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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...
09 May 2018
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...
02 May 2018
The important role of diagnostics in controlling PRRS in Europe
The recent launch of Suvaxyn PRRS MLV, an innovative vaccine by Zoetis containing a modified live European Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus strain, is helping to raise awareness...
24 April 2018
Scientific, ethical, and economic aspects of farm animal welfare
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) discusses its strategy for optimising animal welfare in agriculture....
23 April 2018
Future proofing pigs
With technology and management practices constantly evolving, keeping abreast of the latest developments can be difficult. But it will be possible to find it all in one place when the British Pig & Poultry...
The Pork Expo Africa 2018
Pork Expo Africa is Africa’s largest pig/pork industry-specific trade show that brings together pig producers, input manufacturers/traders, pork/pig traders, consumers and industry professionals from...
20 April 2018
Magapor ITM 2018: What is to come?
The 13th International Technical Meeting (ITM), hosted by Magapor, will take place in the auditorium of the World Trade Centre of Zaragoza, Spain....
18 April 2018
Threat of extinction for British native pig breeds
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust has issued its updated watchlist for 2018-19, with the British Landrace, British Lop, Large Black and Middle White continuing to feature top of the list....
13 April 2018
DanBred launches Dutch subsidiary
The establishment of DanBred BV will ensure the continuous supply of DanBred breeding animals and genetics to the Dutch market....
03 April 2018
Inbreeding: not all gloom and doom
In general, the greater the degree of inbreeding, the greater the reduction in performance of the pig. However, Genesus experts say that inbreeding in pig populations is not all gloom and doom. ...
27 March 2018
Checkoff collaboration boosts farm-level research
The National Pork Board has announced a new collaboration with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to support a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being....
 
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