Pig Management News

  • How Automatic Pig Feeding Systems improve the bottom line

    Pig producers face a lot of challenges. In North America, specifically, there are 70% fewer pig farms today than in the year 2000. As feed costs rise while global demand for animal protein increases, pig farmers must produce more pork with fewer resources. Automatic pig feeding systems are a large part of ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • Benefits of the weight watcher for grow to finish barns

    Both wrestlers and boxers are matched up to their competitors based on weight. Athletes who participate in these sports are constantly weighing themselves to make sure their weight is appropriate for the class in which they fight. Keeping track of human weight is a pretty simple task. Fighters simply hop on a scale for a few seconds each day and the data is recorded. Imagine this same weight ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • Invited to provide expert advice in Mexico

    The Expo Porcicultura 2016 trade show, held this year between October 5th – 8th at Cancun, attracted huge numbers of visitors both from Mexico and neighbouring countries anxious to catch up on the latest pig farming and pork production innovations. At Matthews Environmental Solutions we were honoured that Managing Director John Schofield was invited to attend the Expo as part of a special ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Sizing up livestock farming’s carbon footprint

    A new and interactive tool released by FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly.   GLEAM-i, the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Modelinteractive, provides answers to a ...

  • Exhibiting at the Pig & Poultry Fair

    Protea are excited to be exhibiting at the Pig and Poultry Fair www.pigandpoultry.org.uk, which will attract more than 10,000 visitors this year, and will be held at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire from 10th – 11th May 2016. Protea will be showcasing our analysers and sensors specifically aimed at the agricultural and livestock industry. The ...


    By Protea Limited

  • 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

  • Advanced Pig tracking provides recordable data

    In order to mitigate risk, pipeline owners spend approximately $1.5 billion every year on pipeline integrity for the thousands of kilometers of pipe across North America. Pipeline integrity often employs the use of inline inspection (ILI) tools known as pigs. These pigs are inserted into a pipeline and pushed along the pipeline by the flow of product. ILI tools have multiple functions, and can be ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • UF/IFAS researchers use pigs to root out problem weeds

    Sometimes, the old-fashioned ways are the best ways. Back before chemical pesticides and herbicides, farmers had to come up with ways to kill the weeds that took over their fields. One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields that were not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and ...

  • 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 ...

  • EuroTier 2014: farmers face their challenges

    Dr Reinhard Grandke, CEO of the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft / German Agricultural Society), Frankfurt am Main (DLG). EuroTier 2014 has far exceeded expectations, attracting 156,000 trade professionals, around 30,000 of whom came from outside Germany. The world's leading trade fair for animal production, organised by DLG, took place from 11 to 14 November 2014 at the ...

  • 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 ...

  • First technical Visit of the Monogastric Centre of Excellence

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition has marked the launch its educational program dedicated to probiotic solutions for monogastric species by organizing the first technical visit of Lallemand Monogastric Centre of Excellence. For the occasion, the research platform located within the University of Nottingham, UK, has welcome around fifteen clients and distributors for a very special day, combining ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • EU and FAO partner to help flood-affected Serbian farms rebuild

    The European Union (EU) will partner with FAO to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods of the past spring. An EU grant of EUR 8 million, aimed at restoring the livelihoods of the most vulnerable farming families, was announced at a ceremony here today. Agriculture is the backbone of the rural economy in Serbia and an important source of income for the majority of ...

  • Neiker-Tecnalia presents the results obtained in the evaluation of environmental strategies on livestock farms

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (Neiker-Tecnalia) has coordinated the European BATFARM project, which is seeking to evaluate the effectiveness of technologies and practices used on livestock farms in the European Atlantic region in order to reduce their environmental impact on the air, water and soil. In this project a detailed study has been made of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Happy pigs with more fibre

    Feeding pigs more fibre may lead to less aggression and improve gut health while maintaining performance. However, type of fibre and feeding level are important factors influencing these effects. According to Wageningen UR researcher Carol Souza da Silva “Fibre gives restricted-fed pigs more satiety, whereas ad libitum-fed growing pigs compensate the lower energy in fibrous diets by ...

  • Country of origin labelling rules for pigs and poultry need beefing up, say MEPs

    A European Commission proposal that would allow pork to be labelled as “reared” in an EU country even if the pig had spent only four months there was rejected by Parliament on Thursday. MEPs argued that origin labelling rules for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultry should be modelled on the stricter ones already in place for beef, so as not to mislead ...


    By European Parliament

  • Cranfield launches European project to promote the use of trees in farming

    The first meeting of ‘AGFORWARD’, an exciting EU funded research programme on agroforestry, was held at Cranfield University this week.  The 4-year 6 million Euro project will be working with farmers and land owners in 15 countries across Europe to identify how agroforestry practices – farming with trees – can create  profitable, productive, and environmentally ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Guisborough and Driffield companies must pay £10,000 for pig slurry pollution

    Two companies have been ordered to pay more than £10,000 after they unlawfully discharging pig slurry into a Saltburn watercourse and killed more than 1,300 fish. F Brunton & Sons Ltd, of Barnaby Grange, Guisborough, and N C Buckton Ltd, of South Cattleholmes, Wansford, Driffield, have each been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £2,333.98 in legal costs after admitting an ...

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