Simon John Tallis, a pig producer based in Halifax, pleaded guilty to two offences relating to breaches of legislation introduced to cut the risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) affecting UK livestock.
Replacing imported feed raw materials with domestic ones could lead to a decrease in the Salmonella prevalence among pigs in countries where infection is low, such as in Finland, finds a study from the Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira.
As Dutch media reports show the rate of pig farms going bankrupt in the Netherlands has picked up steam in 2016, the head of the Dutch feed association says his sector has a role to play in securing pork production profitability.
There is a growing awareness today of the importance of early feeding strategies for pig productivity. But questions remain about what role nutritional intervention plays in ensuring a stable gut and enabling the piglet to fully access nutrients for growth.
Understanding the structure of the gut and how it may affect and be affected by factors like diet, digestion and the pig’s immune system, is one of the current research objectives of swine expert, John Patience.
There is now much more awareness globally about what eubiotics can do in pig production, what they can’t do and how to ensure their greater effectiveness in terms of production and cost, said a DSM specialist.
In recent years, essential oils (EOs) have attracted attention from the swine and poultry sectors on the hunt for antibiotic growth promotor replacements but the Chinese authors of a review said there are knowledge gaps in terms of the mechanisms behind...
Swine producers across Canada will soon be able to include more co-products from the food and bio-fuel industries in growing-finishing pig diets whilst reducing feed cost per kilogram of gain, on the back of research taking place at the University of...
Research expertise at AB Neo, a new division of AB Agri, is focused solely on neonate performance, with the UK firm saying its newly launched accelerator program is already proven, academically and commercially, to take calf and piglet performance to...
Researchers at Teagasc have come up with some pragmatic solutions to the issue of maintaining growth in pigs weaned from large litters, including amino acid supplementation for sows and increasing weaning age to four weeks.
Contaminated feed might be a confirmed risk factor for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), but the number one mode of transmission is most likely contaminated transport, according to Dr Scott Dee, director of research at Pipestone Veterinary Services...
Despite having joined forces with fellow US feed giant DeKalb Feeds to offer non-porcine swine feed, JBS United rejects suggestions that there could be a link between Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) transmission and the use of porcine plasma in...
The cost of feed grains in China has increased steadily in 2014 adding to the pressure on pig producers in that market, with some smaller farmers abandoning the pork business over the past few months, says Rabobank.
DuPont is increasingly focused on the benefits of phytase for aquaculture, the anti-nutrient effect of phytate in young pigs and the interaction between enzymes, betaine and probiotics in the absence of antibiotics.
A leading US grain association has added to the livestock industry’s war chest to pursue research on feed links and the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) that has devastated the swine industry in the US.
The EU Commission has published new rules that require more stringent controls on pork by-products used for animal feed before they can be imported in a bid to stave off exposure to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv) disease.
France has proposed a ban on feed ingredients using pig by-products and the import of live pigs from North America, Mexico and Japan, in order to ward off the entry of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) into the country.
The US and Canadian pork, feed and other linked industries have mapped out feed-related research priorities in a strategic bid to control the future spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv).
CFIA confirms results of further testing of feed pellets