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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...
08 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Shoulder Ulcers Affect Sow Maternal Behaviour
DENMARK - Shoulder ulcers in lactating sows lead to changes in behaviour such as shorter lying time, increased restlessness and lower nursing frequency, according to an investigation conducted by Aarhus...
Pig Industry News from Denmark Tail Docking Changes Nerves in Pig Tails
DENMARK - When pigs have their tails docked neuroanatomical changes occur at the nerve endings, shows a study by researchers at Aarhus University, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen....
27 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Tican-Danish Crown Slaughterhouse Merger Approved
DENMARK - An overwhelming majority of Tican and Danish Crown’s owners have approved the merger of the two cooperative societies....
16 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Cuts Slaughter Capacity at Ringsted
DENMARK - After several years of falling slaughter pig production in Denmark, Danish Crown is again having to adjust slaughtering capacity at its Danish pig slaughterhouses....
05 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Model Measures Danish Agricultural Efficiency
DENMARK - Scientists from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have drawn up a robust model that can put actual figures on the efficiency of the country's agricultural production and use...
02 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Weekly Overview: Merger of Denmark's Top Pig Processors
GLOBAL - As two of Denmark's leading pig processors announce their intention to merge, we take a look at how such a move might impact the market. In Viet Nam, pig numbers and pork output are on the rise....
25 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Merger Announced of Danish Crown, Tican
DENMARK - Denmark’s two cooperative slaughterhouse companies have agreed to combine their activities in a joint company....
18 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Increased Breeding Herd for Denmark
DENMARK - As at 1 January 2015, Statistics Denmark reported a two per cent increase on the year of the country’s total number of pigs, to 12.7 million head....
05 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Action Plan to Strengthen Danish Organic Production
DENMARK - The Danish government has launched a new, broad action plan for a more organic Denmark. The plan paves the way for a closer and binding collaboration between the local, regional and state authorities....
Pig Industry News from Denmark Pigs as Models to Help Prevent Human Obesity Problems
DENMARK - With the aid of a grant to the tune of DKK17.5 million from Innovation Fund Denmark, scientists will be developing healthy foods that can prevent obesity-related diseases and promote public health....
30 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown's DC Pork CEO Steps Down
DENMARK - Danish Crown has decided to terminate its cooperation with CEO of DC Pork, Jesper Friis....
29 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Industry Adapting to New Challenges
DENMARK - With the Danish pig industry focused almost entirely on exports, its strategies undoubtedly affect other countries, including the UK – the largest importer of Danish bacon....
14 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danes Achieve Two Per Cent Rise in Pork Exports
DENMARK - Denmark exported almost two per cent more pig meat in the first nine months of 2014 than the year before, despite the Russian ban....
29 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Denmark Sees Increase in Sales of Organic Pork for New Year
DENMARK - Sales of high grade cuts from organic livestock have been in high demand in Denmark running up to New Year's Eve....
24 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark MRSA Affects Two-thirds of Danish Pig Farms
DENMARK - The food and agriculture minister admits that "previous efforts have not been enough" as a new study shows that the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium is more widespread...
18 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Denmark Leads the Way for Animal Welfare
DENMARK - As Denmark is becoming a leader in animal welfare, agriculture minister, Dan Jørgensen, has announced a major international conference....
15 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Denmark Decline in Danish Agriculture Needs Addressing
DENMARK - Annual gross investment in Danish agriculture has fallen 50 per cent in the last five years, whilst debt levels of Danish farms have more than doubled....
 
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