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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....
07 March 2018
Gilt and Sow Management Guidelines 2017: Section 2 Gilt management
This section provides recommendations and best practices for gilt management. It will help producers prepare gilts to have high performance in their first parity while priming them for high lifetime performance....
05 March 2018
Get ready for change at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
Farmers face a lot of uncertainty in the coming years, but armed with the best advice from the industry’s top leaders they will be able to make the most of any opportunities which lie ahead...
01 March 2018
Topigs Norsvin implements PRRS resistance in breeding value estimation
Topigs Norsvin has recently implemented selection for increased natural resistance to PRRS by using the WUR SNP in breeding value estimation. ...
20 February 2018
Can your boar ensure quality? Hypor Kanto can
These days, quality can be hard to find, unless you know where to look. And if you’re seeking a boar that offers exceptional meat quality, look no further than the Hypor Kanto. ...
02 February 2018
Gilt Watch hosts first meeting in Warwickshire
Pig producers have been told retaining more young sows is vital to their overall herd performance and to improve financial gains...
22 January 2018
#ColostrumIsGold campaign to slash antibiotic use
UK cattle, sheep and pig sectors are teaming up during February to promote the ‘liquid gold’ properties of colostrum in reducing the need for antibiotics in farm animals and improving their lifetime...
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...
 
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