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Soy substitutes for pig feed
German pig feed project seeks out sustainable soy substitutes
A group in Germany is exploring options to replace soy in pig feeds with alternative protein sources, giving added meaning to the term “locally produced pork.”
higher-welfare pork
Three-quarters of Chinese shoppers would pay for higher-welfare pork
China’s food producers were once prepared to overlook animal welfare in favor of low-cost meat in the past; however, the latest survey from World Animal Protection revealed that Chinese consumers are now willing to choose and pay more for higher-welfare pork.
Reducing levels of copper in pig feed
Europe set to reduce copper in pig feeds to protect environment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed changes to the level of copper that can be included in livestock and pet feeds due to concerns over possible links between mineral accumulation in the environment and antibiotic resistance in disease-causing organisms.
John Mackinnon discusses castration alternative at conference
Benefits of castration alternative presented at global pig-health event
Two world-renowned experts discussed the economic and welfare benefits of using a novel castration alternative at the 2016 International Pig Veterinary Society conference in Dublin.
Pig farmer uses manure to produce renewable natural gas
Swine producers growing pork and power
Nearly 2 million pigs in Missouri are on track to supply enough manure to create 2.2 billion cubic feet of renewable natural gas (RNG) annually — or the equivalent of 17 million gallons of diesel fuel.
Proposed antibiotic rules will benefit Canadian pig farmers
Tightening antibiotic rules to benefit Canadian farmers
Proposed changes to rules governing antibiotic use in Canadian livestock production will benefit pig producers, according to one of the country’s industry experts.
livestock transportation
Transportation training aims to limit risk of disease spread
Greater investment in transport training and technology is helping limit the risk of disease spreading between Canada’s pig farms, according to an expert in livestock transportation.
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