pig breeding News

  • STW-Breed4Food Partnership for sustainable livestock breeding

    Technology Foundation STW and the business consortium Breed4Food have launched an ambitious new research programme that links many scientific disciplines with livestock breeding. The aim of the programme – known as the STW-Breed4Food Partnership – is to acquire new insights into sustainability, animal health and welfare and to improve efficiency. STW and the ...

  • 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

  • The Livestock Event 2014: new dedicated pig and poultry feature

    The Livestock Event, the UK’s leading livestock trade show is launching a new dedicated feature for pig and poultry producers at the 2014 event, to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on 2 and 3 July.  Specialist advice on feeding, health, equipment and housing will be featured in a new Pig and Poultry Feature in the Feeds and Forage Zone making it easy for visitors to locate ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • SAPHIR: an International and Multidisciplinary Approach to Developing New Vaccines for Livestock

    SAPHIR is a project coordinated by INRA and selected by the European Commission for its Horizon 2020 programme. Participants launched the project with a seminar held on 11-13 May 2015 at INRA’s Jouy-en-Josas site. SAPHIR aims at developing innovative vaccination strategies against the pathogens responsible for major economic losses in cattle, pig and poultry farming. The project is the ...

  • Paice calls for more honest labelling

    Food businesses, including supermarkets and processors, should do more voluntarily to improve country of origin labelling on food products such as meat and dairy, Food Minister Jim Paice said today. On a visit to Melton Mowbray, home of one of Britain’s most iconic protected foods, the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Mr Paice said he wanted to see improved country of origin labelling, particularly ...

  • AgroFarm attracts record crowds as state steps up support for farming

    With more than 12,000 visitors, the AgroFarm exhibition in Moscow on February 3 – 5, 2015, reached its best attendance figures yet, with Russian farmers travelling from as many as 70 different regions to attend this leading agricultural event that has been held annually since 2007.   Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich attended a conference at the show and emphasized the importance ...

  • Burger king to be 100 percent cage-free by 2017

    Burger King Corp. (BKC) has announced two industry-leading commitments that will enhance the animal welfare standards in its U.S. supply chain, which serves more than 7,200 BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide. The company has pledged to transition its U.S. supply chain to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2017 and only purchase pork from suppliers that can demonstrate documented plans to end ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The Livestock Event 2014: more livestock + new technical

    The Livestock Event, the UK’s leading livestock trade show is launching new features and in response to visitor demand is increasing the livestock presence at the 2014 event, to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on 2 and 3 July. In addition, it has launched a new state of the art website http://www.livestockevent.co.uk/  ...

  • 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 ...

  • Senegal nears first victory in war on tsetse fly

    A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the way for complete eradication. "Since the project started, there is already less disease. It has not only reduced the tsetse but also ticks, which cause lots of other diseases in the area. We have noticed ...

  • FDA’s New Antibiotics Policy Fails to Protect Health

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today released a long pending policy that lays out a voluntary approach to reducing the use of antibiotics in animals that are not sick. The policy, known as Guidance 213, was widely criticized by NRDC and other public interest organizations when it was released in draft form in April 2012, because it fails to require any changes in the use of antibiotics. ...

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Farmers could cut emissions while boosting production

    Farmers could earn more and protect the environment by using technologies and practices that reduce the global warming gases that livestock emit, according to a report by the UN Food ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Livestock Recommendations - Farming Regulation Task Force

    At the Oxford Farming Conference the Secretary of State announced:  From 2016, the introduction of a generic 10 mile rule for CPH allocation across farmed species, alongside a new solution for dealing with land being used for temporary grazing within 10 miles of the home holding;  From 2017, the abolition of all CTS Links and Sole Occupancy Authority (SOAs) licences; ...

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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