Pig Production Articles

  • France: DryExactpro dry feeding system for 1,600 weaners - Case Study

    Big Dutchman pig equipment and feeding systems are used on pig farms in more than 100 countries on all five continents. Naturally, this includes the "End of the Earth", and for good reason: French department no. 29, Finistère, derives its name from the Latin "Finis Terrae" and is the westernmost corner of Brittany, i.e. right where France drops into the Atlantic Ocean. It has much ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Electronic sow feeding system

    In 2013, the company Börde Porc GmbH & Co. KG set up a modern sow management farm in one of the most fertile plains of Germany, the so-called "Magdeburg Börde". The new houses provide space for around 2,400 productive sows and 600 gilts. Once again, Big Dutchman was allowed to prove its capability by providing the required sow equipment.  To date, Börde Porc's location ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Prospering pig farmer in Catalonia very happy with liquid feeding system - Case Study

    Catalonia, one of the autonomous communities of Spain in the north-east of the country, has much to offer. Its beautiful beaches and the capital Barcelona are visited by many tourists every year. What most of them do not know: The Catalans are very successful pig producers. This is not only proven by the many farms breeding the Iberian pig in the region around the city of Lleida. A large ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Sow management: Bongdong trumpets stellar production - Case Study

    The past decade has seen changes in the South Korean pig industry landscape. From more than 12,000 pig farms in 2005, the number declined to 6,000 in 2012. Despite this, total pig inventory in the country has gone up to almost 10 million heads from roughly nine million heads during the same period, evidence of the growing efficiency and productivity of the country’s pig producers.  ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • How to Compost Pig Manure into Organic Fertiliser

    In general, a 200lb pig would produce about 13lb manure per day. Pig manure contains plentiful essential nutrition ingredients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for plant growth, which can promote healthy growth and increase the yield of grain crop. Even though pig manure is a commendable raw material of organic fertilizer, lots of pig manures carry E.coli, salmonella, parasitic worms and a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Antibiotics and the Livestock Industry

    The Earth’s population has more than quadrupled in the last 150 years, which has led to dramatic changes in the livestock industry because farmers had to increase the density of animals in order to meet demand. As a result of the increased proximity of animals to one another, disease became a huge problem. Subsequently, antibiotics began being commonly used on livestock farms. Originally, ...


    By NW Solutions

  • How ILI Pig Tracking can be dangerous if done incorrectly

    Pipeline pigs are tools that are inserted into a pipeline and pushed along the pipeline by the product flowing through the pipeline. There are many different types of ILI tools. Some are used to clean the pipeline, while others are used to inspect the pipeline for deformities or corrosion damage. Some are even used to purge different products in a multi-product pipeline. Inline inspection (ILI) ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Evaluation of major types of shiga toxin 2e-producing escherichia coli bacteria present in food, pigs, and the environment as potential pathogens for humans

    Shiga toxin 2e (Stx2e)-producing strains from food (n = 36), slaughtered pigs (n = 25), the environment (n = 21), diseased pigs (n = 19), and humans (n = 9) were investigated for production of Stx2e by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, for virulence markers by PCR, and for their serotypes to evaluate their role as potential human pathogens. ...

  • Reinventing the pig: the negotiation of risks and rights in the USA xenotransplantation debate

    Xenotransplantation (XTP) involves the transplantation of cells, tissues and organs from non-human mammals (usually pigs) to humans. Because XTP could produce considerable public health gains, advocates want to proceed to human clinical trials as soon as possible. However, XTP also raises complex regulatory issues, since virtually all scientists agree that there is a risk of pig endogenous ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Paradigms and paradoxes of agricultural risk governance

    Essential requirements of council directives and legal provisions in medical feedstuffs are not satisfied in Germany. The 'Schweinemastskandal' (intensive pig breeding scandal) sheds light on the various stakeholders that exploit ambiguous EU regulatory control structures through the use of hazardous feeding stuff and prophylactic prohibited medication. This case helps the understanding of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reduction of ammonia emissions during composting by Uncoupling of oxygen demand and heat removal

    Intensive pig production systems result in high emissions of ammonia, odour and greenhouse-gases (methane and laughing gas) by exhaust ventilation air. Moreover, large amounts of manure (faeces and urine) are produced with insufficient nearby land for applications (Imbeath, 1998). These outputs lead to environmental problems related to ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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