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Monday 4th September 2017.

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Genesus Global Market Report: China
China Pork prices were 14.36 CNY ($2.15 USD) per Kilogram as of August 23rd 2017. Although this seems like a real decrease from the 20 CNY ($3.00 USD) from a year ago this is more the average price over the last 5 years.
So far, so good: Pork producers adjusting well to new VFD rules
Implementation of the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) in swine has gone smoothly in the field, according to Chris Rademacher, DVM, Iowa State University Extension.
New Hypor Libra sow reduces feed costs from farrow to finish
The new Hypor Libra* sow meets today’s demands to produce more pork with less feed by reducing the amount of feed it takes to raise a pig from farrow to finish.
A commercial porcince circovirus (PCV) type 2a- based vaccine reduces PCV2d viremia and shedding and prevents PCV2d transmission to naïve pigs under experimental conditions.
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) vaccination has been effective in protecting pigs from clinical disease and today is used extensively. Recent studies in vaccinated populations indicate a major PCV2 genotype shift from the predominant PCV2 genotype 2b towards 2d.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S Midwest Road Trip
Last week went with two of my boys on a tour of the U.S Midwest. A few weeks ago we were in England and Europe, now my sons go to travel and see a different place, the countryside farmed by the families who emigrated from England and Europe several generations ago.
‘Secure Pork’ plan aims to ensure pig flow from uninfected farms during FAD outbreak
If a foreign animal disease (FAD) were to hit the US pork industry, the impact could be dramatic and widespread — most likely resulting in government-mandated quarantines around the affected areas to stop the disease from spreading.
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets
The Spanish market started January with a live weight of 113,45Kg (86.68 kg carcass weight) has been the peak this year and with a selling price of 1,129 € / kg live weight, the lowest so far this year.
World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety
ANALYSIS - How do consumers really feel about their food and beverage choices in the supermarket and restaurants?


Global Pig Industry News

   Canada

Canadian Pig Herd Continues to Grow
Coalition Calls on Ottawa to Drop Federal Tax Changes for Small Businesses
Pork Producers Encouraged to Formulate Sow Rations Based on Parity
Most Pork Producers Well-positioned for Lower Hog Prices, Higher Canadian Dollar
FCC Projects Strong Growth of Farm Cash Receipts from Livestock

   United Kingdom

One Off Loads of Spot Pigs Prove Harder to Sell
GB Pig Prices Return to Downwards Trajectory

   United States

CME: Latest Weekly Beef, Pork Trade Data; Implications for Fall Market
CME: Hog Slaughter Expected to be Large This Week

   Hong Kong

Premium Offer for Major Hong Kong Exhibition

   China

China Targets Farm Waste as 'Clean' Power Source

   Global

Can Dust from Feed Mills Indicate Presence of Pathogens in Feed?
CME: Hog Supplies in Canada; Implications for US Production in H2/2017

   Philippines

Product to Keep Pig, Poultry Farms Fly-free Developed

   European Union

EU Pig Prices: Markets Stay Unchanged; Demand, Supply Balanced
EU Pig Market Largely in Balance

   Brazil

SIAVS: Brazilian officials downplay Weak Flesh, welcome new trade opportunities

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