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Monday 25th September 2017.

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PEDV still taking major toll on US sow farms
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is still around and can lead to major losses for pork producers, cautioned Gene Nemechek, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis.
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - slow and steady wins the race?
StatsCan recently released its July 1st hog inventory report. It placed total inventory of all hogs at 14.1 million head up 2% from a year ago. The market hog inventory was up 2% while the sow inventory was up 1%.
What does optimal FCR really mean?
As a genetic supplier, one of the first topics discussed in any meeting is feed conversion ratio (FCR). While a very easy value to calculate, it is important to know the relationship between FCR and profitability.
Nutriad appoints business development manager
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Ms. Karen de Ridder as Business Development Manager Preservation & Functional Ingredients. Around the world, the Belgium headquartered company continues to invest in their technical and commercial organization. The hiring of talent and experience is aimed to support Nutriad’s growth ambitions in health and nutrition solutions for livestock and aquaculture producers.
AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Packer Capacity
Last Thursday the US set a new record day for hog marketing of 455,000 head per day.
Taking oral-fluid samples for PRRS: How many and when?
Oral-fluid sampling can provide a simple, reliable way to surveil for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Marisa Rotolo, DVM, of Iowa State University, reported at the 2017 American Association of Swine Veterinarians conference.

Global Pig Industry News


Close Look at How Support Helps Build Demand for US Pork in Asia
Issues Delay Full Access for Canadian Beef, Pork to Europe
FAO Says More Investments, Surveillance Needed to Curb Misuse of Antimicrobials
Landmark EU, Canada Trade Deal Enters Into Force
Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
CETA Agreement Between Canada, EU Comes Into Force
World Hunger Again on the Rise, New UN Report Reveals


Deciding to Build New, Renovate Comes Down to Cost
Canadian Meat Industry Notes Entry into Force of CETA
CPC Continues to Lobby for Resolution of Remaining Trade Barriers
Maintaining Mental Health Key to Coping with PED
Researchers Identify Strategies for Reducing Aggression Among Group Housed Sows
Canadian Farmers Advised to Adjust to Higher Dollar

   United States

CME: Analysts Closely Monitoring Weekly Dressed Barrow/Gilt Weights
Whole Food Diet May Help Prevent Colon Cancer, Other Chronic Conditions
CME: Canadian Global Pork Exports Forecast to Continue Growing
Iowa Regulators Reject New Rules for Hog Confinements
CME: Hog Futures Rebound Even as Cash Prices for Pork, Hogs Lose Ground
SHIC Offers Training for Rapid Responders to Novel Disease Outbreaks

   United Kingdom

Pork Campaign Aims to Tackle Decline in Sales
Pig Values Remain on Downward Track
New Online Training Tool Goes Live Next Week
New Requirements Trigger Permit Review
GB Sow Productivity Continues to Rise


Continente Promotes Portuguese Pork in Stores

   European Union

EU Pig Prices: General Drop in Prices; Markets Under Pressure


Donetsk Republic Bans Iconic Ukrainian Pork Delicacy

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