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Monday 27th November 2017.
Emily Houghton - ThePigSite Editor

Emily Houghton
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Editor’s weekly picks:

Brexit: what’s the future for animal health?

Reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and trade representatives at the NOAH conference, it is clear that there is an overwhelming feeling of frustration when it comes to discussing the UK’s exit from the EU. Despite this, hopes are still high for a bright future within the animal health sector post-exit. This 4-part mini-series reports on the major topics of the conference, with key excerpts from the guest speakers.

To read part 1, click here

Influenza: a growing threat to your swine herd

Influenza A virus in swine has an endemic presence in swine populations across North and South America, Asia and Europe. Now, with the emergence of new virus strains that are more difficult to predict and control, IAV-S has emerged as a major threat to the industry overall. It is important to know the facts and raise awareness within the pig industry to help in the prevention of further outbreaks. This report covers the latest information on IAV-S from Boehringer Ingelheim.

To read the full article, click here


This Week's Articles and Analysis

Influenza: a growing threat to your swine herd
Influenza A virus in swine has an endemic presence in swine populations across North and South America, Asia and Europe. Now, with the emergence of new virus strains that are more difficult to predict and control, IAV-S has emerged as a major threat to the industry overall. It is important to know the facts and raise awareness within the pig industry to help in the prevention of further outbreaks.

From the brink of extinction: Zimbabwe's pork industry
Zimbabwe has a tumultuous history within agriculture and producers are seeking positive change, particularly within pig farming. Here, Ian Nkala writes about the factors that have contributed to the demise of the swine industry in Zimbabwe, and the challenges that producers have faced over the years.
Company News

Hypor’s sow management tips: Total preparation for top performance
Supplying top genetics for pork production at the least cost to ensure client success is at the core of Hypor’s business. Success with sow breeding begins with proper preparation for the next round.
Minding your gilts' prenatal environment
The lifelong performance of pigs is known to be affected by conditions during gestation (uterine) and early life (neonatal, 21 days after birth). Adverse conditions and stressors during gestation or nursing can have a negative impact on a gilts performance during their lifetime and can even be carried over to future generations (Ji et al. 2016).
Jim Long Pork Commentary: November - producers never do well
This time of year, is never a good time for producers. Year after year this is the time of maximum seasonal hog numbers. This always results in lower hog prices. It is also usually the time packers, historically have the highest gross margins.
Secure Pork Supply plan: Beginning steps to safeguard your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease (FAD) for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), classical swine fever (CSF) and African swine fever (ASF). The reality is that an FAD would not only stop pig movements within the US, but it would slam the door on pork exports, which account for approximately 25% of annual production.
New book provides fresh insight into the use of enzymes in swine feed
Feed additive enzymes are set to play a key role in shaping the future of pork production efficiency, according to the contributing authors of a newly published book.
Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer - Wens Foodstuff
Twenty-seven pork producers with each owing over 100,000 can claim the title of Global Mega Producers this year. The Mega Global Producers are as diverse as their geographic location.


Global Pig Industry News

   Russian Federation

Russia set to freeze pork and beef imports from Brazil

   Poland

New cases of African swine fever in Poland

   United States

Omega-3 enriched meat fit for market
Secure Pork Supply plan: protecting your herd

   United Kingdom

UK poised to ship trotters to China
Theresa May jumps in to halt rows on animal sentience vote
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 3
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 2
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
Low-cost animal disease diagnostics on the horizon
Livestock worrying costs farming sector £1.3million
Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain

   China

China’s plans for mega-farms in the north-east

   Global

Antimicrobial potential of essential oil feed additives

   Japan

Treating wastewater: Microbial Fuel Cells

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