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Monday 5th September 2016.
Lucy Towers - Editor

Lucy Towers

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Antibiotic-Resistant E. coli Found in UK Supermarket Pork

New research has found 24 per cent of supermarket chicken and pork samples test positive for a type of E. coli that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics, a level four times higher than was found during a similar study in 2015.

The study, commissioned by the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics and carried out by scientists at Cambridge University, looked at 189 UK-origin pig and poultry meat samples from the seven largest supermarkets in the UK (ASDA, Aldi, Coop, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose). The highly resistant ESBL type of E. coli was found on meat from all of the supermarkets.

Dr Mark Holmes, from Cambridge University, who led the study said: “I’m concerned that insufficient resources are being put into the surveillance of antibiotic resistance in farm animals and retail meat. We don’t know if these levels are rising or falling in the absence of an effective monitoring system.

“These results highlight the need for improvements in antibiotic stewardship in veterinary medicine. While some progress has been made we must not be complacent as it may take many years before we see significant reductions in the numbers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in farms.”

In Canada, pork producers are being urged to look out for symptoms of Senecavirus following an increase in cases in the US over the past few weeks.

Although the virus is not production limiting, it does share resemblance to foot and mouth disease, causing blisters on the mouth and the feet of pigs.

In other disease news, Russia and Ukraine have both reported more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in farmed pigs. 

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Company News

Zoetis to Sponsor Postgraduate Research Fellowship at Iowa State University
US - A study at Iowa State University may give pork producers new insights on how to manage the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). A postgraduate fellow, sponsored by Zoetis, will work with other university scholars to identify herd-specific best practices to prevent, control and/or eliminate PRRS virus (PRRSv).
ADM Debuts Customisable Feed Solutions Platform at 2016 Farm Progress Show
US - ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), has launched a new customisable feed solutions platform for livestock producers that helps animals adapt to nutritional stresses, enhances animal well-being and productivity and ultimately helps increase profit potential for producers.
Global Pig Industry News

     United Kingdom

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in UK Supermarket Chicken, Pork
Percentage of British Pork Facings Dropped Back in July
Non-UK Labour Crucial for Scottish Red Meat Sector
Northern Ireland Pig Herd Records Growth

     Russian Federation

Russia Reports More ASF Outbreaks in Pigs


Ukraine Reports Three New ASF Outbreaks


Increased Focus on Biosecurity During Manure Application Successful in Helping Maintain Control of PED
Customising Rations for Each Pig Improves Feed Nutrient Utilisation
Canadian Pig Farmers on Alert Following Upsurge of Seneca Valley Virus in US
Neepawa Baking Bay Further Reduces Risk of PED Transmission

     United States

Hog Outlook: Prestage Foods to Build Hog Slaughter Plant in Iowa
CME: Cyclically Eroding Hog Prices Expected
US Hog Supply Demand Balance Expected to Influence Markets
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US


New CEO Hopes to Turn Tulip Around


Pork Popularity Growing in Ghana


China Approves Pork Exports From More Spanish Establishments


Lower Corn, Soybean Prices Reduce Brazilian Pig Production Costs

     South Africa

South African Pork Production Profitability Under Pressure

     European Union

EU Pig Prices: Market Settled – Hope for Price Increase


Dawn Pork and Bacon, Stauntons Increase Pig Prices


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