Pig Industry News

News published on July 18, 2008:

Intelligent farrowing pen on the way

Scientists aim to reduce piglet mortality by developing a new type of climate control and monitoring in farrowing pens. The result could be improved pig welfare and farmer finances. For a newborn piglet, slippi...
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Univ. of Aarhus - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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News published on July 18, 2008:

Antibiotics in Animal Feed Pose an Urgent Threat

Karen Steuer, director of government operations for the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the House Energy & Commerce Committee mark up of the Animal Drug User Fee Act:“...
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The Pew Charitable Trust press release
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News published on July 16, 2008:

Immunology and Management: When Should Pigs Be Weaned?

Weanling pigs are vulnerable to disease because their immune systems are not fully functional. The challenge is to protect these baby pigs against antigens in the environment and to determine the best time to w...
Source :
Virginia Cooperative Extension Livestock Update
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News published on July 14, 2008:

Supplementing Boar Diets with Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increases Sperm Production

Swine farms in Virginia have become increasingly sophisticated and employ a variety of modern reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination (AI). Use of AI offers swine producers numerous advantages...
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Virginia Cooperative Extension Livestock Update
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News published on July 11, 2008:

Improving Swine Waste Fertilizer

Research in Soil Science Society of America Journal shows that changing the availability of phosphorous in swine diet leads to a slower accumulation of phosphorus in the soil.Swine production generates large am...
Source :
Soil Science Society of America
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News published on July 10, 2008:

Hypor Presence Expanding in Eastern Europe

Hypor is pleased to announce that it has signed agreements in the Republics of Serbia and Croatia for the production and distribution of breeding pigs.In Croatia, Dimar d.o.o received Hypor breeding pigs in Dec...
Source :
Hypor press release
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News published on July 10, 2008:

Dried chicory root can benefit organic piglet growth

Feeding dried chicory root to organic piglets can have a beneficial effect on their growth in the period immediately after weaning according to results from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of A...
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Univ. of Aarhus Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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News published on July 10, 2008:

Danish Experiences with Claw Lesions and Mineral Nutrition

Claw health in pig herds is an overlooked factor, which has a great influence on welfare and which may be the cause of increased number of culled sows. Besides lame sow has a lower productivity. Vit-Omic is pro...
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Vitfoss
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News published on July 8, 2008:

Trouw Nutrition strengthening its presence in South America

South America is one of the key areas for Trouw Nutrition for further growth and market development. With effect from July 2008, and in line with this strategy, Trouw Nutrition is strengthening her presence in ...
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Trouw Nutrition Hifeed B.V.
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News published on July 8, 2008:

Make Sure Pigs Have Enough Water in Summer

Water is not only essential for swine survival, it is also a critical nutrient for growth, maintenance of pregnancy, and weight gain during lactation. In hot weather, the pig’s dependence on water to keep cool ...
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NCSU Extension Swine Husbandry
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