Pig Production Articles

  • Alternative to pig castration: a fast, robust and cheap method for the analysis of molecules causing boar taint in pork fat

    Thirty-eight percent (38%) of the meat production world wide comes from swine, which makes it the most eaten meat. But, did you know that without a control on the levels of certain molecules contained in pig fat, pork would taste off – way off? ...


    By Phytronix Technologies Inc.

  • Bio security measures in place for pig producers - Case Study

    The UK’s largest organic pig breeder understands the importance of bio security on their pig farms. They needed a supplier who could offer an onsite solution for their animal disposal whilst ensuring that they correspond with the company’s praised values. Addfield were the manufacturers to tick all the boxes, bio security standards were met and the customer now has a long lasting and ...

  • Connections: Not So Tidy Change

    Change is only tidy in hindsight. In the process, it is one big confusing mess. The straight lines and the clear trends that you read about in history books don’t convey the feeling of chaos at the time. Take the changes now occurring with organics as an example. It seems clear that at some point in the not very distant future it will be recognized that every ton of organics we have must be ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • CRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature

    Gene editing offers dramatic advances in speed, scope and scale of genetic improvement. It also offers an opportunity for more nuanced GMO governance. Very few technologies truly merit the epithet “game changer” — but a new genetic engineering tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 is one of them. Since we first developed the ability to alter the genetic material inside a plant or animal in ...


    By Ensia

  • Have Your Steak and Eat It, Too

    In our recent feature, “Has Meat Met Its Match?,” writer Rowan Jacobsen explores ways people can (now and possibly in the future) reduce the environmental and food security impacts of their diets, including entomophagy (bug-eating), synthetic meat and vegetarian substitutes. If none of those fits your needs, there are plenty of other ways ...


    By Ensia

  • Will Stainless Steel Production Costs Rise on Indonesia Export Ban?

    The Indonesia government finally pushed through a ban on exporting unprocessed exports of nickel and bauxite ore, in a move aimed at forcing companies to refine the minerals on Indonesian soil and then export to increase the value of exports. State owned Indonesian miner, Antam stated that it expects nickel ore production to decline by 87% in 2014 compared to last year, as it plans to now meet ...


    By Labdhi Engineering

  • Characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing bacteria isolated from sludge of commercial pig farms for producing methyl esters

    The objectives of this work were to isolate and characterize the polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) producing bacteria in enriched piggery sludge and make methyl esters from PHA for industrial applications. The strain ECAe24 isolated from piggery sludge with the highest PHA production was selected to produce PHA and then methyl ester by trans-esterification using glucose as substrate under mesophilic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Pick the Right Ice Melter For Your Needs

    We get a lot of calls asking about what deicer to use.  What are the best products to melt the ice and snow on city streets, parking garages, hospital entry-ways, sidewalks, and driveways?  What about the daycare center where children crawl and they pick up deicers on their hands and then potentially taste them?   How about the ...

  • Design of an integrated piggery system with recycled water, biomass production and water purification by vermiculture, macrophyte ponds and constructed wetlands

    Since 2001 the swine experimental station of Guernévez has studied biological treatment plants for nutrient recovery and water recycling, suited to the fresh liquid manure coming out of flushing systems. An integrated system with continuous recycling was set up in 2007, associated with a piggery of 30 pregnant sows. It includes a screen, a vermifilter, and macrophyte ponds alternating with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hog facility Texas, USA

    Type of Wastewater System: Supernate pit flush system Problem: This facility was having problems with manure crusting and floating on the top of the pit. This was making it impossible to flush the solids from the pit to an anaerobic digester. It was also having a tremendous buildup of ammonia gas that was causing irritation to the pigs and the employees. Flies were beginning to ...


    By Roebic Laboratories, Inc.

  • Management of waste organic matters and residential used water for culture and biomass production of red worm (Tubifex tubifex)

    The efficacy of red worm (Tubifex tubifex) for converting organic wastes like pig dung, poultry excreta and dairy sludge into worm biomass production was investigated. For this purpose, three experiments each for pig dung, poultry excreta and dairy sludge were conducted in cement trenches for 90 days duration. The poultry excreta produced maximum biomass (126.53 ± 2.16 g), followed by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Product Recalls

    Product Recalls Food product recalls have been a concern to consumers for many years. They incur immense direct costs for manufacturers and retailers, can shake consumer trust and may lead to consumers switching to competitors' brands. The number of food borne diseases that lead to mass product recalls is high - in the USA, over 17,000 cases of food poisoning were recorded for the year 2006. ...


    By Creme Global

  • Worming the way to finished compost

    SCREENING AND GRINDING When materials from CR&R and other generators are unloaded, a preliminary screening separates out nonorganic contaminants.    Even though there are source separated programs in places like Temecula and Lake Elsinore, there is the occasional appearance of plastic and glass that needs to be sorted out. Next, Bodlak’s crews put materials through a Vermeer tub ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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