Pig Industry News

News published on July 4, 2008:

First international symposium of TOPIGS big success

In June TOPIGS organised an international symposium with the title "The added value of modern genetic suppliers for global players in the pig industry".About 200 international relations of TOPIGS met in the vil...
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TOPIGS newsletter
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News published on July 2, 2008:

Swine: Preventing Carcass Losses

When margins are tight, getting the most dollars for every pig marketed is critical. Certain health problems can lead to extra carcass trims and condemnations, reducing any profits made. Many health problems th...
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Govt. of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
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News published on July 2, 2008:

Selecting for Improved Weaning Capacity

A lot of strides have been made in the improvement of pigs in the past few decades. The advent of the use of BLUP in the early 90's in particular gave a boost to the slow progress seen in those traits with low ...
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Hypor eNewsletter
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News published on July 1, 2008:

22 Steps to an Improved Barn Environment

MANURE MANAGEMENT1) Repair and replace penning, flooring, etc. which causes spilled water, or manure and urine to lie on floors and alleyways. This raises ammonia and humidity levels in the winter and reduces t...
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Prairie Swine Centre Inc. News
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News published on June 30, 2008:

Selecting Gilts For Lifetime Productivity

Simultaneous advances have been made in the number of pigs a sow can produce each year, predominantly due to management, and in lean (growth rate and percentage), predominantly due to genetics. Today’s gilts gr...
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North Carolina State University Swine News
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News published on June 26, 2008:

UGA wash kills foodborne pathogens in minutes

Kills pathogens on fruit, poultry and meat. University of Georgia researchers have developed an effective technology for reducing contamination of dangerous bacteria on food.University of Georgia researchers ha...
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The University of Georgia / Georgia Faces news
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News published on June 26, 2008:

PPPE 2008 celebrates a successful milestone event and looks to a positive future

Pan Pacific Pork Expo 2008, incorporating Uptake, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland 18-19 June was a huge success, drawing plenty of interest from close to 400 delegates. Due to the current tough climate the A...
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Australian Pork Ltd.
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News published on June 25, 2008:

Food & Feed Safety Testing: Engormix.com welcomes BIOO Scientific Corp.

BIOO Scientific Corp. is a biotechnology and health care company headquartered in Austin, Texas (USA), with the focus on maximizing science with a direct impact on life. BIOO Scientific Corp. operates in four f...
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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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