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Pig Industry News By Category: Odour Control
18 September 2018
£3m support scheme launched to reduce air pollution from farming
The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership has launched a new £3 million programme to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture today (18 September, 2018)...
17 September 2018
Penang pig farmers held accountable for pollution scare
Malaysian government has warned local pig production units that action is being taken against those that continue to discharge untreated pig waste into the sea...
01 September 2017
China Targets Farm Waste as 'Clean' Power Source
CHINA - China will pay farmers to turn animal waste into fertiliser and power, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday, as Beijing cracks down on agricultural pollution that has for years leaked...
31 August 2017
Product to Keep Pig, Poultry Farms Fly-free Developed
PHILIPPINES - With the mounting complaints of flies and bad odour from poultry farms, a Davao-basaed inventor came up with a product that neutralises odour and drives away house flies and crawling insects...
06 February 2017
Combination of Strategies Effective at Mitigating Livestock Manure Odour
US - An Environmental Quality Engineer at South Dakota State University says a combination of strategies can be used to successfully address the odour emitted from swine operations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
01 February 2017
Work Starts on Huge Pig Farm in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Work has commenced on a new state of the art pig farm in Northern Ireland which is set to become one of the largest in the UK, writes Chris McCullough....
09 January 2017
New Field Guide for Slat Repair and Replacement Now Available
GLOBAL - Hog Slat Inc. has teamed up with Vanberg Specialized Coatings and Altenburg Construction to produce a working guide for swine producers covering the repair and replacement of concrete slats. ...
01 November 2016
WeatherFlow – Wind Meter for Your Smartphone
The old saying, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure” applies to measuring wind speed in a hog or poultry house. Gauging wind speed of tunnel ventilation or velocity out of an inlet without...
25 October 2016
3-D Printer Shapes Swine Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated...
19 October 2016
New Zealanders Asked to Work Together to Tackle Emissions from Farming
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment....
18 October 2016
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer,...
05 November 2015
The Scoop on Poop – Why is Manure Important?
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
28 September 2015
Encouraging Results for Carcase Cooling Container Trials
UK - Initial findings from two on-farm trials indicate that carcase cooling containers can successfully keep dead bin contents at a stable low temperature....
08 May 2015
How To Maintain and Troubleshoot Hog Slat's GROW-DISK Feeding System
GLOBAL - Appropriate maintenance and troubleshooting of a GROW-DISK chain feeding system will lead to smooth operation and a longer lifetime of the components....
19 March 2015
Planning Application Withdrawn for Foston Pig Farm
UK - Midland Pig Producers has withdrawn its current Planning Application for a pig farm, with associated biogas plant, at land near Foston Prison in Derbyshire....
31 December 2014
Free Online Tool Shows How to Reduce Odour from Manure
US - The new tool from Iowa State University evaluates options to reduce odours from livestock operations....
03 December 2014
How to Keep Pig Barn Smells and Emission Down
DENMARK - Environmental regulations for pig farmers in Denmark are becoming tighter and tighter....
20 August 2014
Phosphorus Requirements Limit Effectiveness of Strategies to Reduce Phosphorus in Swine Manure
CANADA - A business development specialist for swine with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development says minimum federal requirements for the inclusion of phosphorus in swine rations is limiting...
12 August 2014
Hot Water Pressure Washing Effective in Cleaning Manure Equipment
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says the use of hot water pressure washing equipment is helping custom swine manure applicators reduce the risk of...
17 June 2014
Natural Tannins Cut Pig Manure Odour
US - Tannins from the quebracho tree can control the production of compounds that cause manure odours, according to studies by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. ...
17 January 2014
SFP: Managing Manure Throughout Colder Months
US - Matt Werner, a SFP researcher, speaks to Sarah Mikesell about manure management throughout the colder months....
11 November 2013
New Danish Study Aims to Trap More Odour, Ammonia from Pig Manure
DENMARK - Controlled extraction of air from the slurry channels on pig farms combined with an effective biological treatment is how a new research project at the University of Aarhus aims to reduce odour...
08 October 2013
Odour from Free-range Piggeries No Cause for Concern
AUSTRALIA - Pigs might not be the most pleasant smelling creatures, but University of Southern Queensland (USQ) researchers have found piggeries may not be as bad as people think. ...
09 July 2013
Pig, Poultry Raisers Urged to Invest in Waste Management Facilities
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has called on poultry and hog raisers to invest in facilities and technology aimed at mitigating the negative effects of commercial...
03 June 2013
Innovation Drives Zoetis
ANALYSIS - Gloria Basse, Group Director - US Pork, discusses two innovations from Zoetis - a vaccine for swine flu and their introduction of a product that is an alternative to physical castration in male...
02 November 2012
Capturing and Recycling Ammonia Emissions from Livestock
US - Capturing and recycling ammonia from livestock waste is possible using a process developed by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. ...
15 August 2012
Ventilation Reduces Environmental Impact
DENMARK - A new smart ventilation system helps Danish livestock producers to overcome some of the environmental challenges that the industry faces. Scientists from Aarhus University are involved in the...
01 June 2012
EPP 2012: Markets, Developments for the Future
ANALYSIS - The second day of the Congress for the European Pig Producers (EPP) association, yesterday (31 May) started with an overview of the prospects for the global pig meat market, followed by presentations...
30 December 2011
Smart Feed Use Pays Dividends
UK - Being smarter with feed not only improves the bottom line of a pig business but also pays dividends when you need to present your unit in the best environmental light to customers, neighbours...
29 December 2011
Bacterial Filters Reduce Pig Farm Odours
DENMARK - Bacterial filters reduced butyric acid, dimethyl disulphide, ammonia and other malodorous compounds from pig farms, according to new research from Aalborg University....
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