A study from Norway found that finishing pigs in larger groups had better welfare in terms of a lower proportion of bite marks. More floor space per pig and liquid feed in troughs were also associated with a reduction in bite marks.
The number of outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in pigs and cases reported in wild boar in the EU fell in 2022 compared to the previous year, according to a report published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Vilomix, which is owned by Danish Agro, Agravis and Vestjyllands Andel, has inked a deal to acquire 75% of the Brazilian premix and minerals company, Vitamix Nutrição Animal, which owns factories in Brazil and also in Paraguay.
Bacteriophages, probiotics, postbiotics and vaccines offer potential as alternatives to antibiotics to control E. coli associated challenges in pigs. But such additives need additional well-designed experiments and field-based work, finds a new review.
A newly published study corroborates previous research papers reporting zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) excretion from grower‐finisher pigs could be reduced by perhaps 50% without negative effects on growth by reducing trace mineral supplements below commercially...
The use of Donau Soja-certified feed sees an elimination of around 40% of CO2-emissions caused by pork meat production, found a study carried by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Austria.
A study looking at the effect of liquid porcine plasma in contaminated feed has suggested the minimum infectious dose of the African Swine Fever virus (ASFV) in feed may be higher than conveyed to date.
A Norwegian study has found that feeding low protein grass silage to cows enabled cost savings compared to feeding silage optimal in protein but replacing soybean meal with rapeseed meal in finishing pig diets was not profitable.
About 75% of the pig feed producer members of Netherlands feed trade group, Nevedi, have announced that they are open to their company joining the Dutch pig industry collective, the Coalition Vitalization Pig Farm (CoViVa), which is aimed at future proofing...
Supplementation of up to 15% grass protein in the rations of organic pigs in Denmark had no negative impact on their weight, growth, feed intake and feed utilization, according to research conducted at Aarhus University in Foulum.
Ireland’s Specialist Nutrition has signed a five-year deal, worth €135m, with US-based Attis Industries to supply by-products from that producer’s corn ethanol plant as sustainable feed to local farmers.
A product, based on proprietary fungal fermented rye, is aimed at supporting pig farmers as they move away from a reliance on antibiotics for herd management in that it reduces the animal’s exposure to harmful pathogens, says Trouw Nutrition.