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Monday 12th March 2018.

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Reducing competition for high quality protein ingredients between humans and livestock
The Pig Site speaks to Kayla Silva, researcher within the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, Ontario, about her current research regarding swine nutrition.

Top 5 things to do when you see pigs with diarrhoea
There is nothing more important than the health of your pigs. Therefore, it is vital to learn about the signs and effects of enteric diseases in the swine herd. Enteric diseases are gastrointestinal disorders that, if left untreated, can result in undernourished, dehydrated pigs and possible death.

Check piggery ventilation carefully during polar weather
A warning to farmers to check minimum ventilation rates in their piggeries, following the prolonged cold spell, has been issued by an environmental specialist.

Nutrition based on the health status of your herd
Despite similar genetic backgrounds and similar diets, large variations in production performance of commercial growing-finishing pigs exist among farms, writes Matthew Wedzerai, writer in the pig husbandry and animal feed industry.

Company News

Injection syringes – your reliable choice
The Swiss made Socorex® self-refilling syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system are designed for serial precision animal injections.
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
The concept of One Health represents very new terminology, but there is nothing new about the interaction between animals, humans and the environment. The interactions between these three areas are increasingly overlapping so that veterinary medicine, human medicine and the environment are becoming more and more closely linked. This is why the concept is called One Health.
Innovative pig feeding trough designs
Feed efficiency, i.e., how well pigs can convert feed into growth, is determined by the right pig feeder trough design, and is one of the most important factors that influence pig production.
2018 European PRRS Research Award open for submissions until July 1st
For the fifth time, Boehringer Ingelheim sponsors the European PRRS Research Award to support applied research for the improved control of the swine disease PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome).
Influence Feed: Feedback on food and fuel policy
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient bi-weekly report.
Gilt and Sow Management Guidelines 2017: Section 2 Gilt management
This section provides recommendations and best practices for gilt management. It will help producers prepare gilts to have high performance in their first parity while priming them for high lifetime performance.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Global market prices
This week we wish to look at some of the Global Market Prices.
Introducing Ingelvac Provenza — the birth of a new generation in swine protection
A new vaccine for pigs offers increased protection against damaging influenza strains that affect more than 70 percent of growing pigs every year.
Zoetis introduces US pork industry’s first vaccine with two PCV2 Genotypes
Zoetis has introduced Fostera® Gold PCV MH, the U.S. pork industry’s first vaccine to include two genotypes of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) — 2a and 2b.

Global Pig Industry News

   United Kingdom

AHDB in advanced talks with private partner to secure the future of MLCSL
Where next for UK and Irish livestock science and production?
AB Agri announces appointment of José Nobre as Chief Executive
International Women's Day: challenging farming stereotypes
Pork from Britain to be showcased in Japan
Get ready for change at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
NFU calls for detail on food and drink sector after Brexit

   Russian Federation

Russia managed to strengthen its position in the pork market of Hong Kong

   Japan

Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new benchmarking requirements

   United States

Meet the game-changing women of pig farming
2018 pork industry honours

   South Africa

Listeriosis outbreak traced to processed meat

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