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19 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 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. ...
03 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Denmark 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...
12 June 2018
Pig Industry News from China PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development
Another strong step forward to provide the best genetics in China....
11 June 2018
Pig Industry News from China 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...
14 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Never stop improving: PIC’s game-changing genetic advancements in pork quality
At PIC, genetic improvement of pigs is accelerating faster than ever before....
07 March 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union 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....
21 February 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Gilt and Sow Management Guidelines 2017: Section 1 General Farm Review
This section provides checklists on key performance indicators related to general sow farm processes and performance. ...
27 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Achieving high-quality pork: Superior genetics & proper animal-carcass handling
In this issue of the Pig Improver, we explore facts, both well-known and maybe not as well-known, about achieving consistent high quality pork....
23 January 2018
Pig Industry News from China Giantstar and PIC China enter into a long term partnership
Giantstar and PIC have recently signed a multi-year agreement to support the development of a new 50,000 sow breeding system. This agreement will significantly expand the Giantstar business and strengthen...
29 November 2017
Pig Industry News from China PIC China's 2017 symposium: Dreaming big for China
The Chinese pig industry is going through an amazing transformation. For over 21 years, PIC China has been working side-­‐by-­‐side with the pig producers to advance genetics and improve the competitiveness...
14 November 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Møllevang and PIC enter into a strategic relationship
Møllevang, an independent Danish porcine genetics company, and PIC, the porcine business unit of Genus plc and global supplier of elite porcine genetics and services, are pleased to announce they have...
03 October 2017
Pig Industry News from China PIC China makes milestone shipment to Shennong
Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group (Shennong) has recently imported more than 1,000 elite, high-health great grandparent (GGP) from The PIG Improvement Company (PIC)....
15 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: PIC Advances Swine Nutrition with Manual, New Tools
ANALYSIS - At PIC, they are providing genetics as well as the technical expertise to producers to help realize the genetic potential at the slat level. One of those areas of technical expertise that PIC...
27 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Optimum Boar Life: Improving Market Pig Profit Through the Terminal Sire
GLOBAL - PIC terminal sires are selected based on the performance-potential of their progeny in commercial grow-finish flows. ...
24 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Driving Savings From Handling & Transporting Pigs
GLOBAL - In the increasingly competitive global swine industry we must continue to look for any and all opportunities to maximize efficiency and deliver on profit potential. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Genus's PIC Enters Strategic Partnership with Hermitage
GLOBAL - Genus, a leading global animal genetics company, and Hermitage, one of the longest established pig breeding companies in Europe, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to enter...
22 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Global PIC Helps to Improve Your Profit Per Sow
GLOBAL - At the end of last year, PIC conducted a series of road shows in the US. During two weeks, a team of technical experts went to various locations across the Midwest to meet with over 800 people...
09 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global PIC Pork Quality Programme: A Quarter of Century of Progress
GLOBAL - PIC’s focus for the past 25 years has been on genetically improving and environmentally optimising factors impacting pork quality. Its goal has been to design, implement, and continuously improve...
31 October 2016
Pig Industry News from China PIC China's 2016 Symposium Celebrates 20th Anniversary
CHINA - Since 1996, PIC has had a strong presence within the Chinese swine industry. Since that time, the company has been committed to delivering the best genetics and providing technical services throughout...
25 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States The Next Step in Pig Genetic Improvement – Sequencing the PIC Genome
UK - In 2013, PIC was the first swine genetics company to utilise tens of thousands of genotypes per animal to increase annual genetic improvement across all lines and traits. ...
03 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global PIC Launches New Nutrient Specifications Manual
GLOBAL - PIC is excited to introduce the new Nutrient Specification Manual. This new manual provides detailed nutritional recommendations to help producers realise the most value from pigs with PIC genetics....
11 July 2016
Pig Industry News from China PIC China and Shennong Strengthen their Long-Term Partnership
CHINA - PIC China signed a multi-year partnership agreement with Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group providing 50,000 sows for a new production pyramid. ...
26 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Grain Particle Size for PIC Pigs
GLOBAL - Particle size, depending on the phase of production, can be managed to maximise nutrient digestibility or to maximise longevity. Research has shown that for every 100 micron reduction in grain...
19 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Genus and Caribou Biosciences Collaborate on Leading CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Technology in Livestock Species
GLOBAL - Genus, a global pioneer in animal genetics, and Caribou Biosciences, a leader in the revolutionary field of CRISPR-Cas gene editing, are pleased to announce a multi-year strategic collaboration...
18 March 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Prestigious Award for PIC Veterinarian
US - Dr Bob Thompson received the American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ Technical Services/Allied Industry Veterinarian of the Year Award during the association’s 47th Annual Meeting on February...
18 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Genus Wins PLC Award for 'Best Technology
PIC's parent company, Genus plc, has been named 'Best Technology' company at the prestigious PLC awards, which were held in London, UK, on evening March 3rd....
10 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Philippines PIC Imports Next Generation Breeders to Stock New Nucleus Facility
PHILIPPINES - PIC Philippines chartered a B747 in November to import 862 top-indexing breeders from the US to populate its new Sire and Dam line Nucleus facility on the main island of Luzon. ...
09 December 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Genus Produces First Pigs Resistant to PRRS Virus
US - Genus, a global pioneer in animal genetics, has developed the first pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv), through a long-standing collaboration with the University...
28 October 2015
Pig Industry News from China PIC China's 2015 Symposium Highlights Value Components
CHINA - The 2015 PIC Symposium, with the theme "Value in the Hands of the Customer”, was held on the 11th of October in the city of Nanjing, China. The event was acclaimed a great success by the audience...
27 July 2015
Pig Industry News from China Outstanding Weaned Piglet Results for Xuanwei Farm of Shennong
CHINA - PIC China congratulates the Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group in setting a new milestone in China by attaining 30 pigs weaned per sow per year....
 
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