Boars, breeding and Biden in Pig Progress 1

 

Natalie Berkhout, Pig Progress

Feb 19, 2021  

 

The first 2021 edition of Pig Progress is now available online. Between the covers of this edition is an exploration of wild boar farming in Finland, a considered approach to breeding for robustness as a way forward, and a look towards the USA, where a new administration took office.

 

ASFv mutation in China: What happens on-farm?

 

The 2019 ASF outbreaks in China resulted in losses of at least 40% of the country’s sow herd, but it also meant record prices and profits. The country is now on the rebound and new swine facilities are being built. But, there’s reason to believe that the epidemic is far from over… Read the article on pages 6-8.

 

Traditional pork taste that has stood the test of time

 

The EU PiG Innovation featured in this edition is the focus on meat quality and the union of the local Basque pork breed, land and men. Correspondent Natalie Berkhout reports on the innovation on page 9 where can be read about the work done by the ambassador, pig breeder and artisan producer, Pierre Oteiza, in France.

 

No historical data but fresh info from the barn ...

 

John Gadd: Pig expert and avid storyteller ...

 

Column: Are you deficient? ...

 

What innovations did EuroTier 2021 offer? ...

 

Farming wild boar in times of ASF ...

 

Breeding for robustness as the way forward ...

 

Balanced breeding can enhance sustainability ...

 

Pig farming under a new US administration ...

 

Tackling ileitis by boosting immunity ...

 

Carbohydrase and its impact on performance ...

 

Marketing skills ...

 

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