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The nutrition of young, developing gilts has a tremendous impact on the lifetime performance of the sow.
Additives can no longer be considered without regarding cost as their impact depends largely on overall health status and general profitability.
Minor legumes are an attractive proposition in times when soybean meal prices skyrocket, but these feed ingredients do not come without their own problems that restrict use in poultry and pig diets.
Camelina oil can be an alternative, less expensive, source of omega-3 fatty acids that can be used to create ‘healthier’ pork meat for niche markets.
The benefits of feeding diets low in crude protein are examined in view of the recent increases in pig feed prices worldwide.
Rapeseed meal is an unavoidable byproduct of the biofuel industry that is recycled through animal feed, but not without having to address some unique problems.
Pork processor and hog producer to balance portfolio by becoming less dependent on lower-margin fresh pork in 2013.
As the production of pigs for slaughter in Denmark declines, Danish cooperative offers owners grants to invest in new pig buildings and convert sow stalls.
Australian pig producers are looking to reduce greenhouse gases and create a new niche pork market.
Soy protein concentrate may replace expensive fish meal in young piglet nutritional formulas.
While it may reduce feed costs to replace soybean meal in feed formulation, attention should be paid to the consequences.
Pig production equipment is quickly evolving to meet welfare, environmental and consumer demands.
France’s pig sector on track for growth in spite of new restrictions.
Pig equipment systems are evolving to meet future abattoir, processor and retailer demands for farm-to-fork traceability.
Data from the largest pig producing countries show changes in herd size as a restructuring takes place.
It is possible to have high-quality diets with less expensive alternative ingredients; you simply have to know where to find the ingredients.
Using alternative ingredients in order to lower feed cost is now common practice in swine diets. However, now the challenge is to strike a balance between cost and quality.
Europe is exploring piglet castration alternatives as new legislation forces pig producers to abandon the practice.
Danish pig producers efforts for reducing antibiotics is a blueprint for global swine sector.
Adding organic acids to water reduces the risk of post-weaning diarrhea syndrome in piglets.
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