Pig Industry News

News published on May 23, 2008:

Major meat traceability initiative in China

DSM, the world’s largest producer of vitamins for animal feed, is to enter into a strategic partnership with Yunnan Shennong Agriculture Group to supply its Optimum Vitamin Nutrition (OVN®) Premix in Yunnan Pro...
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DSM Nutritional Products
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News published on May 21, 2008:

Swine: Practical Ideas to Address High Feed and Production Costs

Pork producers are facing a period of rapidly increasing feed and production costs. The following management tips and resources have been compiled by the Pork Checkoff to assist producers in identifying opportu...
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PorkCheckoff
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News published on May 8, 2008:

New World Beating Boar Goes to War on Feed Costs

A new boar bred by UK's pig genetics company JSR Genetics, is consistently achieving a record breaking reduction in feed conversion rates (FCR) - 13.4 per cent less than the UK average - and the lowest achieved...
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JSR Genetics
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News published on May 6, 2008:

Milk Supplementation for Baby Pigs

If sows are heat-stressed their daily feed intake decreases to decrease heat production. The reduced feed intake can result in increased tissue loss from the sow, lower piglet weaning weights, and possibly high...
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Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension
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News published on April 30, 2008:

Pioneering Technology for Improved Food and Feed Safety

With global concern over food and feed safety at all all-time high, producers are looking for answers and ways to promote confidence in the quality and safety of their products. VICAM offers a full spectrum of ...
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VICAM
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News published on April 30, 2008:

In-breeding in pigs causes defects, small litter-expert

Cross breeding is a better alternative to in-breeding even for backyard pig farms, a British expert said during the recently concluded hog convention. Dr. Rex Walters of the British Pig Association said that wh...
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Sun Star Philippines
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News published on April 29, 2008:

Swine management: Long pig transports to be studied more closely

When pigs are transported over long distances, we do not know very much about their behaviour and welfare. Scientists from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Aarhus intend to rectify that...
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Aarhus University/Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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News published on April 28, 2008:

New computer applications allow to classify pig meat automatically

Fast identification of animal meat for human consumption is especially interesting as it is a guarantee of quality for consumers and producers. Consumption of Iberian pig meat is traditional in Spain as an expo...
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EurekAlert
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News published on April 25, 2008:

Pfizer Animal Health Enters into Agreement to Acquire Animal Health Products from Schering-Plough

Pfizer Animal Health announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire multiple product franchises from Schering-Plough Corporation covering all major animal health species including cattle, swine, equ...
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Business Wire / Pfizer Animal Health Inc.
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News published on April 25, 2008:

Norsvin opens new boar test station with CT technology

11th of March 2008 was a significant day for modern pig breeding. Together with partners and friends from Europe and America, Norsvin celebrated the opening of Norsvin Delta. Norsvin Delta, located close to the...
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Norsvin press release
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