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01 November 2018
Hypor announces birth of first batch of Maxter piglets
Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, at the beginning of this year Hypor opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France....
19 October 2018
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...
24 September 2018
APRIL appoints first CEO and Chief Scientist
John Pluske has been appointed inaugural Chief Scientist and CEO of Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL)...
Genesus global technical report: Large litters and piglet quality a necessary tradeoff?
Litter size at birth has been considered one of the most important traits for evaluating sow prolificacy for the past few decades. Genetic selection for highly prolific sows has resulted in notable improvement...
07 September 2018
Narrower slat and gap width flooring benefits sow foot health
Research conducted by the University of Manitoba has shown narrowing the gap width in slatted concrete flooring can improve the foot health of sows while maintaining the effectiveness of manure handling...
06 September 2018
Farrowing fun makes for contented sows
A Pork CRC research project investigating sow contentment has yielded hugely positive results in reducing still births and enhancing affective state in older sows...
03 September 2018
Manitoba Pork's cost of production model for swine producers
Manitoba Pork has worked with MNP, an accounting and consulting company, to develop different model farms to generate cash flow projections and trial balance sheets and provide some insight into the economics...
29 August 2018
National Swine Registry updates policy on over-ageing purebred pigs
In a letter addressed to all members and stakeholders, the new policy was announced that all breeding animals being exhibited at National Swine Registry events will be exhibited by weight...
20 August 2018
Is chlamydia affecting swine reproduction rates and the occurrence of reproductive disorders?
Researchers from Poland investigate the occurrence of reproductive disorders in pig herds with and without chlamydia infection using statistical analysis of breeding parameters...
14 August 2018
New research shows efficacy of intravaginal gel in synchronising ovulation in sows
Researchers from the US test the design and biological effects of a vaginally administered gel containing the GnRH agonist, triptorelin, for synchronising ovulation in swine...
08 August 2018
Introducing the new rules on gene-editing in pork production
What you need to know about the recent EU court ruling on gene-editing and GMO, and how this will affect pig farmers globally...
01 August 2018
Maximise your chances: New research highlights function of zinc in boar fertility
The Pig Site speaks to Karl Kerns, fertility researcher at the University of Missouri and author of a recently published study investigating the true function of zinc in sperm maturation and swine fertility...
30 July 2018
Dealing with drought and evading heat stress in swine
The Pig Site provides top tips from across the globe on how to manage high temperatures on farm, how to prevent and treat heat stress in pigs and how to manage water shortages during a drought...
20 July 2018
Gene editing for the future: Are you doing it right?
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training this year to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture...
19 July 2018
PIC is introducing the PIC®800
PIC, the global leader in swine genetics, is pleased to announce the introduction of the PIC800, the new gold standard for Duroc terminal sires. ...
09 July 2018
Pirbright lead €5.6 million consortium to DEFEND against ASF
Scientists from The Pirbright Institute are spearheading a 31 member consortium named ‘DEFEND’ which has been awarded €5.6 million by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme to study two viral...
07 July 2018
New way to combat infertility in your boars
Researchers at the University of Missouri have now found that zinc plays a key role in promoting fertility in males, a discovery that has implications for improved in vitro fertilisation and artificial...
04 July 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...
03 July 2018
Møllevang and PIC enter into a strategic relationship
Møllevang, one of Denmark’s leading pig breeding companies, and PIC, the global leader in swine genetics, are pleased to announce that, effective today, the two companies have entered into a strategic...
02 July 2018
Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survival
Piglet survival sets the stage for a hog system’s success. Two midwestern sow operations recently discussed how each achieves high piglet-survival rates by using different techniques to attend farrowing....
28 June 2018
DanBred opens AI station and multipliers in Japan
DanBred has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with CIMCO to establish sale of DanBred genetics in Japan...
26 June 2018
Uganda pork producers to benefit from improved pig breeds
Uganda is one of the best pork consuming countries in Africa; it has per capita consumption estimated at more than 3.4kg per person per year according to FAO estimates of 2011 and is the highest in the...
23 June 2018
Genesus global technical report: PCAI vs Traditional AI
No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam or spiral catheter) the reproduction success has different pieces to the puzzle....
15 June 2018
Multi-million-pound boost for crop resilience
New funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation ...
11 June 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...
04 June 2018
PEDv update: 6 confirmed cases in Southeastern Manitoba
There are now six confirmed PED cases in Southeast Manitoba in the 2018 outbreak, including three finisher operations, two sow operations and one nursery operation. Biocontainment is in place on these...
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...
18 May 2018
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...
11 May 2018
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...
 
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