Pig Health News

  • Inlets secure draft free ventilation during the winter

    Many engineers who design and install ventilation systems to offices, cinemas, schools, meeting rooms, shops etc. in countries with cold winters are impressed when they hear that the livestock ventilation industry are able to ventilate buildings without preheating the inlet air during the winter period. However, correct uses of inlets are the key behind draft free ventilation during the cold ...


    By Munters

  • Rising Animal Health – Sinking Costs: Sustained feeding with “FermCube“

    WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp relies on the advantages of fermented feed in pig managements. With their unique, self-sufficient modular system “FermCube”, the Lower Saxonian manufacturers of house equipment offer with immediate effect a compact fermentation unit as a container solution – including complete process control and process monitoring, as well as mixing technology and ...

  • WEDA Fermi 4PX Winnning Innovation Star at SPACE

    On September 13, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp were presented with the renowned Innovation Star in the Pig Management Category for their Fermentation Software Fermi 4PX. The eagerly sought-after price was awarded to the manufacturers of house equipment from Lower Saxonian Lutten within the framework of SPACE, the French leading trade fair for modern animal managements at Rennes. The responsible ...

  • Reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance on our farms and in our food

    FAO today pledged to help countries develop strategies for tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance in their food supply chains, as governments prepare to debate the emerging challenge posed by medicine-resistant "superbugs" next week at the UN General Assembly. The increased use – and abuse – of antimicrobial medicines in both human ...

  • Tracking pigs from a central location

    Every day, oil and gas pipelines transport critical resources that help fuel the economy, vital industries, and our communities. Without pipelines, it would take thousands of tanker trucks to transport these resources, which is impractical from both a safety and cost standpoint. Although pipelines are an extremely efficient means of transport, they also carry significant risk for owners and the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Containing animal disease outbreaks: agriculture MEPs endorse deal with Council

    Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or African swine fever, informally agreed by MEPs and the Council in June 2015, were backed by the Agriculture Committee on Tuesday. The draft EU law, on diseases that are transmissible among animals and potentially to humans too, will put more emphasis on prevention and help keep pace with scientific progress. ...


    By European Parliament

  • 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

  • Discussing Oxidative Stress with top European Pig Producers

    Early June, Lallemand Animal Nutrition was proud to take part in the European Pig Producers (EPP) Annual Congress in Bruges, Belgium, both as a sponsor and technical contributor. David Saornil, Swine Product Manager, was invited to give a talk about Oxidative Stress in Swine, an important issue of modern pig production, particularly at critical steps ...


    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 ...

  • Crunching genomes to boost animal health

    FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease, in farm animals and wildlife. The SIB is equipped with high performance computers, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Meet Lallemand Animal Nutrition at Eurotier, Hall 16, Booth C04

    From November 11-14, Hannover will once again host the world’s leading trade fair for animal production. Lallemand Animal Nutrition will be pleased to welcome visitors in Hall 16, Booth C04, to share its range of solutions and services aimed at helping animal producers express the full potential of their animals in a natural way. Today, beyond ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Producers, Veterinarians Invited to Discuss the PED Virus and Other New Coronaviruses Affecting Swine

    Producers and veterinarians can learn from animal health experts the latest developments regarding viruses that are killing piglets and disrupting the swine industry during seven meetings held across Pennsylvania. Penn Vet’s New Bolton Swine Group and veterinarians with the Pennsylvania Department of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services will lead the meetings that discuss Porcine ...

  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

    A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don't know how it got into the country or spread ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sharp rise in FAO Food Price Index

    The FAO Food Price Index rose sharply in March, up 4.8 points, or 2.3 percent, to an average of 212.8, the highest level since May 2013. "The Index was influenced, as expected, by unfavourable weather conditions in the US and Brazil and geopolitical tensions in the Black Sea region," said Abdolreza Abbassian, FAO Senior ...

  • FDA’s Antibiotics Plan Misses the Mark

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today released a progress report on its voluntary approach to reducing the use of antibiotics in farm animals, which relies on collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry. About 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for use in cows, chickens, pigs, and other farm animals. A majority of those antibiotics are fed routinely to animals ...

  • Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 17th February 2014

    The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of February 2014 will take place in Brussels on 17th February 2014. The Commission will be represented by Commissioner for Health Commissioner Tonio Borg and Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Cioloş. There are no Fisheries points at the agenda of the Council. A press ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Governments Helping Pork Industry Fight PED

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping the pork industry step up measures to contain the spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. Ontario is providing $2 million to help Ontario Pork support industry-wide investments to improve biosecurity measures at critical points across the province, such as assembly yards and truck washing stations. Biosecurity remains the best tool to ...

  • Background: Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Brussels, 23 September 2013

    The Council meeting will address agricultural matters; it will start at 10.00 on Monday 23 September 2013. The Council will be chaired by Mr Vigilijus JUK$A, Minister for Agriculture. As regards agriculture, there will be a public debate on the state of play on the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package after a political agreement was reached with the other EU institutions on the ...


    By European Commission

  • New Beef Educator Guides Available

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released two new educational guides to accompany the books “Beef in the Story of Agriculture” and “Beef an A-Z Book.” Both guides are developed for elementary grade classrooms and follow Common Core and national standards for education. The educator guides give teachers ...

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