September/October 2021 issue


Symbiotic Foods pushes for biosecure commercial farming
The Thai meat distributor will build a chicken farm and slaughterhouses and open more Starting from scratch in Assam, India, where pig farming is still nascent, Manoj Kumar Basumatary has introduced the area to professional commercial production with both upstream and downstream components, writes ZAHRAH IMTIAZ.

Yeast probiotics as an alternative solution to reduce antibiotics
Supplementing sows’ diets with yeast has been shown to help manipulate bacteria in their gut, thereby encouraging beneficial bacteria to colonize the piglet’s gut pre-weaning. This ensures piglets are better prepared to manage weaning stresses writes ALLAN SALAZAR.

Non-AGP pork opens opportunities for Nathalia Farm
Mahkota Fery Sulistiono started raising AGP-free pigs after ASF hit his farm in 2019. Shortly thereafter, he found that demand for non-AGP pork began increasing, writes MELIYANA.

Piglet health starts in the gut
Intestinal health comprises a wide range of areas, but in this technical article ANNAFE PERINO focuses on creating a good balance in the gut microbiome of young pigs.

Is all-in-all-out management necessary?
All-in-all-out (AIAO) management is essential in minimizing disease spread on a farm, among other things. Yet, many pig producers are reluctant to implement it. ISA Q TAN looks at the system’s benefits and drawbacks.

Guanidino acetic acid improves performance and carcass quality in swine
BALACHANDAR JAYARAMAN, PRADEEP KRISHNAN and LUKAS BAUER discuss how a natural creatine precursor guanidino acetic acid supplies creatine, ensuring that high energy demanding cells (particularly muscles) are supplied sufficiently, improving the performance and carcass quality of finisher pigs.

Sulfur and sulfate in diets – is it a concern?
ALESSANDRA MONTEIRO, ARTURO PIÑON and PASCAL PEU explain that although sulfur is an essential nutrient in swine diets, it is associated with hydrogen sulfide emissions, which can cause odors, gut health problems, respiratory distress and be a source of air, water and soil pollution.

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