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The latest articles, information and research on how to raise healthy gilts to help swine producers maximize their performance from the editors of Pig International magazine. Topics include nutritional and health guidelines, breeding information and housing and welfare best practices.

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Cargill bolsters its sow research capabilities

New Iowa technology application center will expand sow research capabilities
Cargill’s animal nutrition business is expanding its sow research capabilities with the opening of a new technology application center in Britt, Ia
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Ag groups: US needs FMD vaccine bank to protect food

As new Farm Bill is set to be written, ag industry calls attention to foot-and-mouth disease
100 agricultural organizations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill language establishing and funding a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank.
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Canada confirms 45 PEDV positive sites

PEDV has been found in 45 sites in Southeast Manitoba, Canada according to the Manitoba Pork Council.
Since May of this year, there have been 45 porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) cases confirmed in Manitoba, Canada, according to the Manitoba government website. Prior to May there had only been 10 cases since 2014.
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Pig breed produces large litters

Van Dijck’s Hypor “Large White” gilts are averaging 13.5 live piglets.
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.
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Barcelona, Spain to host ESPHIM 2018 pig health event

The Ninth European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) was held in the City of Prague, Czech Republic from May 3 to 5, 2017.
In total 1,562 delegates, partners and sponsoring company staff members from in total 49 countries participated in this event.
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