News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Egbert Knol

Egbert Knol is the director of Topigs Research Centre IPG in The Netherlands.



Genetic selection for heat tolerant sows

As global pig production moves to hotter areas, genetics should follow the need for lines that withstand heat stress without sacrificing productivity.
Heat tolerance is already an important consideration for pig herds operating where the climate is hot. We know all about the need to have pigs that will keep performing well, even when temperatures are high.
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Tips to lower pig feed costs

Efficient use of all feed materials is the key to profitable modern swine farm management.
Now is the time to examine how pig feed use is measured and managed on the farm, especially as the current higher grain prices are here to stay. The efficient use of all feed materials is the most important topic of modern pig farm management.
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