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  • 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

  • Pig feed contamination suspected during recycling process

    Recycled food products are at the centre of investigations into the source of dioxin contamination which has affected Irish pork. Pork products have been pulled off supermarket shelves as the Food Standards Authority (FSA) warned against eating pork from the Irish Republic. However, the FSA stressed consumers are unlikely to be at any 'significant risk'. Concerns were raised when a sample of pig ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dutch antibiotic use in pigs lower than Danish

    The National Food Institute, part of the Technical University of Denmark, and LEI Wageningen UR made an analysis of the antibiotic use in pigs in Denmark and The Netherlands. The analysis shows that in 2012, The Netherlands used approximately 20% less antibiotics in pigs than Denmark. For several years now, Denmark is known for its low veterinary antibiotic use. However, the overall ...

  • New report tracks progress in responsible pig farming

    The U.S. pork industry is releasing its first-ever farming responsibility report: 2012 Pork Industry Progress Report, Responsible Farming. Our Heritage. Our Future. The 36-page report details the evolution of modern pig farming over generations and tracks advancements that have been made in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ice pigs and thin tins: the keys to cutting carbon in food manufacture?

    Baking bread in lighter tins, cleaning pipes with ice instead of hot water, and using microwaves to dry fruit gums and jellies: these are just some of the ideas being explored by the Carbon Trust and food industry leaders to cut energy use and carbon emissions at UK manufacturing sites. Over the last year, the Carbon Trust has worked with companies including Allied Bakeries, Dairy Crest, Cadbury ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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

  • Oil spray reduces greenhouse gas emissions from pig finishing barns

    Animal feeding operations are an important emission source of air pollutants including methane and carbon dioxide—known greenhouse gases. Recent inventories suggest that animal manure makes a significant contribution to global methane emissions. As a consequence, greenhouse gas emissions can potentially become a limiting factor in the development and sustainability of animal production and ...

  • Ice pigging technology offers dairy industry significant savings

    New analysis published today by the Carbon Trust quantifies the benefits of introducing ‘ice pigging’, an innovative way of cleaning pipework using ice slurries, into commercial dairies to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact. The industry trials, funded by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, were carried out at production facilities of Yeo Valley, a leading ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • The hidden environmental costs of meat production

    The meat industry involves global trading of feed, live animals and processed meat. A new study suggests that environmental costs are not necessarily expressed in the price paid by the consumers benefiting from cheap meat, but as environmental damage further back up the supply chain. Global meat consumption has increased by 75 per cent in 20 years, with consumers becoming increasingly removed ...

  • 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

  • Ministries Need to Collaborate to Ensure Continued Productivity of Farmland and Forests in ECA

    As economies in the ECA region grow, farm and forest productivity will need to keep pace with rising consumer and industrial demand for food and wood.  But doing so by pushing natural resources beyond their limits can be disastrous. Governments in the region have taken steps to address this issue, but they – ministries of environment in partnership with others such as agriculture, forestry ...


    By The World Bank

  • UF/IFAS study: Feral swine can cost at least $2 million annually in cattle production

    Feral swine cost the Florida cattle industry at least $2 million a year in lost cattle production, according to a new study led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. In fact, researchers believe they may have underestimated the amount of forage destroyed by feral swine, said Samantha Wisely, a UF/IFAS associate professor of wildlife ecology and ...

  • € 35 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries

    The European Commission has approved 22 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, the grand majority of which will run for a period of three years, is € 70 million, of which the EU contributes € 35 million. The selected programmes cover quality products registered and protected as PDOs (Protected ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Three Ways to Support Poultry and Livestock through Soybean Quality

    Soybean meal is the most widely used source of protein for poultry and pigs in the United States and abroad.  It is estimated that more than 75 percent of all soybean meal produced in the world is fed to poultry and pigs.  Dairy cows also are major consumers of soybean meal.  For the soybean industry to remain viable, it is crucial these industries remain big users of soybean meal. ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • New insights on antioxidants and probiotics revealed at the 14th IPVS Congress

    Three new studies on swine nutrition and welfare were presented by Lallemand Animal Nutrition at the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Dublin, Ireland, June 7 – 10, 2016. These studies address critical issues of pig production, stressing the importance of nutritional management during key periods of stress such as weaning, vaccination and heat stress in piglets, as ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Landia’s pumps and mixers ensure no downtime at BiogenGreenfinch’s AD plant

    Durable pumps and mixers designed and made by Whitchurch-based Landia are maximising BiogenGreenfinch’s anaerobic digestion process at Milton Ernest near Bedford. Supplied with stainless steel impellers and stainless steel brackets (all protected by a two-component epoxy coating) to cope with food waste and pig manure, the Landia equipment has replaced mixers supplied by a different ...


    By Landia

  • 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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