Category Archive: Global TOPICS, Media Watch, PGT GLOBAL
Jul 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Maximizing housing rates has no welfare impact, scientists findHousing pigs at Europe’s maximum stocking rates has no impact on their welfare or performance, scientists in the UK have discovered.
Jul 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Immunocastrated pigs eat less, convert more efficiently, so what’s holding them back in the US?Imagine a corn field twice the size of Chicago. That’s what the pork industry could potentially save annually if it adopted an alternative to conventional castration. With about 55 million male...
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Denmark to build fence to keep out African swine feverDanish officials have announced plans to build a 44-mile fence on its border with Germany to prevent African swine fever from reaching the country’s pig herd.
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tackling PRRS: Managing outbreaks to limit damageAccording to a new guide on PRRS management, understanding how to manage the costly disease can help improve pig health and welfare, while increasing productivity.
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Measuring success and changing behaviors to reduce antibiotics use on hog farmsBy Georgina Crayford, PhD Senior Policy Advisor National Pig Association, UK
Jun 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Adjusting swine feed rations helps ensure weight gains during hot weatherAs temperature and humidity levels rise in the summer months, so does the threat of heat stress in the swine herd.
Jun 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Three-phase plan helps seize control of PRRSBy Jose Angulo, DVM Managing Veterinarian, PRRS specialist Pork Technical Services Zoetis
Jun 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Rapid Response Corps poised to investigate transboundary swine disease outbreaksThe US pork industry learned a big lesson after the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) outbreak in 2013.
May 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Barn location can impact PRRS exposure riskSeveral factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine...
May 01, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Retailers setting their sights on pain management in pig productionAlthough antibiotics and sow housing have remained center stage in recent years, retailers are increasingly putting pressure on producers to address pain management as part of their...