May 21

Will the Swine Industry be Antibiotic-Free by 2020?

Will the Swine Industry be Antibiotic-Free by 2020?

Will the swine industry be antibiotic-free by 2020? Maybe. Maybe not. According to Terry Coffey, Murphy-Brown LLC., we first must understand science and then balance that with consumer demand. Coffey said that ninety-eight percent of the time antibiotic growth promotants are used, it is to combat PRRS and the swine influenza virus. AGPs are only used about two percent of the time for improved weight gain and feed efficiencies.

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May 19

Promoting Reproductive Efficiency in Pigs

Categories: Alltech Symposium, Pig, Pigs, Swine
Promoting Reproductive Efficiency in Pigs

Forty pigs or 2 tons of meat per sow by 2020 - is that realistic and if so, what will it do to the reproductive performance of our sows?

The fertility session at GLIMPSE 2020, the 29th Alltech Annual International Symposium, is addressing difficult questions with the top reproduction experts from all parts of the world.  From technical to practical applications, this year’s session offers a variety of ideas and objectives from across the globe, all focusing on one thing: promoting reproductive efficiency in pigs.

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Mar 01

Quick tips to keep money in pig producers pockets this Spring

Quick tips to keep money in pig producers pockets this Spring

Happy National Pig Day!

Celebrate this year by saving money. Here are some quick tips on how you can get ready for spring and keep money in your pocket.

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Jan 07

Antibiotics may Impede Trade with Korea

Antibiotics may Impede Trade with Korea

In June 2012, the Government of South Korea announced a total ban on inclusion of non-therapeutic antibiotics in feed for livestock. The action by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MFAFF) in S. Korea corresponds to the EU ban on antibiotic growth promoters issued in January 2006. The EU directive followed similar restrictions imposed by Nordic countries between 1986 and 1998 and also by Switzerland in 1999.

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