Katherine Richardson talks about planetary boundaries and how new knowledge is helping us to better define the necessary economic, environmental, and social steps which will lead us towards true sustainability. Read more about the launch event here.
How Automatic Pig Feeding Systems improve the bottom line
Pig producers face a lot of challenges. In North America, specifically, there are 70% fewer pig farms today than in the year 2000. As feed costs rise while global demand for animal protein increases, pig farmers must produce more pork with fewer resources. Automatic pig feeding systems are a large part of the solution, as they bring increased efficiency, convenience and control to the feeding process.Osborne’s TEAM system is aptly named, as it provides “Total Electronic Animal Management.” The...
Gradual weaning prevents post weaning growth check in piglets raised in a group farrowing system
According to research carried out at the Dutch Swine Innovation Centre (VIC Sterksel), gradual weaning at the age of 9 weeks seems to be a good strategy to prevent the post weaning growth check, and to improve the behaviour of piglets and growing-finishing pigs. The development of piglets raised in a multi-suckling system was studied with abrupt weaning at an age of 4 weeks, and gradual weaning with intermittent suckling at an age of 9 weeks. The research commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs was...
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 clarity resulting from this. In case of the Free Movement Farrowing Pen “MoreFlex”, the farmer can handle...
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. attended such highly technical presentations delivered by European experts and well-known local Professor. The meeting was hosted by...
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 with S. cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 showed significant increase in feed intake during lactation in comparison to...