Pig Farming News

  • New swine vaccine is first U.S.-approved PRRS-Mhp combination

    The first and only combination PRRS-Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) vaccine approved in the U.S. is now available to help swine producers better manage respiratory diseases as part of a customized program of whole herd health. FLEXMycoPRRS is the newest addition to the FLEX line of combination swine vaccines by Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). FLEXMycoPRRS combines the efficacy of the world’s ...

  • Swine exchange program in Italy: Global overview of digestive processes

    On November 11th and 12th, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, organized a couple of Swine Exchange meetings in partnership with 2 important key players of the Italian swine industry. The objective of the meetings was to explore and better understand the main functions of the gut, the key role of intestinal microbiota, and the influence of a probiotic solution, LEVUCELL® SB (Saccharomyces cerevisiae ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • First Lallemand Swine Exchange Forum in Spain

    Under the title “Relationship of the probiotics with the intestinal functions of piglets”, Lallemand Animal Nutrition organized its first Swine Exchange Forum at the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Zaragoza, in Spain, June 11th. The goal was to explore the role of probiotics in the intestinal functions of pigs, like microbiota regulation, nutrients digestion and the ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Spraying made Easy with AutoGuide

    The AutoGuide steering assist system and section control features available on Valtra tractors make spraying crops much easier, as Jyrki Rantsi, a pig farmer from Varpaisjärvi in the North Savo region of Finland, can attest. Automated steering is often thought of as a tool designed for working on massive fields, but in fact like the section control feature too, it is of most use on small ...

  • Social genetic effect: reducing biting behaviour

    “Pigs selected on indirect genetic effects for growth display less biting behaviour,” concluded Irene Camerlink after researching Indirect Genetic Effects. The Wageningen UR researcher also has sound advice to pig farmers who want to reduce biting behaviour, such as tail biting, faster: “environment enrichment”. Indirect Genetic Effects (IGEs) are the heritable effects ...

  • Canada, Applications for Western Livestock Price Insurance Now Available

    Applications are now being accepted for a new livestock price insurance product designed to help cattle and hog producers manage unexpected price declines. The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP), announced by federal and Western provincial ministers on January 24, 2014, enables livestock producers to purchase price protection on cattle and hogs in the form of an insurance policy. ...

  • Pork Producers Take Advantage of Trade Opportunities

    The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture), outlined the Government of Canada's commitment to supporting and enhancing the competitiveness of Canada's pork sector in international markets today at the Canada Pork International (CPI) Annual General Meeting. Minister Bernier discussed how the Canada-EU trade agreement will significantly ...

  • New report tracks progress in responsible pig farming

    The U.S. pork industry is releasing its first-ever farming responsibility report: 2012 Pork Industry Progress Report, Responsible Farming. Our Heritage. Our Future. The 36-page report details the evolution of modern pig farming over generations and tracks advancements that have been made in ...

  • Audubon Hog Island Camp in Maine Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    One of the nation's greatest environmental education success stories will be celebrated August 20 as Audubon's Hog Island Camp marks 75 years of connecting people with nature. Since 1936, some of the world's most respected naturalists have inspired campers of all ages to learn about and protect birds and the environment. ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • Swine influenza in the US and Mexico a public health event of international concern

    In a communication following the meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) yesterday, Margret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the swine flu outbreaks in Mexico and the United States are a public health event of international concern (PHEIC). However, the Committee decided not to raise the pandemic alert level ...

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