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Friday, November 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Ways to Evaluate the Benefit of Gilts Synchronised by Altresyn on the Flow of Breeding Animals and Piglet Output
DENMARK - Synchronisation of gilts with Altresyn allowed more even numbers of matings every week, and this resulted in a more regular flow into the farrowing rooms, better utilisation of farrowing house...
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Producers to Halve Use of Critical Antibiotics
DENMARK - With a brand new action plan, the Danish Pig Research Centre is aiming to halve the use of the antibiotic, tetracycline, before the end of 2015. At the same time, the current Yellow Card scheme...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Chr. Hansen to Launch Global PorcBoost Programme at EuroTier
DENMARK - The Complete PorcBoost™ probiotic programme supports all stages of swine production, says Chr. Hansen....
Friday, October 31, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Larger Finishing Units Will Offer Better Returns for Danish Pig Producers
DENMARK - There are major benefits to be gained from producing finishers in new, larger units, participants at the recent Herning conference heard. ...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark How the Danes Love Their Pork Dishes!
DENMARK - In a bid to find the top national food of Denmark, the choice has been narrowed down to eight dishes, presenting all the regions of the country. Six of those dishes include pig meat! ...
Pig Industry News from Denmark MRSA and Danish Pig Production in Perspective
DENMARK - There are several strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria but one strain in particular, CC398, is associated with animals and is in Denmark primarily found in pigs....
Monday, October 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown to Test Antibiotic-free Pig Production
DENMARK - Five of Danish Crown's cooperative owners will begin trialling the production of slaughter pigs without antibiotics from December....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Industry Steps up Border Disease Measures
DENMARK - With African swine fever just 10 hours driving time away, the Danish pig industry is to intensify disease protection measures at its land border with Germany by building a state-of-the-art vehicle...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Antimicrobial Use in Danish Pigs Continues to Increase
DENMARK - Antimicrobial usage in animals in Denmark continued to increase in 2013 – mainly due to an increased use in pigs. However, antimicrobial use in pigs is still 12 per cent lower than in 2009....
Friday, October 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark European Livestock Sector Collaborates on Sustainable Development
DENMARK - Research in technology and biology provides new development opportunities for European livestock farming, delegates to the recent European Association of Animal Production (EAAP) conference heard...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danes Look at Bacteria as Sustainable Soy Alternative for Pigs
DENMARK - The greenhouse gas, methane, can be turned into pork instead of contributing to global warming, according to Aarhus University scientists, who are working with industry on the production of an...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Aids Pig Producers to Boost Slaughter Numbers
DENMARK - Danish meat processing giant Danish Crown is to step in to help producers in a bid to stop the slide in the numbers of slaughter pigs that are available....
Friday, September 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Tican Setting New Standards in Cooling
DENMARK - Danish meat processor, Tican, is setting new standards in precision cooling, with a new cooling tunnel at the company’s Thisted plant....
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark More Sows But Fewer Slaughter Pigs in Denmark
DENMARK - The latest Danish statistics reveal that there were just under 12.5 million pigs in the country in July 2014, which is an increase of two per cent on the previous year but slightly a larger breeding...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Pig Gut Heath Affected by Many Factors
DENMARK - Research shows that acidity, fibre and the addition of the right bacteria can affect the health of the pig’s gut....
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danes Investigate Whether Diet Can Prevent Boar Taint
DENMARK - Sows in heat love it – but we humans abhor it: the smell of androstenone. This substance taints the meat from boars that have not been castrated. Scientists are investigating whether a substance...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pork Chops at the Top of the World
DENMARK - The Danish Crown group exports meat to more than 130 countries around the world but until now it has been impossible to buy fresh pork meat from the group in the mountainous state Nepal in Himalaya. ...
Monday, August 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Piglet Survival Affected by Sow's Diet
DENMARK - The diet fed to sows at the end of their pregnancy affects the production of colostrum and, to a certain extent, its composition, according to Aarhus University. However, milk yield and onset...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Methods of Detecting Salmonella in Pork Processing
DENMARK - Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, new methods of characterising...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Rationalises Sow Slaughterings
DENMARK - After almost six months of negotiations, a solution has now been found for Danish Crown’s sow slaughterhouse in Skærbæk....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Higher Mortality of Low-birthweight Piglets in Danish Study
DENMARK - New research shows that 60 per cent of pre-weaning piglet deaths occur in the first four days, with crushing by the sow and general small size and weakness as the main causes of mortality....
Friday, June 06, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark No Easy Alternatives to Surgical Castration of Piglets
DENMARK - Four alternatives to surgical castration of piglets were outlined by scientists from Aarhus University in a comprehensive report – the conclusion is that none of the four alternatives are easy...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Significant Boost to Organic Pig Production in Denmark
DENMARK - Larger litter sizes and an extra kilo per pig at weaning – this is what scientists are aiming for in a new project where the primary objective is to reduce piglet mortality in organic pig production...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Investigation Needed on the Effect of Glyphosate on Animal Health
DENMARK - There is a need for further investigations to clarify if glyphosate (the active compound in Roundup and similar herbicides) residues in feed may affect the health of livestock; particularly in...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Better Welfare for Danish Pigs – Naturally
DENMARK - The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has in March 2014 entered into an agreement with the agricultural industry and other stakeholders on improving pig welfare. DCA research supports...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Rescue Plan for Slaughterhouse on Bornholm
DENMARK - The Danish Food and Allied Workers’ Union NNF and the Confederation of Danish Industry have presented a joint rescue plan for Danish Crown’s slaughterhouse in Rønne on the Danish island...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Unable to Save 190 Jobs at Bornholm
DENMARK - Given the unequivocal stand taken by the Danish Food and Allied Workers’ Union NNF, Danish Crown is now certain that it will not be possible to save the 190 jobs at the slaughterhouse on the...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Chr Hansen Offers Value Added Reducing-Sugar Release Analysis Service to Customers
DENMARK - Chr Hansen reducing-sugar release analysis quantifies the impact of BioPlus® YC dual strain bacillus on reducing-sugar content in grower-finisher diets....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Bigger Not Necessarily Bad for Pig Welfare
DENMARK – The trend for larger pig farms across Europe is not necessarily accompanied by decreased animal welfare standards, an animal science conference has been told, reports Michael Priestley. ...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Denmark to Export Sausages to China
DENMARK - Denmark will be the first country to sell sausages and other heat-treated meat products in China....
 
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