TOPIGS piglets had an average mortality rate of 11.9%, compared to 12.1% in 2009 and 2008.
Pig farms with TOPIGS sows weaned an average of 28.1 piglets per sow in 2010, according to results from a sow management system linked to TOPIGS.
Data was gathered from 748 Dutch farms with a total of nearly 337,000 sows. The top 10% of farms achieved 30.9 weaned piglets per sow per year. At the same time, mortality of the piglets has fallen slightly and the average piglet mortality is 11.9%, down from both 2009 and 2008 (12.1%). For the top 10% of farms the mortality rate was 10.4%.
Ninety farms (12% of the total) weaned more than 30 piglets per sow per year. The best farm weaned 33.3 piglets per sow per year.
New plant expected to be operational in 2017 or early 2018
Dosatron releases their animal health catalogue and free App
for smartphones & tablets. The App includes a stock solution calculator
software for medication.
The Rotecna Ultra-resistant chain for chain and
disk systems sets are designed for a long-travel conveyer system.
Germany, France, Denmark and the Netherlands try different strategies to enhance animal welfare and consumer trust
Brazilian pork producer and processor partners with World Animal Protection, which will guide company during transition
Video takes viewer on tour of sow housing operation and explains humane handling considerations
Feed-to-meat event to be bigger than ever this year
Jody Horner will leave Cargill at end of 2014 to take helm at university in Nebraska
New research center in Minnesota will accommodate all aspects of wean-to-finish swine research
President of Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats promoted as predecessor Jody Horner leaves Cargill to become president of Nebraska’s Midland University
Executives from meat and poultry companies unite for video that is latest step in meat and poultry industry’s transparency efforts
Canadian grant money helps Maple Leaf Foods pig farm switch from gestation stalls to loose sow housing
When it comes to sow group size and status, and available feeding strategies, what one producer may swear by, another may fail with.
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