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A tail-biting contingency plan for your herd

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Compassion in World Farming provides a tail-biting contingency plan for all pig producers wanting to reduce the incidences of tail-biting on-farm and improve the welfare of their pigs.

The effects of the early-rearing environment on pig behaviour and welfare

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Dr Lauren Edwards, the Animal Welfare Science Centre, discusses how the early-rearing environment of piglets can drastically affect their behavioural development, cognitive flexibility, social skills and stress regulation mechanisms.

Prebiotics and probiotics boost pig growth and health

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Dr Fausto Solis de los Santos discusses the use of prebiotics and probiotics in enhancing the gastrointestinal tracts of pigs to encourage more efficient feed conversion.

An overview of China's pork import market 2017 & forecast for 2018

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides an in-depth analysis of China's pork industry over the last 12 months and adds her predictions for the industry in 2018.

Reducing competition for high quality protein ingredients between humans and livestock

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Pig Site speaks to Kayla Silva, researcher within the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, Ontario, about her current research regarding swine nutrition.

Top 5 things to do when you see pigs with diarrhoea

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

There is nothing more important than the health of your pigs. Therefore, it is vital to learn about the signs and effects of enteric diseases in the swine herd. Enteric diseases are gastrointestinal disorders that, if left untreated, can result in undernourished, dehydrated pigs and possible death.

Check piggery ventilation carefully during polar weather

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A warning to farmers to check minimum ventilation rates in their piggeries, following the prolonged cold spell, has been issued by an environmental specialist.

Nutrition based on the health status of your herd

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Despite similar genetic backgrounds and similar diets, large variations in production performance of commercial growing-finishing pigs exist among farms, writes Matthew Wedzerai, writer in the pig husbandry and animal feed industry.

Trends in the continental meat industry

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

David Houghton and Susie White from Winterbotham Darby talk conti-meat trends, food safety and consumer trust.

ELISA or PCR? Not all tests are created equal

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Many people are confused about how to apply diagnostic methods. Although the diagnostics field is rapidly developing, the most used diagnostic techniques are still ELISA and PCR. When to use which, depends on the question. Reviewing the differences between ELISA and PCR can help, writes Nardy Robben, product application specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Mind your head: UK farmers talk mental health

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

More than one farmer a week in the UK dies by suicide. Leading farming charity, The Farm Safety Foundation, discusses mental health with UK farmers.

Female consumers test boar meat burgers in Europe

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Tests have been carried out on female consumers in a number of European countries to assess their thoughts on the taste of boar meat burgers with varying levels of ‘boar taint’, reports Chris McCullough.

World Animal Protection visit CPF swine farm

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Speaking to The Pig Site, Jaqueline Mills, Head of campaign for farming, World Animal Protection, explains the purpose of their recent visit to Charoen Popkhand’s swine farm at Sakaeo.

EyeSucceed: wearable technology and augmented reality

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

NSF International, EyeSucceed and Glass explore the opportunities that the latest wearable technology can offer to on-farm and processing plant auditing.

Making pork fashionable

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

While pork consumption has been relatively stagnant in most developed countries, average consumption in South Africa has increased by roughly 3.5% per year over the past decade. Johann Kotzé, CEO of the South African Pork Producers Association (SAPPO), talked to Glenneis Kriel, about this trend.