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.
Neogen offers the Prima Marc bottle mount vaccinator, a
veterinary syringe that simultaneously injects and marks an animal with a
single motion using only one hand.
Rotecna offers the Minitainer, a product for
dispensing liquids to the piglets in farrowing.
However, US pork exports to Mexico will not grow as rapidly as they have in previous years
Food Engineering magazine honors Smithfield Foods for its companywide dedication to sustainable production
Significant gains made with EU pork exports to China, South Korea
Direct exports of Finnish meat to China were not possible prior to certification from Chinese food authorities
Group offers Axion ThermoControl, feed for pigs and sows, used in hot weather,
to maintain animals feed intake.
Inc. offers the Chieftan indoor electronic sow feeding system, which allows for
full control of each sow’s nutritional requirements through individual feeding.
Agriculture minister confident Northern Ireland pork can meet China’s strict standards
Transaction expected to improve Big Dutchman’s service to the poultry and pig industries
Uncertainty is widespread concerning PEDv, ASF, Russian trade and currency exchange rates
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