Pig Industry News

News published on June 25, 2008:

Exploring How Growth Hormones are Released in Animals

A team of scientists in Iowa studied how the release of hormones in animals of agricultural importance can lead to greater efficiency of growth and meat quality. Their results could reduce the cost of animal pr...
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USDA CSREES
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News published on June 24, 2008:

Penned pigs prefer three square meals a day

A pig's delight is three square meals each day, according to a Swedish study on Tuesday showing swine raised in conventional indoor pens are healthier and grow fatter when fed this way.The researchers were look...
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Reuters
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News published on June 24, 2008:

Cash-in on cull sows to increase productivity

Due to the disruption caused by foot-and-mouth and very poor cull sow prices, lots of pig farmers have held onto older sows for too long. As a result the parity structure in many breeding herds is now seriously...
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ACMC Ltd.
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News published on June 23, 2008:

New Chief Operating Officer for Biomin Philippines

Mr. Christian Quimbo has joined Biomin Philippines on May 1, 2008 as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Quimbo brings with him 20 years of hands-on experience in sales, distribution and business development in the Ph...
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Biomin GmbH
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News published on June 13, 2008:

Pigs Raised Without Antibiotics More Likely to Carry Bacteria, Parasites

While consumers are increasing demand for pork produced without antibiotics, more of the pigs raised in such conditions carry bacteria and parasites associated with food-borne illnesses, according to a new stud...
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Ohio State University Research Communications
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News published on June 13, 2008:

Bacteria strain shows promise as natural meat preservative

The lactic acid bacteria strain Enterococcus faecalis CECT7121 can provide a natural preservative for craft dry-fermented sausages, according to a new study. The new research, published in Food Microbiology, de...
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Food Quality News
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News published on June 10, 2008:

Pork & Beef Safety: Time-saving in-house meat analysis tool

A tool to measure the microbiological quality of raw meat can dramatically reduce analysis time, claims its manufacturer. Michael Wasmann, general manager for Aes Chemunex, Germany told that the Bacti Flow Auto...
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Food Production Daily
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News published on June 10, 2008:

MRSA Superbug Found to be Widespread in Pigs, Pig Farmers

The antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is widespread among both pigs and pig farmers in Canada, suggesting the livestock industry as a possible sourc...
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Natural News
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News published on June 6, 2008:

No Adverse Effects from Feeding Roasted Green Soybeans

The pigs readily accepted and consumed the experimental diets. As indicated in Table 1, pigs achieved high growth rates on both treatments and no differences (P>0.10) were observed between the two dietary tr...
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OMAFRA website
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News published on June 5, 2008:

The Search for Natural Antimicrobial Compounds for Use in the Pork Industry

The pork industry is interested in using natural antimicrobials as alternatives to antibiotics. However, for this to be accomplished more of these compounds need to be identified and tested. Discovery of these ...
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Virginia Cooperative Extension website
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