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Knowledge of commercial piggery operations is essential in India

A need for more knowledge among local farmers hinders commercial piggery development in India. Dr CP Gopakumar, Managing Director of DLG Farms, told Asian...

Pig farming suffers another ASF blow in Maharashtra

The spread of ASF in Pune, India, has kept contract farmers in Maharashtra from restocking. The virus was detected there for the first time...

Ryan Farms practices sustainable pig farming in India

In 2021, when Assam in northeast India was struggling with an ASF outbreak and the Covid-19 pandemic, Raja Gohain decided to build a pig...

Farrowing crate ban confuses Indian pig farmers

The ban on farrowing crates is causing problems for major pig producers in India. Sandeep Mestry, founder of Gargi Genetics told Asian Agribiz they...

Livestock investments robust in Vietnam’s central highlands

Gia Lai authorities have approved 77 pig and beef cattle farming mega projects in the province. Already, 27 projects with over 62,000 cows and...

Thai pig farmer finds value in deep-litter housing

Supoj Singtosri, owner of Supoj’s Farm in Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, believes that natural pig farming and deep-litter system offer value to farmers and consumers....

Ryans Farms thrives in pig farming amid ASF

A strong emphasis on biosecurity has helped pig breeder Ryans Farms in Assam, India, thrive amid ASF. Founder Raja Gohain told Asian Agribiz that...

Assam bans gestation crates in pig farming

Assam is the latest state in India to ban the sale and use of gestation and farrowing crates for pig farming. Almost 20 states...

Maharashtra bans farrowing crates in pig farming

Maharashtra is the latest state in India to prohibit the use of farrowing crates following an appeal by Peta. The Commissionerate of Animal Husbandry...

Focus on transport biosecurity, farmers advised

Transport biosecurity is one of the most overlooked factors in pig production. Most farm owners do not have regulations for dealing with middlemen who...

Environmental tension stems from rapid pig farm expansion

The rapidly rising pig population in Buon Don district, Dak Lak province, Vietnam has led to environmental tension with residents. Most farms do not...

Could porker farming be the answer for Malaysia post-ASF?

After experiencing losses due to ASF, Malaysian producers realized problems in their existing farrow-to-finish model. RAJESWARI RAMANEE looks at a feasible alternative. “Malaysian producers want...

Perak pushes closed houses for pig farming

Pig farms in Perak, Malaysia must modernize and convert to closed-house systems to reduce pollution and environmental damage, state authorities say. “We receive many...

Better profits raise interest in pig farming in Sri Lanka

Interest in pig farms is rising in Sri Lanka as the meat rakes in better profits than poultry. Swine veterinarian Chinthana Karunarathne told Asian...

Wellhope Agri Tech modernizes farming in Nepal

Over the last decade, Nepal’s pig industry nearly doubled, and for modern farms like Nepal Wellhope Agri Tech, the potential will only grow. ZAHRAH...

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