The British Pig Executive has published full details of the work it has done to help pig producers improve pig production during the past year in its 2011–2012 Technical Report.
The report is an in-depth look at knowledge transfer and research and development activities which were designed to help producers improve physical pig performance, herd health and environmental management. “The sustainability of the pig industry in England hinges on production efficiency, and the key focus of the research and development activity is on helping to deliver a more cost-competitive industry,” said Derek Armstrong, British Pig Executive research and development chief.
The report includes practical on-farm solutions from the knowledge transfer team to provide ideas for other producers who are experiencing similar challenges. It also provides a single point of reference for university departments and commercial companies to see, at a glance, all the areas of research and development currently under way, and to spot potential opportunities to work with the British Pig Executive and contribute further knowledge to benefit the English pig industry.
Other highlights of the report include:
Event will be held June 8-11, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico
Survey shows all retailers have increased British lines in at least one form of pig meat
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate won’t pass farm bill extension because it is unnecessary
Rep. Collin Peterson says good progress on farm bill negotiations has been made
Company invests in new equipment specially designed to deal with plastic
20 states have now reported cases of deadly porcine virus
Murphy-Brown and Alpental Energy Partners are converting manure to electricity
Country produces more cheaply than US, EU
UK pig producer earns Food & Farming Industry Awards’ Enterprise and Innovation title
Regular registration for international swine event to begin January 1, 2014
Pork and poultry operations will continue to run as separate business units
Early vaccination proven to result in better post-weaning health
Poultry organization says increased veterinary oversight is a key component for judicious use of antibiotics
Pig farm reported to have 4 cases of classical swine fever has been disinfected and all susceptible animals have been destroyed
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