Pig Industry News

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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News published on June 4, 2008:

New Vaccine Provides Customized Tool for Control and Prevention of PRRS Virus

MJ Biologics, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota, announces a breakthrough in the control and prevention of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome disease (PRRS), a devastating disease of pi...
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MJ Biologics press release
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News published on June 3, 2008:

Treating Hog Manure with Borax Cuts Odor

Hydrogen sulfide is one of the compounds contributing to the stink from manure storage pits on hog farms. Microbial activity in the manure releases the hydrogen sulfide and other compounds.Today, at an American...
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USDA Agricultural Research Service
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News published on June 2, 2008:

Keep the Breeding Herd Cool During Summer

The optimum ambient temperature for swine in the breeding herd is approximately 65° F (range of approximately 55 to 75° F). Thus, the elevated environmental temperature and humidity associated with summers in V...
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Virginia Cooperative Extension
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News published on May 30, 2008:

Swine Manure Cuts Fertilizer Costs and Produces High Quality High Yielding Crops

Grain and oilseed growers are cutting their production costs by exercising the recycling option and using livestock manure to displace some of the commercial fertilizer normally applied to boost crop quality an...
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Farmscape
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News published on May 30, 2008:

Rice bran approved as meat enhancer

Independent Study Shows That Stabilized Rice Bran Added to Chicken Nuggets and Hot Dogs Provides Cost Savings, Better Yield and an Improved Nutritional Profile.NutraCea, a world leader in stabilized rice bran (...
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NutraCea release
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News published on May 29, 2008:

Floor heating: Better beginnings for pigs in new type of pen

Floor heating in the farrowing area reduces piglet mortality, according to studies of a new farrowing pen prototype. In their design of the pen, scientists have taken natural sow and piglet behaviour into consi...
Source :
Univ. of Aarhus - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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News published on May 28, 2008:

APL urges consumers to ‘Know the talk and make sure it is Aussie pork’

Australian Pork Limited has recently released a brochure to assist consumers in understanding product labelling requirements and purchase Australian pork.The brochure titled “A guide to purchasing Australian po...
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Australian Pork Limited
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News published on May 28, 2008:

ACMC: Testing system builds-in big feed savings

With sustained high feed prices continuing to put producers under pressure, pig-breeding company ACMC  demonstrated at the British Pig and Poultry Fair how the use of genetically-superior stock can reduce ...
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ACMC Ltd.
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