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Wednesday 31st January 2018.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Ireland’s revised NAP: a farmer’s perspective
As Ireland’s farmers settle into a new year under the revised Nitrates Action Programme, Eoin McCarthy describes both the impacts and the benefits that the scheme is having on local farmers through an interview with Mike McAuliffe, a pig farmer in County Kerry.

Company News

AB Vista IPPE Tech Talk – Feed Intelligence and the role of NIR in identifying incremental gains
Precision nutrition is an aspiration for many companies as they look to identify ways in which to increase profitability. The concept is grounded in delivering precise nutrient requirements to the animal.
New forms of swine influenza pose tough but manageable challenges
New strains of the swine influenza virus continue to emerge, making it difficult for pork producers to manage, two experts who specialize in the disease of food animals said at a recent webinar organized by Farm Journal’s Pork.
Hypor Magnus earns top marks in Hickory Ridge trial
Best pork; lowest cost. In any recipe for Total System Profitability, those are key ingredients. That may explain why the Hypor Magnus stole the show in a recent terminal sire trial at Hickory Ridge Research and Consulting against our biggest global competitor when it comes to the sire line.
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets
The Pork price for the Spanish market has ended 2017 at € 1,015 / kg live weight, above 1€ but bordering this. 2018 has already come down from the psychological barrier of 1€ to 0.995 / kg live weight. The average price for 2017 was € 1,261 / kg live weight compared to € 1,130 / kg live weight for 2016.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Minnesota Pork Congress report
Last week we attended the Minnesota Pork Congress, which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota is the number three US hog producing state after Iowa and North Carolina. Our report and observations.
Giantstar and PIC China enter into a long term partnership
Giantstar and PIC have recently signed a multi-year agreement to support the development of a new 50,000 sow breeding system. This agreement will significantly expand the Giantstar business and strengthen PIC’s footprint in China.
Individual pig care offers path to better health, uniformity
When sorting pigs for market, one priority is to keep variation to a minimum, as a more uniform group is more likely to receive top dollar. But making pig uniformity part of the management strategy from birth can maximize profitability throughout the growth cycle.
Hypor expands US presence with new hire
Hypor continues to grow throughout the US, and the latest addition to their sales team will help accomplish that.


Global Pig Industry News

   United Kingdom

Environment Agency urged to delay charge proposals following consultation
BVA’s seven farm assurance principles
#ColostrumIsGold campaign to slash antibiotic use

   United States

Alternative to antibiotics gives piglets a boost
Farmers for Free Trade profiles top ten US states affected by NAFTA withdrawal
USDA proposes new regulations on processing line speeds

   Australia

Pork CRC ponders pig feed efficiency flaws

   Global

Virkon S effective for African Swine Fever biosecurity

   Argentina

GFFA discusses the future of animal husbandry

   Russian Federation

Pork and chicken flood Russia’s markets

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