Repop, research and remodelling in Pig Progress 2

 

Vincent ter Beek, Pig Progress

Apr 2, 2021    

 

The second 2021 edition of Pig Progress is now available online. This edition unpacks the repopulation of Chinese pig population and discusses its insatiable market. Researchers delve into the emotions of pigs by exploring and evaluation their communication, faces and body language. Also, how and why does gut health rely on early-life nutrition, and how can a pig’s gut health be determined without touching the pig?

 

Wanted: Millions of sows for China

 

China is looking to repopulate its pig herd after half of the country’s 45 million sows were wiped out directly or indirectly from African Swine Fever. The process will be an interesting one, discussed on pages 6-8, as international breeding organisations prepare to claim their share.

 

Measuring animal emotions – and why it matters ...

 

IDA – an emerging problem in pigs ...

 

Non-antibiotic medication against swine dysentery ...

 

Confirming gut health without touching the pig ...

 

US antibiotics usage: the numbers explained ...

 

Column: Transition weaning diets ...

 

8 lessons learnt to help beat ASF ...

 

Working together is the answer to eradicate ASFv ...

 

Opening new avenues for pig promotion ...

 

Water-to-feed ratios in growing-finishers ...

 

Does a lower stomach pH improve performance? ...

 

Good gut reaction relies on early life nutrition ...

 

Mycotoxin transmission from sows to piglets ...

 

Linking sow diets to piglet nutrition ...

 

EU parliament decides fate of ‘veggie meat’ ...

 

A model to adapt buildings to climate ...

 

Building a pork brand, 1 tour at a time ...

 

Column: Mass depopulation ...

 

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