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Monday 28th August 2017.

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Company News

New Comprehensive Approach Aims to Modernize 100-Year-Old Meat Inspection Process
GLOBAL - In an effort to modernize the meat inspection process for the first time since the mid-1880s, Thermo Fisher Scientific will present a new and more efficient approach to help protect consumers from potential health hazards during the 12th Safe Pork Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, Aug. 21-24.
IAV-S elimination in breed-to-wean herds is challenging — but possible
Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) continues to present an ever-changing health challenge in breed-to-wean populations.
Sow group housing update
Group housing for sows remained a popular topic at this year’s World Pork Expo. Hog Slat’s sales director, Fritz Richards, outlines his recommendations for stanchions.
Alternatives to zinc oxide for more potent piglets
The nutritional and environmental experiences by weaning piglets contribute to gastro-intestinal and immune system disturbances. These can result in an increased susceptibility to gut disorders and, in some instances, to diarrhea, morbidity and even death. In particular, during the first week after weaning, often a reduced feed intake is seen due to a rise in blood cortisol levels as consequence of the different stressors the piglets are exposed to. This impairs growth performance and can lead to higher mortality rates, causing significant economic losses for the pig producer.
Osborne's FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder named Producer Choice at World Pork Expo
Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Visit with Wens Group
This past week we visited with Global Mega Producer Wens Group of China. Wens are a Genesus Genetic Customer.
More than 900 swine-health professionals from 20 countries expected at 2017 Leman conference
More than 900 swine veterinarians, producers and industry leaders from at least 20 countries will gather in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 16-19, for the University of Minnesota’s annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference — a 4-day event focused on swine health, efficiency and production.


Global Pig Industry News

   United Kingdom

Strong Start to Year for UK Meat Exports
Seven Firms Sign Up to Pig Industry Scholarship
Pork Likely to be Linked to Hepatitis E in UK
UK Pig Cull Quotes Move Up
GB Pig Price Regains Some of Previous Weeks' Losses
UK Food Exports to China Climb Up 35%

   United States

CME: US Pork Tonnage During July Up 2%
Mexico Key to Expanding US Pork Exports
USPOULTRY Cosponsors 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit
CME: Smaller Than Expected Hog Slaughter Numbers
White House Announces Argentina to Open to US Pork; More Details to Follow

   Canada

High Incentive to Quickly, Successfully Conclude NAFTA
Seasonal Increase in Hog Supplies Pressuring Prices
Access to Research Improves Decision Making When Moving to Group Sow Housing
Successful NAFTA Renegotiation Could Enhance North American Global Competitiveness

   Global

Tonisity Px Feeds Pig's Intestine to Reduce Pre-weaning Mortality
Study Compares Cost of Meat in Over 50 Countries Worldwide

   China

China Not on First List of McDonald's Antibiotics Cut

   Finland

Atria Improves Productivity; Considers Centralising Pork Production

   Namibia

Pig Farmers Urged to Improve Genetics, Infrastructure

   European Union

EU Pig Prices: Most Markets Balanced; Not Many Price Changes
Another Slow Month for EU Pork Exports

   Denmark

Danish Crown Signs MoU with Alibaba Group’s Tmall

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