX: Record Pig Prices in China Driving EU, US, Canadian Markets
ANALYSIS - The big driver in the global pork market today is China, who represents half of the pigs on the planet, and so any disruption to Chinese inventory can have major ramifications around the world, said Brett Stuart, president of Global AgriTrends, to pig producers at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica business seminar held at the 2016 World Pork Expo.
IPVS: Diagnostics Help in Monitoring, Controlling Swine Respiratory Diseases
IRELAND – From 7-10 June, the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress gathered swine veterinarians from all over the globe. Thermo Fisher Scientific, world leader in serving science to deliver diagnostic tools and services, delivered a symposium on how diagnostics can help better monitor and control respiratory swine diseases, writes Nuria Martínez Herráez, editor of El Sitio Porcino, the Spanish sister of ThePigSite.
Novus International Reinforces Global Enzyme Presence with CIBENZA® EP150 Registration
EU - Novus International, a global leader in animal health and nutrition solutions, has obtained approval for CIBENZA® EP150 enzyme feed additive in the European Union as of June 8, 2016.
China COFCO-Genesus Pig Imports - June 2016
CHINA - In the first week of June 2016 Genesus supplied almost 1000 animals to the Chinese company COFCO for one of their nucleus farms. COFCO Corporation is a leading supplier of agri-products, diversified foodstuffs and services in China, fully integrated and providing grain and oil products to one quarter of the world’s population.
CIRCOVAC Prevents PCVD on Your Pig Farm, Reduces Antibiotic Use
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.
How Important is PRRS Control?
GLOBAL - The annual cost of Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) to the swine industry is $664 million, according to Dr. Derald Holtkamp, associate professor of veterinary medicine at Iowa State.
Pork Commentary: Cash 80¢ is Here!
US - Last week, everyday, lean hogs (53-54%) exceeded 80¢ lean lb. with some days 82¢. Excellent to see and gives producers profits of about $30+ US per head, writes Jim long President – CEO Genesus Inc.
Game Time: What a Pig’s Guts and Euro 2016 Have in Common
GLOBAL - We might think of skin as being the surface barrier between an animal and the outside world, but we need to consider also a much larger surface: the gut wall.
Market Reports

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Global Pig Industry News


New Ontario PED Case in Waterloo Region
Steps Underway to Eliminate PED from Infected Manitoba Farms
PED Containment Top Priority for Canada
Further PED Reported in Oxford County

   United States

Hog Outlook: US Hog Inventory Up 1.8 Per Cent
Treatment of Humans and Pigs May Reduce Endemic Tapeworm Infection
CME: US Red Meat Production Up in Year so Far
CME: No Big Changes Expected in Hogs and Pigs Breeding Numbers
New Technique Reduced Salmonella in Ground Meat by 90 Per Cent
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
CME: Brexit Impact on US Dollar Important for Livestock Markets
US Pork Producers Concerned Over Anti-Free Trade Rhetoric

   United Kingdom

UK Organic Pig Numbers Rise Slightly
Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Farming
Government Eyes New Markets for Scottish Red Meat
First Veterinary Training Programme Available in Wales
Help Secure the Future of Outdoor Pig Production
Scottish Pig Herd Expands in Size
Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?


Improvements in Pig Trade Must be Reflected in Producer Prices


Romanian Meat Processor Eyes Higher Exports to EU

   European Union

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Increasing Throughout Europe
EU Pork Exports Continue Strong Growth


Danish Pork Exports Record Slight Decline

   Russian Federation

Thirteen More ASF Outbreaks Reported Across Russia


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