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.
Pace of slaughter remains heavy and supplies of slaughter hogs in US is ample
Companies will have equal ownership on plant that will process 3 million hogs annually
New standards seek to eliminate use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion purposes, find alternatives to layer cages and gestation crates
Alltech, Big Dutchman, Betco, PIC and Pipestone offer support of future Jiangsu Guo Ming pig operation
Canadian Animal Health Coalition receives CA$183,929 in government funding
Cooper Farms, Hybrid Turkeys officials share experiences of transparency at Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit
If US country of origin labeling laws aren’t swiftly changed, retaliation from Mexico and Canada will happen, many say
Avian influenza, low poultry consumption in China, growth of Chinese pig industry topics of high interest among attendees
Multi-protein company reports positive financial results for first quarter
Symaga offers a line of fencing for pigs, including horizontal
steel, vertical steel and PVC options. All fences are part of a modular system
of pen dividers for the creations of all sizes of this structure.
Green tea, long used as a byproduct in China’s pig feed production, is undergoing a marketing revival as consumers become more concerned about the safety and health of pork
Despite record high prices, US pork producers see growing revenue from exports
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