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19 January 2018
AHDB commits £5m to fix "fragmented" farming innovation pipeline
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is committing £5m to fund Britain’s next generation of agricultural experts in an effort to overhaul the industry’s “fragmented” innovation and...
16 January 2018
BPI and PIC leading modernisation of pig farming in Philippines
Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has extended its partnership deal with PIC, the local unit of world-leading animal genetics company Genus plc, to promote the modernisation of pig farming...
09 January 2018
Danish research presents TN70 sow’s superior mothering ability
The Topigs Norsvin TN70 has better mothering skills than the DanAvl LY sow. She produces the same number of weaned pigs per litter with fewer resources. ...
The end of surgical castration?
The new alliance between Recombinetics and DNA Genetics is working towards breeding of sterile male pigs through genetic manipulation, with the primary aim being to end surgical castrations....
03 January 2018
UK pig stud secures biggest ever export order to China
The UK has received its largest ever export order from China for frozen boar semen, in a deal which also involves training Chinese staff in artificial insemination (AI) and semen handling. Deerpark Pedigree...
12 December 2017
Best of The Pig Site 2017: nutrition for piglets
Today in The Pig Site's best articles of 2017......
29 November 2017
Great gains for producers through Gilt Watch
Pig producers are being urged to sign up to AHDB Pork’s first Gilt Watch programme to share best practice and gain valuable insight into improving herd performance....
22 November 2017
Minding your gilts' prenatal environment
The lifelong performance of pigs is known to be affected by conditions during gestation (uterine) and early life (neonatal, 21 days after birth). Adverse conditions and stressors during gestation or nursing...
20 November 2017
Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
10 November 2017
Euthanasia workshops: helping pork producers to provide proper humane animal care
Pork producers are committed to ensuring their pigs receive proper humane care, but, despite their best efforts, not every pig will make it to market. ...
07 November 2017
Staffordshire pig producer lands major US deal for its "ground-breaking" pen
Multi-award-winning pig production firm, Midland Pig Producers (MPP), has clinched a major new deal to export its pioneering pig pen design to the US....
02 November 2017
MPP appoints new distributor for award-winning pen
The creators of a pioneering farrowing pen, which is challenging conventional farrowing systems across the globe, have announced the appointment of a new distributor....
27 October 2017
EU Pig Innovation group awards Grand Prix winners
Eight pig producers from across Europe will showcase best practice techniques in pig production as winners of the first EU PiG Grand Prix contest....
25 October 2017
NFU responds to EU Council conclusions on Brexit negotiations
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, said: “With less than a year and a half until our departure from the EU, farmers and growers are fast running out of patience with both parties over the Article 50 negotiations....
Historic low for Ukraine’s pig livestock numbers
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) agricultural markets analyst, Andriy Pankratov, has commented on Ukraine’s declining pig livestock, predicting that the beginning of 2018...
24 October 2017
China joins the movement to end cruel confinement of pigs
Qinglian Food Company commits to improve the quality of life for a million pigs on farm. One of China’s leading food companies has partnered with international charity, World Animal Protection, to...
02 October 2017
CME: Hog/Pork Industry Continues to Expand; Helps Keep 2018 Pork Price Inflation in Check
US - We think futures may construe the latest "Hogs and Pigs" report as bearish for the short term and neutral for spring/summer of 2018, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Right Diets, Right Volumes Critical to Peak Sow Productivity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says ensuring the sow receives the right feed in the right amount is key to ensuring top performance and extended productivity, according to Bruce Cochrane....
29 September 2017
CME: Weekly Pork Export Sales Not as Strong as Expected
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last two trading sessions despite continued erosion in the cash hog index and weak pork cutout values, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Strong Pork Demand Critical to Clearing Anticipated Record US Slaughter Hog Numbers
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says strong demand for pork will be critical to offset an anticipated record volume of US slaughter hogs expected to come to market over...
21 September 2017
Researchers Identify Strategies for Reducing Aggression Among Group Housed Sows
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says a range of strategies have been shown effective for reducing aggression among group housed sows, according to Bruce Cochrane....
19 September 2017
GB Sow Productivity Continues to Rise
UK - In the 12 months ending June 2017, the productivity of the GB sow herd continued to increase, according to latest data from Agrosoft, writes Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB Pork....
15 September 2017
England's Breeding Herd Steady; Fattening Pigs Up in June
UK - Defra figures from the 1 June Agricultural survey indicate that England’s pig herd increased modestly compared to the previous year, reaching almost 4.0 million head, writes Bethan Wilkins, AHDB...
12 September 2017
Tulip Announces Investment in UK Pig Farming
UK - Easey Holdings Ltd is a family-owned pig farming operation consisting of four key divisions - breeding herds (sows), growing herds, a veterinary practice and a livestock transport business....
06 September 2017
Nutrition Key to Improved Reproductive Performance, Longevity of Sows
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal suggests a greater focus on nutrition in the sow herd can result in better conception rates, improved milk production during lactation, reduce re-breeding intervals...
31 August 2017
CME: Hog Supplies in Canada; Implications for US Production in H2/2017
US & CANADA - USDA last week issued a report on the combined inventory of hogs and pigs in US and Canada, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pork Producers Encouraged to Formulate Sow Rations Based on Parity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal recommends segregating gestating sows housed in groups by parity to allow rations to be formulated to more closely meet their nutritional requirements, Bruce...
GB Pig Prices Return to Downwards Trajectory
UK - Despite some uplift in the previous week, the EU-spec SPP resumed its decline in week ended 26 August, reports Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst....
25 August 2017
Pig Farmers Urged to Improve Genetics, Infrastructure
NAMIBIA - Although Namibia still had to import 1,049 tonnes of pork from January to May, 38 per cent less than in the same period in 2016, the country could in the near future play a role to help feed...
14 August 2017
China-born Clones Bring Pig Organs Closer for Human Transplants
CHINA - Scientists have cloned genetically modified piglets that may prove a safe source of organs for transplants into humans....
 
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