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04 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Can We Use Genetic Variations to Reduce the Use of Antibiotics?
DENMARK - Selection for pigs with genes for healthy intestinal flora may be able to reduce agriculture’s use of antibiotics and thus reduce the problems of antibiotic resistance. New knowledge paves...
16 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Denmark's Pig Breeding Herd Starting to Fall
DENMARK - Provisional figures from the 1 January pig census show that the number of pigs in Denmark remained stable in 2015, ending the year at 12.7 million head....
19 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Jais Valeur Takes Over as Danish Crown CEO
DENMARK - Having spent two months getting to know the Danish Crown Group, Jais Valeur has now taken over as Group CEO from Kjeld Johannesen, who has headed Danish Crown for the past 27 years....
18 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Infrared Cameras Used to Measure Sow Temperature Can Lower Piglet Mortality
DENMARK - Research from Aarhus University has now refined a method that uses an infrared camera to remotely measure the sow’s body temperature. Early detection of fever in sows can reduce piglet mortality...
14 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark 'Last Resort' Antibiotic Resistance Also Found in Denmark
DENMARK - A resistance gene to an antibiotic used in humans as a 'last resort' when other drugs do not work, recently discovered in pigs, broiler meat and humans in China, has now also been identified...
07 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown/Westfleisch Venture Granted Approval
DENMARK - Danish Crown and Westfleisch have been granted approval by the EU Competition Authority in Brussels to proceed with WESTCROWN, a joint venture which will be owned in equal shares by the two companies,...
26 November 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark EU Animal Welfare Regulations: Imprecise Language Leads to Mixed Interpretations
DENMARK - In July of this year, the European Commission was accused of turning a blind eye to bad animal transport standards in member states. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Conservation...
05 November 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Using Statistics to Save Newborn Piglets
DENMARK - By using statistical models, scientists have developed a system that can help the farmer to monitor farrowing and to automatically and intelligently adjust the temperature....
02 November 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown, Tican Merger Called Off
DENMARK - After an intense seven-month review by the authorities, the Board of Directors of Danish Crown has had to accept that it has not been possible for the merger of Danish Crown and Tican to be approved...
30 October 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Concern Over Pig Strain of MRSA Exaggerated
DENMARK - A threat of MRSA from pigs affecting humans has been the centre of media concerns in Denmark. However, according to Pro Luca Guardabassi from the University of Copenhagen speaking at the Pig...
23 October 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Sector Hit by Decade of Unprofitability
ANALYSIS - Danish pig production has not been profitable for nearly a decade. Finn Udesen head of production, economy and statistics at the Danish Pig Research Centre SEGES speaking at the Danish pig industry...
21 October 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Sector Bids to Increase Piglet Survival
DENMARK - The Danish pig industry has set ambitious targets to reduce the number of dead piglets in each litter to increase production....
Pig Industry News from Denmark High Demand for Danish Crown Antibiotic Free Pork
DENMARK - Danish Crown has extended its antibiotic free pig production trials following high demand for the pork produced....
09 October 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Antimicrobial Use Decreasing in Danish Pigs
DENMARK - Antimicrobial use in Danish animals decreased in 2014, due mainly to decreased consumption in the pig production....
02 October 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pork Exports Continue to Grow
DENMARK - Danish pork exports for the first six months of 2015 continued to show modest growth, with levels totalling 555,000 tonnes....
21 September 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Litter Size Affects Sow's Production of Colostrum
DENMARK - Large litter size is one of the factors leading to a higher production of colostrum in the sow, according to studies carried out in the Department of Animal Science. The scientists also found...
16 September 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Competition Authorities Clear Danish Crown Slaughterhouse Acquisition
DENMARK - The Swedish competition authorities have finally approved the acquisition by KLS Ugglarps AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Danish Crown, of a majority stake in the slaughterhouse Dalsjöfors...
26 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Denmark Trial Studies Pigs Raised with Zero Antibiotics
DENMARK - A first-of-its-kind research trial looking at pigs raised without any antibiotics whatsoever gives farmers some grounds for concern over the labour involved....
19 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Small Fall in Danish Sow Herd
DENMARK - The number of breeding sows in Denmark fell slightly in the year to 1 July 2015, according to new figures from Statistics Denmark....
13 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark How to Reduce Piglet Mortality with Sows in Loose-Housed Systems
DENMARK - Recent research published by the American Society of Animal Science looked at how best to meet the animal welfare needs of both sow and piglet through housing systems....
11 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Structure Unveiled for Danish Crown Pork
DENMARK - Danish Crown is changing the structure of its fresh pork division....
20 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Competition Authority to Assess Danish Crown/Tican Merger
DENMARK - The European Commission has partially referred the proposed merger of Danish Crown and Tican to the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) after a preliminary investigation found that...
10 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Sow Feeding Concept Shows Promise
DENMARK - The traditional way of feeding lactating sows does not fully meet their requirements, but scientists from Aarhus University are developing a new feeding system in partnership with SEGES - Knowledge...
26 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pork Exports Increase in Early 2015
DENMARK - In the first three months of 2015, Danish exports of pork increased by 6 per cent year on year to 292,000 tonnes....
10 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Not Castrating Organic Pigs is Not Economically Viable
DENMARK - No matter which scenario you follow, the production of organic non-castrated male pigs is less economically viable than a similar organic pig production where the males have been castrated according...
20 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Numbers Grow
DENMARK - According to the April census results published by Statistics Denmark, total pig numbers have grown compared to 2014....
07 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Improved Welfare Expected to Affect Future Danish Pig Markets
DENMARK - Key players in the Danish pig industry have good intentions when it comes to animal welfare, but financial considerations often get in the way of implementing change, according to a new report...
01 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Sector Delivering Improvements in Welfare
DENMARK - The Danish pig meat sector is forging ahead with measures to improve the welfare of pigs and also the eating quality and consumer image of the sector....
22 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Conference to Discuss the Latest in Danish Pig Welfare
DENMARK - The Danish Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries will be holding the International conference on pig welfare on the 29-30 April, with the support of the Danish Centre for Animal Welfare...
09 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Breeding Programme to Use Pen Mate Genomics to Improve Pig Behaviour
DENMARK - A new research project will harness information technology to breed pigs that are less inclined to bite tails and that utilise the feed more efficiently, in a collaboration between Aarhus University...
 
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