India making progress in developing hog industry

Pig farming in India has long had an image problem – but increasingly, cleaner, more efficient and up-to-date practices are raising its status, and bringing lucrative rewards for producers.
calendar icon 24 June 2019
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Many swine genetic lines in India do not benefit from consistent breeding to boost production, due to inconsistent and ill-defined management and technological practices
Many swine genetic lines in India do not benefit from consistent breeding to boost production, due to inconsistent and ill-defined management and technological practices
Most pig farmers in India belong to lower socio-economic strata and, due to the lack of regulations, disease occurrences can cause heavy economic losses in terms of production
Most pig farmers in India belong to lower socio-economic strata and, due to the lack of regulations, disease occurrences can cause heavy economic losses in terms of production

Bruce Derksen

Bruce Derksen has worked in Western Canada’s agricultural industry for over 30 years. He now reports on the industry, aiming to give today’s producers up to date information about current and future issues.

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