Advertisement

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

Piglets

The latest articles, information and research on how to raise healthy piglets to help swine producers maximize their performance. Topics include nutritional and health guidelines, feeding systems, biosecurity and welfare best practices. Register for free to access premium content.

ARTICLES

Expert: African swine fever will change face of animal ag

Joe Kerns uses the EIC Forum to address African swine fever and how it will continue to impact the global meat market for as far any prediction may indicate.
With no signs of a solution, ASF will continue to demand the attention of the global meat market for as far as any statistical information would indicate.
Read more

Modern growth performance targets for piglets

Having a set of growth performance targets for piglets can be handy for many functions in a piglet farm, if only to arrange for correct feed delivery orders.
The success or failure of any piglet nutrition program depends on the degree to which it reaches its targets in terms of growth performance, which often is used as an indicator of profitability under intensive production conditions.
Read more

Vietnam sets up new African swine fever task force

Deadly pig disease returns to Moldova
African swine fever (ASF) has made an alarming jump in Vietnam, causing the first outbreak in a centrally located province while also continuing its spread in the north. The disease has also returned to Moldova, and the virus has infected more European wild boar.
Read more

EU countries continue to report new cases of ASF

China sees decline in number of African swine fever cases
Chinese sources report no new cases of African swine fever (ASF) during the past week, but the disease has been officially recorded in the wild boar populations in Belgium, Poland and Romania, and domestic pigs in Ukraine.
Read more

Time to revisit calcium levels in pig feed

We use calcium specifications from decades-old research, so we need to make sure those numbers are still valid.
Despite its abundance and low price, calcium cannot be used without caution and, as it happens, this is the case as it is invariably being used as a common carrier for many products.
Read more

How to identify African swine fever, prevent spread

Veterinarians and feed producers can identify and prevent the spread of the deadly pig disease if it makes its way to US
African swine fever (ASF) has spread across China and parts of Europe since August. It has not affected any farms in the U.S., but American veterinarians and pig producers should be aware of the symptoms of the disease and how to spot it in their herd, as well as how to prevent the disease’s spread to the U.S.
Read more

Piglet porridge, an undervalued tool

Widely known as gruel-feeding, a warm porridge of a suitably designed feed can help underprivileged piglets survive and thrive.
I have experienced firsthand the positive response of piglets (of any age) to a moist or semi-moist feed offered right after weaning.
Read more

Post-weaning feed intake target for piglets

It is time to re-evaluate our feed intake target for the first week post-weaning for modern piglets raised in above-average facilities.
We all know that the higher the feed intake during the first week post-weaning, the better the overall growing-finishing performance. So how can we improve post-weaning feed intake? 
Read more