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TODAY'S NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How PEDv came to Georgia
Friday March 6, 2015
The first outbreak of PEDv in the American state of Georgia has been traced to a live pig show. Samples from the show have tested positive for the disease.

European sow herd poised to reflect low prices (possibly)
Thursday March 5, 2015
The European Union sow herd hasn't started falling yet, according to December 2014 data from 22 member countries — but there are tentative signs here and there (for those who like their glass half full) that it may just be about to happen.

Food companies learn why shoppers prefer British pork
Thursday March 5, 2015
Food Manufacture has showcased NPA's recent press release which reported over 80 percent of consumers say supermarkets should continue to stock high levels of British meat to maintain consumer confidence following the 2013 Horsegate scandal. The release is part of NPA's current Keep-It-Up! messaging.

England breeding herd still falling
Thursday March 5, 2015
The total number of pigs in England has increased by 1.5 percent since December 2013 to 3.7m. But the female breeding herd is still falling. It was down 3.8 percent in December, compared to December 2013, and there are signs of further falls to come.

Producer margins shrinking but still positive last quarter
Thursday March 5, 2015
The average cost of pig production in Britain the final quarter of 2014, as estimated by AHDB/BPEX, was just over 142p/kg (£116 per head). This is 2p lower than in quarter three and is largely attributable a reduction in feed costs following last summer's harvest. This is the lowest recorded cost of production since the third quarter of 2010, mirroring trends in feed prices.

Brussels to probe PEDv risks in Europe
Wednesday March 4, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority will be given a mandate this week to initiate non-compulsory reporting of PEDv cases in Europe and to collate information already available.

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