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Monday 26th September 2016.
Lucy Towers - Editor

Lucy Towers



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World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Countries reaffirmed their commitment to develop national action plans on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Leaders recognised the need for stronger systems to monitor drug-resistant infections and the volume of antimicrobials used in humans, animals and crops, as well as increased international cooperation and funding.

They pledged to strengthen regulation of antimicrobials, improve knowledge and awareness, and promote best practices - as well as to foster innovative approaches using alternatives to antimicrobials and new technologies for diagnosis and vaccines.

AMR is a problem not just in our hospitals, but on our farms and in our food, too. Agriculture must shoulder its share of responsibility, both by using antimicrobials more responsibly and by cutting down on the need to use them, through good farm hygiene,” said Dr José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.

In disease news, another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Manitoba, Canada.

This is the 10th outbreak for the province and the affected finisher farm is within 5km of the last outbreak at a sow farm. 

All farms within 5 km of the farm have been notified and all are being tested, as well as any farms that have been in contact with the positive farm.

Pig producers in Canada are also being warned to keep an eye out for pigs with vesicular lesions after the US Department of Agriculture informed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that 13 Canadian sows exported to the US had vesicular lesions.

Vesicular lesions are one sign of seneca valley virus. Both countries are now investigating the findings.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Creep Feeding Pigs
Nursery management sets the pace for pigs’ lifetime performance, so minimizing production lags is crucial during this phase. Creep feeding is one practice you can use to optimize performance during the weaning period.

Effects of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Latin America
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus outbreak in the US in 2013-2014 is widely known. However, at that same time, the Mexican and Colombian swine industries dealt with their own crippling PEDv outbreaks. A series of poster presentations dealt with this topic at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Dublin, Ireland, June 2016.

Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane.

Company News

Dr Murray Receives 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award
US - Deborah Murray, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. Zoetis presented the award to Dr Murray at the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference which is hosted by the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Global Market Report – South East Asia
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia, discusses the current hog market situation in South East Asia.
Hypor Maxter Outperforms Top Boars in Feed Gain and Carcass Quality According to Recent Field Trial
GERMANY - Hypor Maxter, the fastest growing Piétrain globally, is now also outperforming top boars in carcass quality according to a recent trial at LWK Niedersachsen, Germany.
Sustainable Markets: How Will Global Pig Markets React to Changes in Russia?
GLOBAL - In today’s interconnected, global economy, changes and events in one market can have worldwide implications. “Sustainable Markets” is a series of articles focused on market news and its impact on the economic and environmental sustainability of the global pork industry.
A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 3
GLOBAL - A new product is proving to be efficiant in the treatment of swine respiratory disease (SRD).
China Pork Market
CHINA - The live weight pork price paid by Chinese packing houses in 2016 has been steadily rising from 17rmb/kg to a high of 20rmb/kg in June. In August the price has fallen slightly to 18 rmb (2.71USD) a kg, which this commentator concludes is the result of high temperatures reducing the demand for pork combined with the larger number of market hogs being slaughtered, writes Alexander Kovachevich, GM China Area, Genesus Genetics.
Pork Commentary: Canary in the Coal Mine?
GLOBAL - Canaries can smell poisonous gases in coal mines before humans can. Consequently, they are great safety facilitators. We don’t want to be thought of as canaries, but we sense some danger in the swine industry, writes Jim Long, President and CEO of Genesus Genetics.
Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices – Down
US - The US hog industry is now hovering around breakeven with Hog Prices averaging about 61.50 cents/lb lean or 46c/ liveweight, writes Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics.
Global Pig Industry News


Manitoba Detects 10th PED Case
Canadian Pork Producers Advised to be on Alert for Pigs with Vesicular Lesions
New Research Gives Insight into Effects of Stocking Density on Nursery Pig Performance
Investigation Launched into Latest Manitoba PED Case
Trade Deals Offer Tremendous Opportunity for Red Meat Sector

     European Union

EU Pig Prices: Slaughter Pigs in Demand
Breeding Herd Declining in Major EU Pig Producing Countries

     United States

Hog Outlook: Third Largest Weekly Hog Slaughter Reported
Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety

     United Kingdom

Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
Pulled Pork Campaign Brings In Millions of Pounds
UK Pig Production Falls Back in August
UK Pig Production Costs Rising Again


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World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance


Value of Australian Farm Production Set to Rise


More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs


Brazilian Pig Production Cost Fell in August


Scientists Develop Method for Detecting Parasite Causing Toxoplasmosis in Ham


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