The latest science, news and swine breeding research and genetics information on sows, hogs, boars, gilts and piglets to help pig producers maximize herd performance and yields from the editors of Pig International magazine. Topics include sow single-fixed time insemination, boar taint and breeding boars.
Van Dijck’s Hypor “Large White” gilts are averaging 13.5 live piglets.
June 7, 2017
With an average of 15 piglets born alive, 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Hypor’s partner Leon van Dijck, the owner of Schweinehaltung Düben GmbH and C. A Nucleus farm in Düben, Germany which works with Hypor genetics for many years now.
The development and approval of a new generation of reproductive hormones for advancing and synchronizing ovulation in swine has been attracting attention for their application use of single fixed-time insemination (SFTI). The technology is based on the administration of a hormone to sows after weaning and is followed by only one timed insemination the next day.
USDA seeks to recognize Malta as free of SVD, ASF and FMD
May 17, 2016
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to recognize the Republic of Malta as free of certain significant livestock diseases - swine vesicular disease (SVD), African swine fever (ASF), foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and rinderpest.