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Carcass talk Part 1: Health status indicators at slaughterhouse

The pig carcass in the slaughterhouse offers good indicators that veterinarians can look at to determine the pigs’ health status, said John Carr, a...

Health and sustainability driving plant-based category

Health and sustainability concerns are the top drivers of plant-based proteins in Asia. Maarten Geraets, Managing Director of Thai Union Group’s alternative proteins division,...

Cage-free health management cuts across value chain

All stakeholders involved in cage-free egg production chain have a responsibility for the health and welfare of the flock. “This includes the well-trained farm...

Optimizing bird health helps raise profitability

High feed costs have a direct impact on the profitability of poultry producers. Improving the health of birds could help alleviate the burden of...

Sector Report – Health and safety hit high notes for cooked meat in Asia

Processors of cooked meat products in Asia are taking health and safety issues more seriously, writes RAJESWARI RAMANEE and the Asian Agribiz team.  Many processors...

Top five pig health challenges in Vietnam

In Vietnam, five common pig health challenges occur at most farms, all of which can cause considerable animal and economic losses. Veterinary drugs and...

How healthy and safe are plant-based meat alternatives?

Processed meat alternatives like plant-based burger patties, sausages and nuggets are being marketed as a more sustainable, healthy alternative to meat – but are...

Health and hygiene are game changers in food decisions

Health, hygiene, and cleanliness are game changers in consumers’ food and meat buying decisions. “Consumers in their 50+ adjusted from warm meat to chilled...

Heavier piglets have better chances of survival

Piglet birthweight is an important metric for survivability and farm performance. The heavier the piglet, the better its chances.  Global swine consultants Max Purser and...

Sustainability, health drivers for the new Asian consumer

Meat producers need to understand the paradigm shift towards sustainability and health in consumer demand to cater to the new generation, writes RAJESWARI RAMANEE. The...

Controlling zearalenone can improve boar performance

Zearalenone (ZEN), a common mycotoxin, is a frequent cause of reproduction problems, especially in boars. Bettina Behler-Woechtl, Product Manager-Mycotoxin Risk Management at Biomin, wrote that...

Organic acid supports balanced-gut microbiome in piglet

The early growth stage is the perfect time to establish a well-balanced gut microbiota as it will affect the growth performance as the piglet...

Top 10 stories on Pig Health Monitor in 2021

Two years after it first appeared in Asia, African swine fever (ASF) remains the biggest concern of Asia’s swine industry. However, it does not...

Demand for native chicken on the rise in India

Demand for native chicken rose 300% in places like Andhra Pradesh, India after Covid’s second wave. Consumers have added poultry to their regular diet...

Aiming for less medication to keep broilers in good health

A bird that needs less medication to remain healthy is among the goals of broiler genetics. The push is in developing birds “with a...

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