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ASF set to undermine recovery in Vietnamese pig sector

ASF set to undermine recovery in Vietnamese pig sector

By Jane Byrne

The African swine fever (ASF) virus, initially detected in Vietnam in February, has resulted in the culling of over 1.3m domestic pigs in that market, so far, according to an update from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Sea kelp: the forgotten supplement?

By Lynda Searby

An Irish farming family has commercialized a dried seaweed supplement that has enabled its pig herd to go antibiotic free.

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Putting grass protein to the test in pigs

By Jane Byrne

Researchers based at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark are optimistic they can partially replace traditional protein ingredients like soy with clover grass in organic pig feed.

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Improved feed conversion ratio (FCR) in UK pig herd

By Jane Byrne

In the year up to September 2018, the feed conversion ratio (FCR) for the UK pig herd had improved compared to the 2017 average, according to the latest Agrosoft data, cited by the AHDB in a report

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