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Implementing a vertical pig production system

Producers can adopt a vertical pig production system in a multi-story building. John Carr, a global swine consultant, told Asian Agribiz that the building’s...

High-rise buildings better for biosecurity than on-land farm

Biosecurity can be better implemented in high-rise buildings than on-land pig farms, said John Carr, a prominent swine consultant. In a podcast with Asian...

Raising pigs in multi-story housing is possible in cities

Raising pigs in cities is possible using multi-level housing. John Carr, a reputed global swine consultant, told Asian Agribiz that a city is suitable...

Growing more pigs possible in high-rise housing

Growing more pigs on less land is possible with high-rise housing, says global swine consultant John Carr. Multi-level housing would address the land scarcity...

To eradicate ASF, farmers should first ditch old habits

Old habits can put to waste all biosecurity efforts. Farmers visiting each other, dirty boots and clothes, unwashed feed trucks, are potential pathogen carriers....

Downtime necessary for ASF infected farms, says John Carr

ASF-infected farms need a minimum downtime of three months before farmers can safely reintroduce stocks. John Carr, a well-known swine consultant, said in the...

Using lime for farm disinfection

Pig farmers can use lime to clean farms infected with ASF. "This is a cheap form of disinfection. The heat from the lime kills the...

Repopulation post-ASF must start with clean pigs

As reinfection rates are high in ASF-infected areas, farmers wanting to repopulate must assess all inputs, especially the piglets.  John Carr, a global swine...

Pig repopulation after ASF is possible, but at what cost?

As much as the industry wants to repopulate, the risk of reinfection is till a big obstacle that discourages farmers to get back to...

A closed system farm reduces disease risk

Having a closed system operation, in which farmers produce their own piglets, reduces the risk of disease outbreaks. “A breeding unit is an extra...

Eliminating ASF from water sources

To prevent ASF spread via water sources, veterinarian John Carr believes that dumping pigs into rivers and canals, must be stopped. "Certainly in Africa infection through...

ASF vaccine years away

Strict biosecurity remains the key tool for pig producers to keep their herd ASF-free since an effective vaccine is still many years away. This...

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