Category Archive: Breeding herd, Global TOPICS, News, PGT GLOBAL
Sep 28, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Enriched pens linked to less gestational stress, lower piglet mortalityHousing sows in enriched pens can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the development and survival rate of piglets, according to scientists.
Sep 26, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Bigger not always better in quest for sustainable porkStriving to produce heavier pigs is not necessarily the answer to increasing pig productivity and farm profitability, an expert in pig genetics has warned.
Sep 13, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Benefits of castration alternative presented at global pig-health eventTwo world-renowned experts discussed the economic and welfare benefits of using a novel castration alternative at the 2016 International Pig Veterinary Society conference in Dublin.
Apr 27, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Castration also hurts the bottom line in pig productionA new study from Spain shows that surgical castration leads to higher mortalities and lower weaning weights in male piglets — and as a result, diminished economic returns.
Mar 15, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on French pork producer focuses on sustainability to meet evolving consumer demandsIn a country world-famous for its food, a small French pig producer’s strategy for meeting consistently high standards of quality, welfare and nutrition has earned it a spot on the map.