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09 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global DON and FUM Top Mycotoxin Occurrence in Q3 2016
GLOBAL - Analysis of 4027 feed and raw commodity samples from over 50 countries reveals that deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisins (FUM) are the most common mycotoxins found in feedstuffs, according to results...
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...
08 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Protease Enzymes Make Lower-Cost Sorghum Viable in Animal Feed
Could sorghum be the feed ingredient that helps optimize producers’ bottom-lines?...
Pig Industry News from Global Driving the Protein Economy: Unprecedented Challenges and Opportunities
GLOBAL - Remarks by David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College London at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
07 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Animal Diseases Can Enter US in Feed Imports, Warns Expert
US - Can foreign animal diseases enter the US via feed imports from high risk countries? Until recently, the answer was not known as the research had not been done. But now, thanks to Dr Scott Dee at the...
Pig Industry News from Global Nutriad Accelerating in the Americas
GLOBAL - Nutriad, multinational feed additives producer headquartered in Europe, continues to invest in North, Central and South America....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: EU PIG to Improve Connection Between Producers and Science
ANALYSIS - The UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to lead an exciting new project that aims to improve the pig industry in Europe....
04 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Alarm Ahead of the Damage
GLOBAL - If the ventilation in a barn fails, alarm systems only issue warnings when the temperature at animal level has already reached a critical level....
Pig Industry News from Global Boost Swine Performance on Energy-Reduced Diets
GLOBAL - New research shows that BioPlus® YC - Chr. Hansen’s dual-strain probiotic feed supplement for swine - can help pig producers reduce feed costs, without compromising performance....
Pig Industry News from Global Eastman Re-Launches Eastman ProturalTM - a Superior Zootechnical Swine Feed Additive
GLOBAL - Eastman will be using Eurotier as a platform for re-launching the company’s sodium benzoate–based zootechnical feed additive, Eastman ProturalTM....
Pig Industry News from Global Free Webinar: PRRSV Testing Choice Can Impact Herd Health, Economics
GLOBAL - Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) infections can contribute to significant economic loss, but those risks can be greatly minimized when reliable diagnostic tools are used...
03 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Special Focus on Latin American and Caribbean 2017 IPPE Attendees
GLOBAL - In addition to encouraging domestic attendance, the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) actively seeks to bring in a diverse international audience from around the world. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Can We Manage Pigs Without Tail Docking?
GLOBAL - Good animal welfare means that pigs should not experience pain however there are procedures that are done with pigs’ overall welfare in mind but that do cause pain....
02 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Porc-Ex Breeding to Market Genesus Swine Genetics
DENMARK - Porc-Ex Breeding and Genesus Inc. are pleased to announce that Porc-Ex Breeding will begin marketing Genesus Swine Genetics....
01 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Two Kinds of Diarrhea, One Solution
It is often assumed that if an animal has diarrhea, it’s caused by a pathogen. E. coli, Salmo­nella, Rotavirus and other bacteria can and do cause many intestinal infections. However, sometimes nutrition...
Pig Industry News from Global WeatherFlow – Wind Meter for Your Smartphone
The old saying, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure” applies to measuring wind speed in a hog or poultry house. Gauging wind speed of tunnel ventilation or velocity out of an inlet without...
31 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Danes Investing in Truck Management for ASF Biosecurity
ANALYSIS - ThePigSite has been in Denmark this past week for the Herning Pig Industry Congress. Speaking to the press there, Vice Chairman of SEGES Pig Research Centre, Soren Sondergaard, explained some...
Pig Industry News from Global Canada Hog Market - No Joy In Mudville
CANADA - For most hog producers in the small patch that is Southwestern Ontario, those that are also dirt farmers have had harvests that have gone quite well, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus...
27 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global What is the Future of Oral Fluid Testing in Pigs?
GLOBAL - Oral fluid testing is often carried out as it is a welfare friendly, convenient and cost-effective tool for disease monitoring in pigs....
26 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global WaveFeeder Trough for Foraging Promotes Typical Drive to Explore During Feeding
GLOBAL - Foraging for feed is a natural behaviour for pigs. With the WaveFeeder, Big Dutchman has developed a trough for foraging that allows pigs to combine their feed intake with their natural drive...
25 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global What Makes Iberian Ham So Unique?
Dry, cured hams have been produced throughout southern Europe for centuries. Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have highly valued hams, employing a variety of pig breeds and curing methods. ...
Pig Industry News from Global 3-D Printer Shapes Swine Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated...
24 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Pork Label Shows Level of Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - A new Ministry of Environment and Food animal welfare label, which is being launched in Denmark next spring, will allow shoppers to identify the level of welfare the pig received....
Pig Industry News from Global US Pork Supply Glut Dampens Global Outlook
GLOBAL - Abundant supply and looming slaughter capacity constraints in the US are pressuring global pork prices, a situation exacerbated by slowing Chinese imports, according to the Rabobank Global Pork...
20 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Zoetis Free Personal Wellness Course Reinforces Ongoing Commitment to Veterinarians
GLOBAL - Zoetis has announced the addition of seven new Personal Wellness Modules to VETVANCE, its free, web-based learning resource for the veterinary community. The new 2-3-minute video modules, part...
Pig Industry News from Global Pig Respiratory Disease Treatment Safe Against Antibiotic Resistance Development
GLOBAL - Antibiotic resistance is of growing concern to both human and animal health. With this in mind, Merial has determined the minimum inhibitory concentrations of gamithromycin against swine food-borne...
19 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Agriculture Key to Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GLOBAL - The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)...
18 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Global GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer,...
Pig Industry News from Global 8 Reasons to Use Broad Spectrum Mycotoxin Protection
GLOBAL - In livestock and aquaculture, feed additives are commonly used to counteract the negative effects of mycotoxins. There are many different kinds of products available on the market, the majority...
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: Observations in Russia and China
RUSSIA and CHINA - The current hog price in Russia is 111 rubles per kilogram or $0.80 USD/lb liveweight. Profits per head should be $60 USD, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
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