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Tuesday 20th March 2018.
This Week's Articles and Analysis

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Genesus Global Market Report: South Asia
Market analysis for Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines.
More planning required for feed medications in new VFD era
Planning, paperwork and prevention are the priorities on hog farms in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD), which came onto the scene in January 2017.
The impacts of marbling on production traits and carcass composition
Swine breeding programs have traditionally been focused on production efficiencies (i.e. growth rate and feed conversion) and leanness of the carcass. This focus has led to dramatic improvement in production efficiency and feed conversion. More recently, the market is starting to shift in that marbling and meat quality are growing in importance for consumers, packers and processors.
The eve of disruption: How changes in retail and consumer trends might affect pork consumption—and production
Today, almost any product in the world is at your fingertips — literally. A mouse click or screen tap is all you need for access. And often you can get the item you covet delivered the next day — at no extra cost.
Never stop improving: PIC’s game-changing genetic advancements in pork quality
At PIC, genetic improvement of pigs is accelerating faster than ever before.
Quality feedstuff for healthy livestock and quality food
Interview with Dr. Erich Erber, Founder and President, Erber AG of which Biomin is a part, Dr. Jan Vanbrabant, Chairman of Executive Board and CEO, Erber AG, Dr. Hannes Binder, Managing Director, Biomin Holding GmbH, Mr. Marc Guinnement, Managing Director, Biomin Asia-Pacific, and Mr. Jack AN, Managing Director, Biomin China.
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
Prof. Paolo Martelli, DVM, Diplomate ECPHM, President of the ECPHM, Full Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Parma University, Italy, outlines how to achieve swine herd immunity based on recent scientific findings. Adapted from remarks given at BIOMIN Antibiotic-free Days in November 2017.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: December United States and Canadian hog inventory report
The USA-Canadian market is linked in many aspects: pork trades both ways, Canadian Feeder Pigs, market hogs, sows are sent from Canada to USA. Both countries chase similar export markets. Last week United States and Canada Inventory was released for December.
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia March 2018
Pig Price is 84 Roubles per live kg ($1.47). Average cost of production quoted at about 65 Roubles ($1.14) and with some of the top companies quoting costs in the 50’s average - profitability remains for most of the world, good at 2200 Roubles ($40).
Cull-sow market endangers foreign animal-disease prevention
The US cull-sow market could threaten containment plans if a foreign animal-disease (FAD) outbreak occurred in the US, according to Jim Lowe, DVM, associate professor at the University of Illinois.


Global Pig Industry News

   United Kingdom

UK and EU agree terms for Brexit transition period
NFU welcomes PM’s ambition to deliver a successful farming policy

   Germany

New pen concepts could address animal welfare concerns in an environmentally friendly way

   Thailand

Swine and poultry farms of Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) certified under Thai Labour Standard

   United States

A & A Finest recalls frozen pork and shrimp dumpling products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen
NFU applauds introduction of STRESS Act
Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label

   Canada

Canadian pork industry statement on the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
Canadian minister of agriculture and agri-food strengthens agricultural trade with Japan, South Korea

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