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23 October 2018
Quarantine window for feed ingredients may reduce hog disease risk
Foreign animal diseases (FAD) are top of mind as the ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have raised the stakes to implement new practices designed to minimise...
22 October 2018
Castration rule change a chance for Europe’s producers to get ‘smarter, faster’
Changes to rules around pig castration in Europe should be viewed as an opportunity to improve welfare and efficiencies rather than a problem producers need to overcome, says pig health expert...
Study finds benefits and tradeoffs in feeding rice bran to pigs
Rice is the third most widely grown cereal grain worldwide, and the bran left over from milling white rice is available in large quantities for livestock feed...
Pork prices stay firm despite swine fever
Recent outbreaks of African swine fever in China have not caused a big impact on the supply and price of pork in China, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs...
19 October 2018
Changing the Chinese pork sector disease status
The Veterinary Counsel, along with the Canadian Pork Council, suggest that the entire global pork sector has a vested interest in improving the health status of the Chinese swine herd and creating a biosecurity...
US researchers produce coronavirus-resistant pigs
Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly porcine virus, Transmissible gastroenteritis...
Study finds gene-edited pigs resistant to billion dollar virus
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code...
18 October 2018
Could a no-deal Brexit mean backtracking our welfare standards?
UK - Government must prioritise high welfare imports to avoid low-grade, low-welfare products arriving on our supermarket shelves...
17 October 2018
Where is African swine fever now?
What is the current status of ASF around the world, and what are both infected and non-infected regions doing to stop its spread?...
15 October 2018
African swine fever hits China farm with 20,000 pigs as risks rise
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a new African swine fever case on a farm with nearly 20,000 pigs on Monday, the largest farm yet to report the highly contagious disease in the world’s top pork producer...
What can carcass-based assessments tell us about the lifetime welfare status of pigs?
Research study indicates that carcass assessments, including monitoring of carcass lesions and weight, provide useful lifetime welfare information...
How to equip your show pig project
Showing livestock becomes more competitive each year. And parents, beware. The necessary equipment and supplies probably seem a little different than when you showed...
14 October 2018
Medicator aids Show Pig production
Adding a water-based medicator adds flexibility to your management options. ...
12 October 2018
Strep suis resurfacing to challenge high-health herds
What’s old is new again — or at least that’s what some high-health herds are finding with Streptococcus suis (Strep suis)...
China mulls cutting protein in animal feed as soybean supply tightens
CHINA (Reuters) - The current guideline recommends only minimum levels of protein; the move is being considered due in part to higher Chinese tariffs on US soybeans, which has caused Chinese soymeal prices...
ATP bioluminescence used to assess trailer cleanliness
Prairie Swine Centre research publishes a new study documenting the successful use of ATP bioluminescence in efficiently testing trailer hygiene...
African swine fever moves westwards in Europe
What can pet pig keepers, smallholders, and commercial pig producers do to prevent disease reaching our pigs in the UK?...
11 October 2018
New “At The Meeting” episodes discuss summer PRRS outbreaks and latest research on PCV3
In two new episodes of the “At The Meeting … Honoring Dr Bob Morrison” podcast, cohosts Dr Tom Wetzell, Dr Gordon Spronk and Dr Montserrat Torremorell visit with researchers about possible factors...
Holding time for feedstuffs may reduce swine disease risk
A new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms...
09 October 2018
Organic sector calls for clearer contingency measures as Brexit looms
UK - The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event...
The profits of feed production and innovation as a livestock producer
A growing number of major farming operations are opting to take charge of their futures by embracing a stronger direct role in feed production and feed additive innovation...
08 October 2018
Belgium finds African swine fever in military camp
Belgian authorities document 29 cases of ASF and discover dead boar in military camp. Was ASF introduced to Belgium by soldiers?...
07 October 2018
Your next livestock medicator should be electric
It is a standard production practice to use water driven medicators to administer medications, vaccines, and supplements to livestock and poultry. With good water quality and routine maintenance, virtually...
05 October 2018
Thai livestock industry marks 2018 as one of the best years for animal welfare
Thailand celebrated World Animal Day 2018 with huge progress in animal rights, especially in the area of livestock welfare, where several game-changing policies have been made by the government and major...
Illinois farmer named America's Pig Farmer of the Year
Patrick Bane, a farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois, receives the 2018 award from Pork Checkoff in recognition of his pig production excellence...
Vietstock 2018: revealing the keys to success in pig production
Vietstock 2018 is set to commence this month with an influential line-up of speakers gathering at the event from 17 to 19 October 2018...
Expert panel warns that Brexit trade deals may be the biggest risk to high animal welfare
Future trade deals pose the highest threat to high farm animal welfare standards and protecting British farmers from being undercut by lower standard imports, according to an expert panel at the RSPCA...
04 October 2018
Life after zinc oxide - 3 tips for tackling post-weaning diarrhoea
Post-weaning diarrhoea is a problem for pig producers all around the world that has a big impact on future pig performance. With both antibiotics and now zinc oxide being removed from piglet diets in the...
Is your pig barn a sitting fire hazard?
USA - Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) released a first-of-its-kind report highlighting the more than 2.7 million US farm animals who perished in potentially preventable barn fires from 2013 to...
03 October 2018
Good data key to making sound PRRS decisions
Implementing metrics and utilising predictive analytics can help pork producers improve their management of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), said Jose Angulo, DVM, a PRRS specialist...
 
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