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Monday 9th October 2017.

This Week's Articles and Analysis

The Vietnam Swine Crisis: This Little Piggy Probably Won’t be Going to Market!
Swine farming plays an integral part in Vietnam’s agricultural output. Between 2013 and 2016, Vietnam’s local hog population grew at 11.0 per cent, leading to a supply of 54.46 million pigs.

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Efficacy of one dose vaccination against experimental infection with two Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains
This study assessed the efficacy of vaccination against experimental infection with two genetically different M. hyopneumoniae strains in weaned piglets.
PCV MH vaccines provide equal protection in study, but lung lesions, ADG, final weight differ
Three porcine circovirus (PCV) vaccines compared in a recent study equally protected pigs against PCV type 2d and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, but there were some significant differences in gross lung-lesion scores, average daily gain (ADG) and final weight.
Genesus Global Market Report: South East Asia market
Pig price in Thailand is THB 58/kg (USD 1.7) in early October. The price is forecast to get lower. Consumption is slow in the month because of school vacation and the vegetable festival later in the month. Some Thais stop eating meat for two weeks during the festival.
Study shows that reducing the number of strains of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae reduces lung lesions
The importance of diversity of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) strains is not yet fully known. This study investigated the genetic diversity of M. hyopneumoniae strains in ten pig herds, and assessed associations between the presence of different strains of M. hyopneumoniae and lung lesions at slaughter.
Influence Feed: Tracking influential issues in Food and Agriculture

When to Call the Veterinarian? PEDv Offers Perfect Example
ANALYSIS - Scott Dee, research director at Pipestone Veterinary Services, discussed indicators a pig producer should look for that are a red flag that it's time to call their veterinarian.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: USDA Hogs and Pigs report - More Pigs!
Last week the USDA released the September Hogs and Pigs Report. There were no surprises. There was expected of an increase in market inventory and there was 3% from last year.
Why PRRS elimination doesn’t work in some herds
Over the years, there’s been considerable progress in the development of strategies aimed at eliminating porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV). I define successful PRRSV elimination as the absence of clinical disease in the breeding herd and, more importantly, the absence of the vertical transmission of virus to weaned pigs.
Porcine Circovirus vaccine, Circovac from CEVA demonstrates cross strain protection

PIC China makes milestone shipment to Shennong
Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group (Shennong) has recently imported more than 1,000 elite, high-health great grandparent (GGP) from The PIG Improvement Company (PIC).
Merck Animal Health fosters next generation of food animal veterinarians
In partnership with the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce three scholarships have been awarded to veterinary students who are participating in the program.
Greenway: ‘Don’t be afraid to engage’ consumers on antibiotics, welfare
Pork producers should find more ways to engage with consumers and share their stories about responsible antibiotic use and welfare, says Brad Greenway, America’s Pig Farmer of the Year in 2016.
Understanding bait rotation is key to rodent control
Many producers assume that switching to a different brand name of rodenticide provides a different active ingredient. However, that is not always the case. This article gives an understanding of what to look for and why rotating active ingredients is an important step to your biosecurity rodenticide rotation.
Modulating brooders are costing you money
Zone heating is an accepted management practice to provide supplemental heat in wean/finish buildings. Many production systems utilize 17,000 Btu radiant gas brooders with modulating controls panels regulating the amount of heat emitted by the brooders.
Genesus Global Market Report: Markets in Russia
Current Price in Russia is 102 Roubles ($1.77) per kg. Despite some increased production and increased imports from Brazil, consumer demand is increasing.
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Global Pig Industry News

   Global

Vegetable Oils Give Lift to FAO Food Price Index

   United Kingdom

Pig Prices Continuing on Downward Track
Tiny Protein Offers Major Insight Into FMD Virus

   United States

US Pork Exports Slightly Lower Year-over-Year
CME: Processor Margins Expected to Tighten Based on New Hog Operations
Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
NAFTA Support Within US Key to Keeping Deal Alive
Censky, McKinney Confirmations Good News for US Agriculture
CME: Report Gives Insight Into Supply Prospects in US Hog/Pork Sector
Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
NPPC Backs Goodlatte Visa Legislation
CME: Lean Hog Futures Shrug Off Bearish Implications

   Ireland

IFA Calls for Processors to Stop Cutting Pig Price
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
Pig Price Cut Totally Unwarranted, Says IFA

   Viet Nam

HCM City Set to Ban Pork Without Clear Origins

   Canada

Direct Animal Movement Primary Cause of Spread of PED
PED Infected Swine Operations Moving Toward Presumptive Negative Status
Non-Competitive Feeding Allows Greater Range of Weight, Larger Group Size
NAFTA Renegotiation Expected to Get More Difficult Moving Forward
Restricted Access to Yards Reduces Risk of Exposure to Disease
Meat Council Hopeful TPP will Move Forward Without US

   Denmark

Antimicrobial Use in Danish Animals Continues Downward Trend

   European Union

IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU Pig Meat Production Up in July
IFA: Brexit Solutions Must Focus on Trading Relationship with All of UK

   Myanmar

New Opportunities for US Pork, Beef at Food and Hotel Myanmar

   Finland

Finnish Pig Farmers Low on Vaccines

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