Pig Industry News

News published on July 24, 2008:

In-vessel Composting Offers Cost Effective Deadstock Removal Option

The operator of a southeastern Manitoba weanling operation is endorsing the use of in-vessel composting as a cost effective biosecure option for the disposal of deadstock.Since 2002 T and D Neufeld Farms, a 16 ...
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Farmscape
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News published on July 24, 2008:

FANUC Robotics Receives USDA Acceptance for Meat & Poultry Processing Robot

FANUC Robotics America, Inc. today announced that its M-430iA/2F high-speed, food picking robot is the first and only robot to meet the hygiene requirements for meat and poultry processing, and receive equipmen...
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PR Inside Newswire
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News published on July 24, 2008:

USDA Renews Funding for Research, Education and Extension in Swine Health

USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) renewed funding today for the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP). The agency...
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USDA CSREES
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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 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 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...
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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...
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Soil Science Society of America
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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 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...
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Hypor press release
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