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24 May 2018
DanBred documents genetic gain of 5.97 EUR per finisher
Over the last three years, DanBred has generated and documented a genetic gain of € 5.97 per finisher...
How new 3D biometric identification can improve biosecurity within and between swine farms
The technology will be presented at this year's World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa...
Putting pig welfare first: OIE adopts pig welfare chapter
World Animal Protection welcomes the adoption of the pig welfare chapter by over 181 member countries, coordinated by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)...
State of emergency due to droughts in Argentina
Agribusiness has declared the agricultural emergency due to drought in Corrientes and Santiago del Estero...
22 May 2018
Swine welfare game-changers
The Pig Site speaks to Pork CRC CEO Roger Campbell about innovations in science within the swine welfare sector...
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...
21 May 2018
New case of PEDv in Southeastern Manitoba
A new case of PEDv was confirmed on May 15, 2018 in a finisher barn in Southeastern Manitoba. Biocontainment on this site is in place...
Premium pig classes expected at Royal Bath & West Show
Charismatic and intelligent animals, pigs are a popular attraction at the Royal Bath & West Show. But they are not the easiest animals to exhibit, as there are usually many pigs in the ring at the same...
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...
18 May 2018
Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza
Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system...
Ability to exercise benefits stall-housed gestating sows
The NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare says research has shown that gestating sows housed in stalls will benefit from the opportunity to exercise...
High-risk viruses survive in feed, threaten US pork
An investigation initiated by the Pipestone System and Scott Dee, DVM, continues to uncover more information about the link between feed ingredients and foreign pathogen movement....
Early PRRS vaccination helps protect pigs through slaughter
A new, single-dose vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been shown to protect pigs from before weaning to slaughter, helping prevent secondary infections and performance...
Yeske: Mycoplasma elimination ‘always a good strategy’
Eliminating mycoplasma from a herd works well with a fast payback, even in hog-dense areas, according to research conducted by Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota....
17 May 2018
Tell-tail signs: 3D cameras alerting problem behaviours in pigs
A high-tech system involving 3D cameras could help UK farmers spot the early warning signs of tail biting in pigs – a health and welfare concern in affected pigs and a significant economic concern for...
Hipra launches Smart Vaccination across their full range at ESPHM 2018 for total vaccination control
Hipra announces launch of Radiofrequency Identification across their full vaccine range and worlds first IOT intramuscular vaccine administration device 'HipraQnect' at ESPHM 2018, completing their Smart...
One-on-one group housing workshop at World Pork Expo 2018
Bring your sow housing questions to World Pork Expo and meet one-on-one with other pork producers. Whether you’re thinking about building new or remodelling your existing stall barn into group pens,...
Innovation abounds at Pig & Poultry Fair
Pig and poultry producers see the use of new technology to improve performance as one of the greatest opportunities in the years ahead, and there was plenty on offer at the Pig & Poultry Fair...
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...
16 May 2018
UK pig industry halves antibiotic usage in two years
Industry leaders have welcomed latest figures which show the pig industry reduced antibiotic usage in the UK by 28 per cent in 2017, bringing the total reduction in two years to more than 50 percent...
Fresh approach to controlling N and P emissions
UK pig producers can now use innovative soluble tannin-based ingredients in feed as an aid to improve performance, thereby reducing nitrogen and phosphorus excretion on farm...
11 May 2018
Impurities in FDA-approved injectible iron solutions: a response to the claims
Ceva's response to Pharmacosmos study on impurities in FDA-approved injectable Iron solutions...
CCTV in English abattoirs now mandatory
Official Veterinarians will have unlimited access to footage within abattoirs based in England...
Data can help improve PRRS control
Implementing metrics and utilising predictive analytics can help pork producers improve their management of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome say experts from Zoetis...
Great success of Magapor´s ITM international meeting
Described as the largest and most highly-attended edition to date, the meeting welcomed more than 400 specialists in the swine reproduction sector from 38 countries across 5 continents for two days...
10 May 2018
Heavy metal impurities found in 94 percent of tested injectable irons for piglets
New data shows concentrations of arsenic, chromium and/or lead exceeding the permitted daily exposure limit for humans in 15 of 16 widely used injectable iron products for baby pigs...
Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project expanding but needs more industry participants
The Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Program (MSHMP) closed its pathogen year on June 30, 2017. Here are highlights on PRRS from the issued report...
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...
09 May 2018
First pan-European UKAS accredited welfare standard raises the bar for pig welfare
In a first for pig welfare, UK-based continental meats supplier Winterbotham Darby gains accreditation for their Winterbotham Darby European Farm Partnership (EFP) pig module...
DanBred establishing multiplier in Mexico
DanBred will be establishing a multiplier in Mexico with local investors. By 2019 DanBred will have 5,000 purebred young females ready for the Mexican market...
 
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