sow management News

  • Which seeds to sow for bees?

    Farmers could help to maintain populations of bees and other pollinators by sowing inexpensive seed mixes on their land, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed pollinators visiting study plots in Berkshire, UK, and explored how sowing different seed mixes and using different management techniques affected the flowers produced and the pollinators visiting them. Overall, 84% of the crop ...

  • Sowing the seeds of stable agriculture

    In a country with a precarious history of food insecurity, one award-winning research institution is driving change in Senegal by focusing on training farmers and helping them to diversify their ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • National Horticulture Convention sowing the Seeds For Industry’s Future

    The diverse and dynamic range of careers in horticulture will be on display when a group of year 11 and 12 students descend on the National Horticulture Convention at the Gold Coast on Friday 26 June. During their attendance at the Convention, incorporating both AUSVEG and Apple and Pear Australia Ltd (APAL), students from Loganlea, ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Levucell SB improves sow’s feed intake in lactation: Results of a meta-analysis

    Results of a meta-analysis show that probiotic yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 (LEVUCELL SB), helps increase sow feed intake during lactation.1 The study was presented by Lallemand Animal Nutrition at the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Joint Annual Meeting, July 12-16, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. Optimal feed intake in ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Meta-Analysis Results to be presented during IPPE Technology XChange

    The results of a meta-analysis showing that Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 helps increase sow feed intake during lactation, will be presented during a Technology XChange at the International Processing and Production Expo (IPPE), in Atlanta, Ga. The meta-analysis shows the results of 10 commercial trials throughout Europe and North America. The studies show that sows supplemented ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • For more structure, ergonomics, and animal wellbeing: The `MoreFlex` free movement farrowing pen

    With an innovative pen concept, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp ensure more animal wellbeing in sow managements: the farrowing pen “MoreFlex” is convincing, mainly due to its ergonomic and flexible technology. As opposed to customary products, the innovation of the new WEDA Farrowing Pen is featuring low pen walls, an array of farrowing pen and piglets’ nest, as well as greater ...

  • The 3rd Lallemand Swine Nutrition and Gut Health Solution technical meeting

    Lallemand China team and local Levucell SB distributor Hi-link were pleased to jointly hold the 3rd Lallemand Swine Nutrition and Gut Health Solution technical meeting in Hefei, China, in the afternoon of April 20th, 2016. More than 100 domestic influential animal nutrition experts and feed manufacturers including CP China, YangXiang Group, Continental, Twins and Jiuding Group etc. ...

  • Apparel companies reveal best practices in purchasing

    In a new report, Gap, Inc., Timberland, Nike, Levi Strauss & Co., Nordstrom, Jones Apparel, and Phillips-Van Heusen share examples of how changing their purchasing practices resulted in improved working conditions and cost reductions. Amy Galland, author of Best Current Practices in Purchasing: The Apparel Industry and Research Director at As You Sow, states, "after years of turning to ...

  • Fewer indicators may be sufficient to assess soil quality

    Although soil quality is best assessed using a wide range of indicators, a smaller set may be more practical and still provide the necessary information needed to choose between land management systems. This is the conclusion of a new study in Brazil that evaluated three different indexes of soil quality based on three sets of indicators. In order to ensure farming is sustainable, there is a ...

  • Beyond Solyndra: Cleantech Investment Opportunities On the Rise Says New Report by Leading Research and Advocacy Firms

    Non-profit organizations As You Sow and the Responsible Endowments Committee join cleantech experts Kachan & Co. for a webinar announcing the release of a new report examining investment opportunities in the cleantech sector. Cleantech Redefined addresses the question "what are the best ways to invest in a clean future and get an ROI?" The last decade of cleantech investments underperformed ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • UN to assist African farmers threatened by climate change

    Some 10,000 farmers in five African countries, where crops are expected to be badly affected by climate change, are to receive help from the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the form of low-cost rain gauge equipment and roving seminars provided by agricultural experts. With the help of Spain, WMO will distribute the rain gauges to volunteer farmers in Burkina Faso, Mali, ...


    By United Nations

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: what are the costs?

    The livestock sector is estimated to contribute 14.5% of all global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This study estimated the costs of reducing emissions from ruminant livestock using five different practices. The findings will help policymakers to understand the cost effectiveness of different interventions in the sector, and the contribution that different policies could make to ...

  • Barcelona says Hola! To the 7th International LEVUCELL SB Technical meeting

    On May 25 & 26, around 150 swine professionals from around the world gathered in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, Spain’s number one region for pig production, for the 7th International LEVUCELL® SB Technical meeting. The swine industry has changed a lot over the past few years and so have the challenges faced by producers. Meeting after meeting, we have seen evolution ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • A Day to Honor the Hard Work of Farmers across the World

    Farmers play a vital role in providing the basics for all of our food needs as well as in changing the agricultural landscape. By managing farming practices, farmers also assure the sustainability of the whole flora and fauna. Agriculture currently occupies one-third of the Earth’s land surface. It is the central activity for much of the world’s population, providing the food for ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • SA growers advised to monitor crops as stem rust emerges

    South Australian grain producers are encouraged to closely monitor wheat crops following the emergence of both stem and leaf rust on the West Coast and in the Lower North. Stem rust has been found in an area of about 16 kilometres in diameter near Kalanbi, north-west of Ceduna. Crops of Yitpi have been mostly affected. SARDI senior plant pathologist Dr Hugh Wallwork said that a single infected ...

  • 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

  • Pepsi`s positive water initiative

    When PepsiCo launched its business in India 18 years ago, it pioneered several major agricultural initiatives, partnering with thousands of farmers and Punjab Agriculture University to raise productivity and thus improve farmers' incomes and quality of life. Over the years, PepsiCo India's efforts helped more than double tomato yields, introduced “processing quality” potato varieties, initiated ...

  • Herbicide reduction can preserve crop yields as well as biodiversity benefits of weeds

    Pesticide-sparing approaches to farming do not have to compromise on crop yields, new research suggests. A study that explored the impact of reduced herbicide use across a variety of different farming contexts found that herbicideefficient systems could be just as productive as conventional systems — and more so than organic systems — whilst having other important environmental ...

  • 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 ...

  • First 4th Generation T Series Reach Customers

    Coinciding with the launch of the new T-series in November 2014, the factory in Suolahti, Finland, began mass production of the newly developed and extensively tested tractor range. Across Europe, including in Germany, the first machines are already working on farmland and with contractors. We were present at one of the handovers, and talked to the new owners. A white T174e Direct with front ...

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