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Friday, August 24, 2018
'We’ve almost forgotten that boars just perform better'
Larry Rueff, DVM, is a big believer in immunocastration. Ever since the swine veterinarian from Greensburg, IN, stopped physically castrating some of his pigs 4 years ago, and started using a protein compound...
Thursday, August 09, 2018
New antimicrobial regulations present an opportunity for Canadian hog producers
As of 1 December , 2018, all medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only in Canada. MSP[RS] provides an insight into how producers can continue to beat disease...
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
Seasonal changes traditionally bring fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, flare-ups of respiratory and enteric disease in swine herds...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Absolutely the least exciting thing about raising pigs
Maintenance. We all know it’s important but it’s not something anybody gets excited about doing...
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Technology from Hesse for organic enjoyment from Bavaria
The organic sector is booming, and at Packlhof, about 35 kilometres south of Munich, the reason for this is immediately clear to everyone...
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
New DanBred breeding goals released
Since LP5 (Living Piglets on day 5 after farrowing) was introduced as a breeding goal, it has contributed to a significant and positive genetic gain and corresponding reproductive ability in the commercial...
Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter July 2018
In the second edition of our new swine production and industry newsletter we look forward to IPVS and share insight on the importance of water measurement in swine production. ...
Monday, June 25, 2018
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....
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
CPF commits to animal welfare goals on all farms
Charoen Popkhand Foods Plc (CPF) commits to group sow housing and strong implementation of animal welfare practices on all of it's farms ...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Novus International provides solutions for industry pain points at World Pork Expo 2018
At this year’s World Pork Expo, Novus is taking its science-based approach a step further by not only providing the latest research and data to attendees, but also addressing true industry pain points...
Monday, June 11, 2018
PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development
PIC and Giastar continue their multiyear agreement to support the development of a 50,000 sow breeding system...
World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Comments on China, Russia, Pork Tariffs
Speaking live from the 2018 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Jim Long, president and CEO of Genesus, shares his international view of pig prices and demand along with the impact of tariffs on US pork...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Modulating brooders are costing you money
While the modulating controllers are the most popular choice, initial lab tests suggested the Hi/Lo type control panels would yield significant fuel savings...
Monday, May 21, 2018
Swine tagging…why and how!
Animal identification is step one to providing the production data needed to manage a swine operation and make the decisions required for herd improvement...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Ceva “Spotlights the Future” at ESPHM 2018
Ceva’s rapid development as a major player in the European swine sector was further underlined with a strong scientific showing during the symposium...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Zoetis releases results of new Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV studies
Following its launch in January, Zoetis has released the results of a series of studies around the biological properties of Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV, an innovative vaccine containing a modified live European...
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Maximising colostrum intake at birth improves finishing performance
Pig Health Today discuss how colostrum intake can impact upon finishing performance and how to increase colostrum intake....
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Nuscience launches next phase of Biotica innovation drive for Canadian market
CALGARY, ALBERTA — New speciality market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in Canada, available...
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Needles & Sins: Sloppy vaccination protocols can jeopardise herd health, welfare, returns
Innocent but often costly mistakes happen when vaccines aren’t properly stored, handled or administered. Pig Health Today talked with an Illinois producer who lost 30 market hogs following a vaccination...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
“We want to share our knowledge on topics that interest local pig farmers!”
Nigeria: Big Dutchman seminar about profitable pig production well-attended...
Monday, April 02, 2018
Retailers setting their sights on pain management in pig production
Although antibiotics and sow housing have remained center stage in recent years, retailers are increasingly are putting pressure on producers to address pain management as part of their responsible-sourcing...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farms
Cost-benefit analyses may be conducted prospectively to decide whether to implement an intervention or retrospectively to determine if an animal-health intervention was successful. Either way, they’re...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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...
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...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Gilt and Sow Management Guidelines 2017: Section 1 General Farm Review
This section provides checklists on key performance indicators related to general sow farm processes and performance. ...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Genesus global technical report: Short remarks about sow's lactation
If you search the internet «sows do not produce milk» or «sows do not produce enough milk» you will find multiple articles, trials, recommendations and expert’s opinions; that often contradict each...
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Achieving high-quality pork: Superior genetics & proper animal-carcass handling
In this issue of the Pig Improver, we explore facts, both well-known and maybe not as well-known, about achieving consistent high quality pork....
Monday, November 27, 2017
Sow management tips: total preparation for top performance
Supplying top genetics for pork production at the least cost to ensure client success is at the core of Hypor’s business. Success with sow breeding begins with proper preparation for the next round....
 
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