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Nursery management is critical for healthy, fast-growing pigs, according to Steve Toft, Hubbard Feeds swine specialist, including later weaning and high feed intake.
Three factors in particular — high health, high feed intake and fast growth — go together to improve producers' profits by reducing the cost of feed per pound of grain. In addition, several things can be done to allow pigs to make a smooth transition to the growth-finish phase, according to Hubbard swine specialists:
Kiotechagil’s two conferences covered pig production techniques and performance data.
The Science behind Large-Scale Production conference will focus on pig, poultry and dairy, May 22-23 in Edinburgh.
The ‘See It? Stop It!’ initiative spotlights that proper animal care is the responsibility of all employees and that animal abuse is not acceptable or tolerated.
Earnings decline as company deals with high feed costs, reduced beef margins
Neogen offers the test in response to the horsemeat scandal.
Company says picture is already improving for next quarter
Pig prices are expected to remain high and may increase as the year progresses.
Three-year trial found that altering pig diets more frequently can improve feed conversion and lower feed cost per pound of gain.
The study analyzes the costs and benefits of surgical castration alternatives through the whole EU pig meat chain.
Oedema is estimated to affect 100 million piglets per year worldwide.
Members to help guide company's FarmCheck program
Former animal health business of Pfizer announces financial results for first-quarter 2013
Video part of project to increase transparency in meat, poultry industry
Transatlantic research group is studying the fast mutating virus that costs pork producers millions of pounds each year.
Rapsgris, HKScan’s ‘healthier pork’ is produced feeding pigs a rapeseed oil mixture
Approaches to pig nutrition vary widely throughout the world. Asia and other regions should look at all practices before taking a course of action.
Additives can no longer be considered without regarding cost as their impact depends largely on overall health status and general profitability.
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