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Monday 16th October 2017.



This Week's Articles and Analysis

 
Company News

Genesus Global Market Report: Hog Market in Europe and Spain
Since last report, from August to date the price has fallen by 0.252 € / Kg, to 1,183 € / kg live weight. While weights have risen to 110.17 kg, is 5.83 kg more than then.
Novus International U.S. offices join forces to raise over $20,000 for hurricane relief
In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The company raised over $20,000 to help those affected by the storms in Texas.
Biosecurity must-haves for swine veterinarians
Swine veterinarians are sort of the gatekeepers of biosecurity protocols both on and between hog farms. No one wants to introduce a harmful pathogen into a herd, but the reality is the more pig exposure that a person has, the riskier that visitor becomes, even if he or she is a veterinarian.
What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois. No other hog disease today exerts a larger economic toll on hog farms than PRRS.
PEDV and other pathogens survive in feed for weeks
In 2013-2014, infection of pig farms with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was a frequent event, even on farms using the highest level of biosecurity. In an effort to determine how this could happen, Scott Dee, DVM, began investigating.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia Road Trip
Last week we were in Russia, where we met customers, prospects and industry leaders. We also attended Golden Autumn. An event held annually in Moscow and a Russia celebration of agriculture and the harvest just completed.
Balancing good and bad bacteria key to effective gut health, nutrient absorption
Developing techniques and tools to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut is key to producing healthier pigs that require fewer antibiotics over the long term, according to swine nutritionist Daniel Nelson, PhD.
Onsite Diagnostics at Carthage Veterinary Services Offer Efficient Results
ANALYSIS - Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, recently installed an on-site diagnostic lab to more efficiently service their clients.


Global Pig Industry News

   United States

CME: Recent Weeks See Pork Production Increasing at Faster Pace
Coalition Takes Fears of NAFTA Termination to Congress
CME: November Projected to be Key for Pork Exports
CME: Hog Slaughter Now at All-time Record Highs
RaboResearch issues baseline Pork Outlook
CME: Modest Rise in August Pork Exports

   United Kingdom

More Sellers, Less Buyers at Present
Cranswick Supports Porkstock 2017
Quorn Protein on Par with Animal Sources, Says Study

   Canada

Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security Announces New Partner Funding
Group Sow Housing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs
Farmers Recognise Need to Communicate with Consumers
Canadian Ag Urges Federal Government to Move Ahead with TPP-11
Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. Remain PED-free

   Philippines

Philippine Importers, Distributors Educated on Attributes of US Pork, Beef

   China

China's Consumer Inflation Up in September

   Japan

Japanese Danish Crown Customer Receives Royal Export Award

   Global

Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
Danish Crown Boosts Sales in Southeast Asia

   Thailand

No US Pork Deal Yet, Says Thailand PM

   Belgium

Lidl Belgium to Sell Only Sustainable Pork

   Denmark

Danish Crown Wins Arbitration Case

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