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Monday 25th July 2016.
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Romania, Moldova at Risk of African Swine Fever Spread

Romania and Moldova are now at high risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) due to the spreading of the disease through southern and western Ukraine, said the Russian veterinary authorities.

A report from the veterinary authority Rosselkhoznador said between 2012 and 1 July this year there have been 62 cases of the disease reported in Ukraine.

The authority added that there is a lack of effective monitoring of the situation and the threat to the pig population in Romania and Moldova is heightened because most pigs are kept on small domestic farms rather than in large enterprises where the biosecurity controls would be higher.

ASF has also continued its spread in Russia, with 27 new outbreaks reported in wild boar and farmed pigs. 

In the past week, The Pig Site also reported outbreaks in farmed pigs in Lithuania and Ukraine.

In others news, a research team from Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria, has revealed how piglets are susceptible to the fungus Pneumocystis carinii and how the fungus is related with other pathogens in the progression of the disease.

Their research has shown that the fungus plays a more important role in pneumonia than had previously been assumed. 

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Loading Facilities for Market Hogs: Top Ten
Load-outs can be a stressful and time consuming experience. Poor load-out procedures can result in downer pigs and death losses.

Eradicating Mange on Farrow-to-Finish Pig Farms Using ARPEGE
Mange (Sarcoptes Scabiei var. suis) remains an important disease impacting pig herd productivity. Its prevalence has clearly declined due to successful herd eradication programs, write B. Boivent, G. Perreul, O. Merdy, R. Arena and F. Joisel, Merial, France.

Company News

Big Dutchman China Welcomes Two New Directors in Sales Division
CHINA - Big Dutchman China is pleased to announce two additional members to its executive team. Mr. Ron Lane joined Big Dutchman as the Director of Sales for the Pig business unit and, in addition, Mr. Bruce Zhou as the Director of Sales for the Poultry Meat business unit.
Big Dutchman Takes Over Pig Equipment Supplier
GERMANY - The Big Dutchman group, based in Vechta-Calveslage, Germany, has acquired the PAL-Bullermann group including their exhaust air treatment division I.U.S.
The Truth About Mycotoxin Binders
GLOBAL - Binding, or adsorbing, specific mycotoxins to limit their negative effects in livestock is a well-established method for mycotoxin deactivation. While a large number of binder products containing clay minerals such as bentonites are commercially available, there is a certain amount of confusion in the market regarding claims authorized by the European Commission.
Canada Hog Market
CANADA - When discussing the pork industry I’m reluctant to reference anything as easy. This is a hard game of inches and as any participant who’s has been involved for any length of time can attest it can give you a ride that would make any theme park roller coaster look like a Sunday drive, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario.
Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference Report
US - Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) which is held in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc.
Market Reports

UK Slaughter Statistics - June 2016
AHDB Pig Market Weekly - 18 July 2016
AHDB Pork Weekly Export Bulletin - 18 July 2016

Global Pig Industry News

   United States

CME: Hogs Post Record Slaughter Levels
Hog Outlook: Hog Prices Plunge
Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
ADM Launches High Protein Feed Ingredient
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
CME: US Sees Record First Half of 2016 for Meat Production
CME: Retail Pork Prices Moving in Seasonal Fashion

   Russian Federation

More ASF Reported on Russian Pig Farms


Russia Warns of ASF Risk to Romania and Moldova
ASF Continues Spread on Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian Pig Farms

   United Kingdom

Pig Producers Advised to Check Alarms Are in Working Order
UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference


Brazil’s Soy Production Expected to Increase Sharply
Brazilian Pork Exports Record Strong Growth


Canadian Meat Industry Welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine
Quality Based Pork Grading System Would Benefit Canada's Pork Market
Maple Foods Bacon Production gets C$500,000 Boost
Regulatory Climate Needed to Support Competitive Agriculture
Quality Assurance Key to Success of Canadian Pork in Japan

   European Union

Urban Agriculture: Why ‘One Size Fits All’ Approaches Do Not Work
EU Pig Production Levels Up in April
EU Pig Prices: Stabilising on the Level Achieved
New €500 million Support Package Outlined for European Farmers
EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015


Researchers Find Fungus a Possible Precursor of Severe Respiratory Diseases in Pigs


China Ruling the Global Pork Market


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