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Monday 7th August 2017.

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Company News

Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – summertime & the living is easy
Always reluctant to reference anything to do with the pork industry as easy; this is a game of inches and not for the faint of heart. One needs to fight for the nickels and dimes because all too often that may be all there is. However as we enter the “dog days” of summer, there is reason for a certain contentment.
Big Dutchman: Automatic pig sorting scale TriSortpro

How to breed a robust pig
Developments in pig breeding have led to considerable positive genetic changes in production traits due to direct selective pressure on traits such as growth rate and feed efficiency. These genetic improvements in efficiency and productivity, however, have seen attendant increases in high physiological demands, which may have unfavorable consequences on productive longevity of farm animals (Knap and Rauw, 2009).
First shipment of Hypor genetic stock imported to distributor San Martin de Porres in Peru
Hypor recently exported 270 purebred pigs to distributor Huerta San Martin de Porres in Peru as part of Hypor’s expansion in Latin America. The great-grandparent (GGP) Landrace and Large White sows and Hypor Maxter and Hypor Magnus boar lines were imported to a nucleus/multiplication facility located south of Lima on April 7, 2017
Urine-sampling options make it easier to evaluate gilt and sow health
Urine samples are an effective but underutilized diagnostic tool for evaluating the nutritional, physiological and health status of gilts and sows.1
Jim Long Pork Commentary: European Road Trip, England, Netherlands and Germany
This past week we met producers from England, Netherlands and Germany. Our Observations:


Global Pig Industry News

   United States

CME: August Futures Hog Contract Closed at Under $82/cwt
Cargill, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Enter into Purchase Agreement for Animal Feed Business
Chinese Bio-tech Company Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
CME: Futures Currently Implying Significant Value Erosion in Pork Cutout
CME: Pork Production for W30 Up 2% from a Year Ago
Coalition Supports Nomination of Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary

   Ireland

IFA Accuses Pig Processors of Undermining Pigmeat Market

   Philippines

Workshop Offers Variety Meat Ideas for Philippine Pork Processors

   Canada

CETA Expected to Ultimately be Worth Up to $1.5b to Canadian Ag-Food Exporters
Support for NAFTA Remains Strong Despite Trade Irritants
Manitoba Pork Confident PED can be Eradicated
Pig Premise ID Registrations Top 13 Thousand & Growing
Swine Health Information Sharing Results in Reduction in Numbers of PED Infected Farms
Manitoba Works to Eliminate New More Virulent Strain of PRRS

   United Kingdom

SPP Moves Up to Stand at 164.75p
UK Pig Meat Production in H2/2017 Lower Than Previously Expected?

   Global

FAO Food Price Index Rises Further in July
Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions

   Czech Republic

Unions Demand Compensation for Lety Pig Farm Employees
Q2/2017: Czech Beef, Pork Production Down; Poultry Production Up

   Russian Federation

Russia Limits Live Pigs, Pork Imports from Romania

   Ghana

ASF Kills 150 Pigs in Brong Ahafo Region

   Viet Nam

HCM City Seeks to Trace Pork Origins

   European Union

EU Pig Reference Price Falls

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