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19 June 2018
Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018,...
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...
22 May 2018
Modulating brooders are costing you money
While the modulating controllers are the most popular choice, initial lab tests suggested the Hi/Lo type control panels would yield significant fuel savings...
21 May 2018
New case of PEDv in Southeastern Manitoba
A new case of PEDv was confirmed on May 15, 2018 in a finisher barn in Southeastern Manitoba. Biocontainment on this site is in place...
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...
17 May 2018
Tell-tail signs: 3D cameras alerting problem behaviours in pigs
A high-tech system involving 3D cameras could help UK farmers spot the early warning signs of tail biting in pigs – a health and welfare concern in affected pigs and a significant economic concern for...
Innovation abounds at Pig & Poultry Fair
Pig and poultry producers see the use of new technology to improve performance as one of the greatest opportunities in the years ahead, and there was plenty on offer at the Pig & Poultry Fair...
02 May 2018
CPF revises its sustainability goals for 2020
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) has revised its targets for natural resource use and waste disposal reduction for 2020 as its current performance has already exceeded the previous targets...
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...
09 April 2018
Blowers better for weaners
Blower heaters for weaner-grower pens may offer significant advantages over conventional in-pen bar heaters, according to Tim Miller, environmental specialist with ARM Buildings....
06 April 2018
Great new products at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. But innovators in the pig and poultry sectors are constantly pushing the boundaries to improve animal health, welfare and efficiencies. Attracting...
02 March 2018
Overheated pigs may get the cool down they need with Purdue technology
Modern sows are having more piglets than ever, and feeding those larger litters results in higher body temperatures. Air conditioning farrowing houses isn’t feasible, but Purdue University researchers...
19 February 2018
China turns to artificial intelligence to track its 700 million pigs
Alibaba, Tequ Group and Dekon group sign multi-million-dollar deal to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to China’s pig farming industry....
10 January 2018
Superior litter performance through feed management strategy
Recent research at the Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute (AFBI) has shown that sows can wean litter weights of over 115kg at 28 days of age and that pigs with low birth weights can have feed efficiency...
09 January 2018
Smithfield meets group sow housing goal
Smithfield makes the announcement that it has fulfilled its industry-leading commitment of providing group housing systems for pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States. Smithfield...
08 January 2018
Porcozin: the backpack disinfectant treating diarrhoea in pigs
A motorised backpack sprayer disinfectant, Porcozin, is effective against diarrhoea in three out of four litters....
08 December 2017
Best of the Pig Site 2017: Ventilation
Today in The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017......
05 December 2017
2018 rodenticide compliance for 11 farm assurance schemes
Eleven assurance schemes with combined memberships of 95,000 farm businesses will be compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for 2018....
01 December 2017
2017: a year in the global pig industry
2017 has been a challenging and exciting year for the pig industry. In case you missed anything, here on The Pig Site we’ll be looking back at some of our favourite articles from the last 12 months. First...
08 November 2017
European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines
Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe, says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)...
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....
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...
20 October 2017
Infrared Barn Inspection Service Expected to Reduce Risk of Barn Fires
CANADA - The Manitoba Farm Safety Programme is confident a new infrared barn inspection service it's offering will help farmers uncover problems that could lead to barn fires before they occur, writes...
13 October 2017
Group Sow Housing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says pork producers are finding the cost of maintaining the body condition of gestating sows housed in groups in pens to be lower than that of sows housed individually...
05 October 2017
Non-Competitive Feeding Allows Greater Range of Weight, Larger Group Size
CANADA - Research is showing the use of non-competitive feeding systems allows a greater range of sizes and ages of sows to be housed in larger groups in group sow housing systems, Bruce Cochrane reports....
03 October 2017
Restricted Access to Yards Reduces Risk of Exposure to Disease
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork suggests restricting access to yards to those essential to production will help reduce the risk of disease transmission,...
29 September 2017
Aussie Pig Farmers Leaders in Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - A voluntary initiative introduced by Australian pork producers to phase out the use of sow stalls on farm, has now been adopted and implemented by pig farmers who collectively account for...
25 September 2017
Deciding to Build New, Renovate Comes Down to Cost
CANADA - A Farm Building Consultant with FGC Construction says, when considering whether to build new or renovate when making the move from stall housing to group housing of gestating sows, the decision...
21 September 2017
AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust....
 
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