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Monday 28th November 2016.
Lucy Towers - ThePigSite Editor

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Canada Moves Closer to Restoring Pork Exports to Argentina 

Canada's pig industry has been in the news this week following the government's commitment to restoring access for Canadian pork to Argentina.

The commitment was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following a meeting in Buenos Aires with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.

"A strategic priority of Canada’s export-dependent meat industry is competitive access to every
country in the world," said Canadian Meat Council President Troy Warren.

"Per capita pork consumption is increasing in Argentina and the restoration of access to that market will represent another concrete step toward the realisation of this longstanding and high priority industry objective," added Mr Warren.

The Canadian Pork Council also welcomed the announcement. CPC’s Chair, Rick Bergmann, stated: "We are extremely fortunate to have excellent animal health status and a strong reputation all over the world as a supplier of safe high quality pork." 

"This restored access provides important opportunities for the Canadian pork industry and given that we export well over two-thirds of our production, improving market access enables us to achieve the best overall return for our producers."

The final step remaining in the process will be a visit to Canada by Argentinian food safety officials who will conduct an audit of Canada’s meat inspection system. It is anticipated that, when achieved, the restoration of pork access to Argentina could result in exports of high quality Canadian cuts valued at approximately $16 million annually.

In other news, Canadian pig producers are being warned that the onset of cold weather means the risk of exposure to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus is likely to increase.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Salmonella Reduction in Pork Production
Yearly approximately 80 million cases of human Salmonella infections are reported world wide. This makes Salmonella one of the most important zoonosis. There are over 2,400 different serotypes of Salmonella of which the most important in swine are S. Typhimurium, S. Derby and S. Cholera-suis, writes Jessika van Leeuwen.

Pork Meat Quality: Understanding Industry Measurements and Guidelines
There is no single definition of high quality meat used in the pork industry today. Meat quality is a combination of subjective and objective measurements which vary across markets, particularly international markets.

Company News

Effective Growth Promoters are Anti-Inflammatory by Nature, as Is Evident from Omics and Simple Biomarkers
CANADA - Remarks by Theo A. Niewold, KU Leuven, Belgium at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.
Ceva Acquires Hertape and Inova to Enter Brazil’s Top 5 Animal Health Companies
BRAZIL - Move will increase the group global vaccine footprint with significant entry into the ruminant, Foot and Mouth disease market and a first entry into companion animal vaccines
A Successful Cleaning Procedure for Pig Houses
GLOBAL - Successful disinfection of a pig house starts with a well planned cleaning procedure
USA Hog Market
US - When we keep setting new weekly slaughter records, hog prices are going to have a difficult time moving higher. Last week was the second largest weekly slaughter ever. I believe that we could experience the top 10 largest weekly kills in the 4th quarter of this year, writes Allan Bentley, Genesus.
Pork 101 Education Workshop Offered at 2017 IPPE
US - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) will jointly host the “Pork 101” education workshop at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), the world's largest annual meat, poultry and feed industry trade show, scheduled for Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Genesus Sends Two Planes Full of Pigs to China
CHINA - Recently, Genesus completed the successful export of two 747’s of registered purebred breeding stock to COFCO Meats. This is the largest single order to one company ever sent to China.
Comparing 1960s Hog-O-Matic Finishing Floors to Contemporary Designs
Not every labor saving idea for swine confinement lasted much past the initial development phase. From the 1960 Yearbook of Agriculture, we present the HOG-O-MATIC!
Pork Commentary: EuroTier 2016
GERMANY - Writing this on the plane returning from Eurotier, held in Hannover, Germany. Massive is the best word to describe Eurotier. 2200 Exhibitors – swine, poultry, and dairy. Held every two years, it is the largest multispecies trade show in the world with tens of thousands of visitors. Well-organized with typical German efficiency, it went four days and every day was busy, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc.
Nutriad Concludes 2016 Polish Wheat and Triticale Mycotoxin Survey
POLAND - Poland is one of Europe’s biggest grain producers. Its farming sector has changed dramatically since it joined the European Union (E.U.) more than 10 years ago.
Key Takeaways on Mycotoxins: 2016 World Nutrition Forum
CANADA - The 7th edition of the World Nutrition Forum recently took place in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most livable places in the world, surrounded by stunning nature. The event counted over 800 participants from 84 different countries. With the theme of ‘Driving the Protein Economy,’ the congress focused on current and future challenges in animal and human nutrition in a changing world.
Market Reports

USDA Livestock Slaughter - October 2016
USDA Cold Storage - October 2016
AHDB Pig Market Weekly - 28 November 2016
AHDB Pork Weekly Export Bulletin - 28 November 2016

Global Pig Industry News

   United Kingdom

UK Pig Production Costs Remain Above Competitors
Better Data Better Management to Improve Competitiveness
UK Pig Production Costs Rose in Q3 2016
UK Pork Production Production Declines Further
Setting Realistic Antibiotic Usage Targets in the UK


Canadian Farms Converting to Group Sow Housing Accelerates
Canadian Vets Identify Challenges in Antibiotic Free Pig Production
Manitoba Government Committed to Reducing Red Tape Obstructing Agricultural Development
Trump Approach to Trade Creates Concern Throughout Ag Sector
Saskatchewan at the Start of Canadian Hog Industry Reinvestment
Demonstration of New Technology for Washing Swine Transport Trailers Expected By March
Pork Producers Encouraged to Consider Seasonal Flu Shots
Canada Commits to Restoring Pork Access to Argentina
PED Risk Expected to Rise with Drop in Temperatures

   United States

Hog Outlook: US Hog Slaughter Up From Last Week
US Feeder Pig Imports from Canada Up from Last Year
American Restaurant Customers Concerned Over Meat Origins
Heavy Hog Supplies but Limited Processing Capacity is Pressuring Hog Values
US Retail Meat Prices Declining


Danish Crown Makes DKK 1.3 billion for Owners After Challenging Year

   European Union

EU Pig Prices: Vivid Demand for Pigs – Quotations are Going Up

   Cote D'Ivoire

Why Ivory Coast Pig Farmers Are Fed Up With their Ministry


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