Conferences updated Chinese on the latest European pig farming technology

Kiotechagil China recently hosted two conferences in Guangdong province to share the current standards of European pig production and performance data with Chinese pig farmers.

From left: Ni Hongyu – Technical Manager of Kiotechagil (Shanghai); Dr. Feng Wang – Technical Director of Kiotechagil (Shanghai); Murray Hyden Director of Biosecurity at Kiotechagil and Chen Wuxi Manager of Mei Ligao.
From left: Ni Hongyu – Technical Manager of Kiotechagil (Shanghai); Dr. Feng Wang – Technical Director of Kiotechagil (Shanghai); Murray Hyden Director of Biosecurity at Kiotechagil and Chen Wuxi Manager of Mei Ligao.

Kiotechagil China recently hosted two conferences in Guangdong province to share the current standards of European pig production and performance data with Chinese pig farmers.

The conferences were attended by nearly 300 local pig farmers who were invited by local sub-distributor Mei Ligao. The farmers were addressed by Murray Hyden, director of biosecurity for Kiotechagil; Dr. Wang, technical director for Kiotechagil China; as well as the president and manager of Mei Ligao. 

“These conferences provide perfect opportunities to keep local farmers in China in tune with current European farming practices, and also the implications of the 2013 regulation change with regards group housing of gestating sows,” says Hyden. “We also covered the trend towards outdoor pigs in the UK, the reasons behind the banning of antibiotics for prophylactic use, the benefits and pitfalls of liquid feeding and an introduction to the advantages of protected acid systems.” 

Dr. Wang introduced a new product, Clean’n Dry, a drying agent for piglets with an emollient to keep skin supple and with essential oils to provide an antibacterial effect. The product has been shown to have a calming effect on piglets leading to reduced aggression and enhanced performance.

Kiotechagil’s mycotoxin binder – Neutox was also introduced. Hyden explained to the pig farmers the reasons behind using a combination product to tackle mycotoxins from both field and storage moulds and presented comparative studies using simulated gut modelling.

The conferences were held Zhao Qing and Foshan City.

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