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Tuesday 26th June 2018.
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Emily Houghton - ThePigSite Editor

Emily Houghton
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A note from the editor

As June comes to a close, we look forward to a second month of discussions surrounding swine health. With management of diseases in swine herds being a drain on money and the wellbeing of both animal and producer, it is important to stay educated on the latest research in on-farm best practice and any innovations that could save you a headache in the months to come! We look forward to providing you with the latest updates and interviews throughout July.

Our door is open!

If you have any story ideas or burning questions for us, please get in touch – we’ll be happy to put your questions to one of our experts.
Email the editor: emily.houghton@5mpublishing.com

As always, thank you for your support and patience whilst we continue to update The Pig Site, and have a great week!

Editor’s weekly picks:

The constitution of an Ox? What your pigs’ genetics can tell you

In addition to farm management, genetic selection can be a tool in reducing the risk of diseases, thereby reducing pain and suffering of animals. Slaughter remarks have small but favourable genetic relationships with both finishing production and carcass quality traits. Therefore, it is possible to enhance animal welfare along with the genetic selection for economically important production traits.

In many slaughter plants around the world it is common practice for animal health and welfare to be monitored during meat inspection at slaughter. Carcasses are examined by meat inspectors and remarks are made with respect to different diseases, injuries and other abnormalities. This data is also valuable for disease prevention and enhancing animal welfare, but is rarely used for this purpose.

The analysis of meat inspection data at slaughter suggests there are links between genetic variation and the most common indicators of poor animal welfare. Matthew Wedzerai reveals all about using a new technique to highlight important production traits whilst boosting swine welfare.

Read the full article here

The Pig Site and BIOMIN are offering a free digital download of Mycotoxins in Swine Production, 2nd Edition
This Week's Articles and Analysis

The constitution of an Ox? What your pigs’ genetics can tell you
The analysis of meat inspection data at slaughter suggests there are links between genetic variation and the most common indicators of poor animal welfare. Matthew Wedzerai reveals all about using a new technique to highlight important production traits whilst boosting swine welfare

Company News

Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter June 2018
It is with great excitement we now share this first edition of our newsletter with a focus on swine production and the industry.
Genesus global technical report: PCAI vs Traditional AI
No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam or spiral catheter) the reproduction success has different pieces to the puzzle.
Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summer
For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect their performance and in some cases prematurely lead to mortality.
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Is the Party Over? Part 2
In my last commentary I discussed some of the potential challenges to being an export nation for pork, which Canada very much is and has been for a very long time. The USA is rapidly becoming a very significant one as well.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. 80¢ Lean Hogs!
At the first part of April CME Lean Hogs for July were 73¢ lb. on this past Friday they reached 83¢ lb. What’s even better for our industry cash lean hogs Iowa/Minnesota averaged last Friday 83.50¢ lb.
How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal system
Pigs get stressed out for lots of reasons, but weaning, heat, crowding, transportation and challenges getting acclimated to new environments often have the biggest impact on performance.
Are mycotoxins damaging the productivity of your herd? Find out with this free e-book
"Mycotoxins in Swine Production" (2nd Ed), produced by leading researchers in mycotoxin management, is designed to educate the reader on the effects of mycotoxins on swine performance, fertility and immunity
Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018, certification under ISO 9001:2015. The company has maintained certification under ISO standards since October 2000
Strict biosecurity recommended in the fight against African Swine Fever
With African Swine Fever (ASF) continuing its spread through Eastern and Central Europe and industry leaders warning pig producers about an increased risk of ASF reaching the UK, speciality chemicals company LANXESS is recommending the implementation of strict biosecurity protocols to help prevent the spread of the disease


Global Pig Industry News

   United Kingdom

UK Robotics Week 2018: new whitepaper now available on Agri-Tech
Make Red Tractor the flagship for British food, then shout about it
NFU President to underline importance of food to Secretary of State
Impact of Carbon dioxide gas shortages on the British meat industry
New-look Cereals delivers for whole farming sector
Immediate action needed from Defra on Countryside Stewardship
UK government minsters support rural businesses at royal highland show

   United States

258,121 pounds of pork lard products recalled by Quay Corporation
DSM talks vitamin D and boosting post-weaning productivity
New way to combat infertility in your boars

   Canada

Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay sets out on the 'Growing Canadian Agriculture' tour
NPPC calls for expanded access to foreign workers

   Global

Compassion’s Awards celebrate continual drive for global farm animal welfare

   European Union

Anizome™ launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition
Winterbotham Darby wins prestigious Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming

   Spain

Thermography serving pig vets and farmers with new app

   Australia

Mutton announces Peacock appointment to pork body

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