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Monday 3rd July 2017.

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Company News

Utilizing commercial data to improve genetic response
Genetic improvement is achieved using pure breeds or lines at the nucleus, located at the top of the pyramid. This is the smallest sector of the pyramid. That genetic improvement is then disseminated down to the commercial sector where the final product is generally crossbred offspring.
Hypor sows have highest colostrum production
Recent studies show that Hypor sows have the capability to produce large litters and achieve a higher weaning capacity due to the amount of colostrum that they produce. In studies by Ghent University, and Trouw Nutrition, the Hypor sows produced the most colostrum with the largest percentage of fat compared to other breeds of sows.
New Hypor Libra* sow reduces labor costs, increases profitability
The new Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra star) sow balances traits in piglet quality, mothering ability and sow longevity to increase the number of pigs that employees can manage and lower the labor costs from farrow to wean.
Diagnostics Use Increasing Globally to Solve Disease Challenges
ANALYSIS - While diagnostic capabilities differ around the world, Joe Connor, veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, sees an upturn in the use diagnostic tools globally to achieve more definitive answers to disease challenges.
Pork Commentary Jim Long: US lean hogs reach 90¢
Last Friday US lean hogs reached 90¢ lb. Pork demand and lower hog supplies are driving prices higher. Packers margins remain good with USDA pork carcass cut-outs over $1.01 per lb.


Global Pig Industry News

   Hong Kong

Chinese Mainland Pivotal in Hong Kong's Food Quality, Safety

   Viet Nam

HCM City Tracing Pig, Poultry Origins

   United Kingdom

Slight Ease in UK Protein Prices During June W3
Are People 'Rolling the Dice' When it Comes to Food Safety?
AHDB Conference: Policy Makers Must Follow WTO Rule Book
June Pig Market Trends Out Now

   United States

Livestock Industry Welcomes WGA Initiative
CME: More Hogs and Pigs Than Mid-point of Expectations
CME: 'Hogs and Pigs' Reports Expected to Show Herd Growth
EPA Proposes Rule to Repeal 'WOTUS'; NPPC Welcomes Proposal
Duration of Antibiotic Use Should be Left to Discretion of Veterinarian

   Georgia

Live-pig Markets, Traders Could Provide Insight to Controlling ASF

   Canada

PED Overriding Issue Facing Manitoba Pork Industry
Bacon Festival Winners Advance to Canadian Food Championships
Pork Industry Delegation Receives Encouraging Response
Stakeholders Call for Govt Backing in Addressing PED

   European Union

EU Pig Prices: Quantity of Live Animals on Offer Decreasing in South

   India

Agency Asked to Check Stray Pigs to Prevent Further JE Outbreaks

   Uganda

Muslims Raise Money to Relocate Pork Joint

   Global

EU Urged to Give Way on Pork, Dairy Sectors in Talks with Japan
EU Pig Meat Exports to China Under Pressure
Latest Comments Related to NAFTA Cause for Optimism

   Australia

Restaurants, Caterers Connect with US Pork at Foodservice Australia

   Czech Republic

ASF Outbreak Confirmed in Wild Boar in Czech Republic

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