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Monday 12th February 2018.

Emily Houghton - ThePigSite Editor

Emily Houghton


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Editor’s weekly picks:

PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
With 'no continuous, objective and quantified understanding' of the sustainability and resilience of the UK pig herd, there is no reliable prediction of how the pig industry, and its people, will be impacted by future threats.
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future.

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EyeSucceed: wearable technology and augmented reality
IPPE 2018 (Jan. 30 – Feb. 1) brought together innovators in the meat production and processing industry from all over the globe, with the TechTalk stage highlighting some of the newest technology aimed at improving on-farm sustainability, and animal health and welfare. NSF International are one company that are exploring the solutions that wearable technology and augmented reality can offer within the auditing process and beyond.
NSF International, EyeSucceed and Glass explore the opportunities that the latest wearable technology can offer to on-farm and processing plant auditing.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

EyeSucceed: wearable technology and augmented reality
NSF International, EyeSucceed and Glass explore the opportunities that the latest wearable technology can offer to on-farm and processing plant auditing.

Making pork fashionable
While pork consumption has been relatively stagnant in most developed countries, average consumption in South Africa has increased by roughly 3.5% per year over the past decade. Johann Kotzé, CEO of the South African Pork Producers Association (SAPPO), talked to Glenneis Kriel, about this trend.

Pork 101
IPPE 2018 featured a session run by representatives from the Pork 101 project, who presented the features of the three-day processing course that will take place at various locations across the US.

Company News

Role of Diagnostics for Investigating PCV2
ANALYSIS - Eduardo Fano, FLEX Technical Manager with Boehringer Ingelheim, speaks about the role diagnostics play when investigating PCV2, also in vaccinated populations.
Laboratory automation solutions designed to boost productivity showcased at SLAS 2018
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced new laboratory automation technologies designed to streamline workflows, optimize productivity, and speed time to results. The new solutions are on display this week at the 2018 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference, Booth 1105, San Diego Convention Center, California.
The rise of fumonisins marks global trend as mycotoxin threat shifts
Fumonisins have become more prevalent at higher concentrations in raw commodities and finished feeds in recent years, according to the latest annual Biomin Mycotoxin Survey data.
Steps to keep the incidence of stillborns at bay
The cause of stillborns in pig production varies widely, but it’s often connected to sow parity or infectious disease. Either way, stillborns are costly and need to be minimized for profitable, efficient production.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Where we at? Where are we going?
This past week, a year ago, US 53-54% lean hogs were averaging 69¢ lb; this year, this past week 73¢ lb - 4¢ higher, or about $8 per head to the good.
Food-chain specialist: Communicate the emotional side of pork production, not the technical
The food supply chain has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. “It’s so much more complex and consumer driven,” said Justin Ransom, supply chain strategist. “Today’s consumer can ask for specific things, whether it involves cars or clothes, and they can get it. They think it should be the same for the food they put in their bodies.”
Strategies to maximise long-term genetic gain in the genomic era
Genomic selection (GS) is a new method for improving economic traits in animal populations by utilising information from molecular markers, phenotypes and pedigree.

Global Pig Industry News

   European Union

Pig producers urged to enter 2018 EU PiG Grand Prix

   Russian Federation

GEA cooling systems for pork production in Russia

   United Kingdom

UK food & farming sector unites over impact on homegrown
PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
NPA speaks out over sustainable antibiotic use claims
Rodenticide resistance on the rise
Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition


Thailand's journey to be responsible antimicrobial users


Close call for research proposals
PigPass: Australia’s answer for pork reporting


Farmers of Zambia compensated for swine fever losses

   United States

US pork exports set new volume records in 2017
The 'cultured' meat movement at IPPE 2018


Rabobank Pork Quarterly Q1 2018
Cargill-Cainthus partnership strengthens on-farm animal health and welfare


Canada’s livestock producers receive tax relief for 2017


US opens up to pork imports from whole of Mexico

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Biomin - Naturally Ahead
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