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Ensuring stronger piglets from highly prolific sows

Production costs are trending up, putting pressure on swine producers to look for solutions to optimize production and get the most out of the...

Less labor, more technology – is it efficient?

In addressing animal health, pig producers face two problems: 1) errors that lead to disease spread and 2) a shortage of employees to care...

Nutritional strategies to help build a robust pig

With pressure led by disease and feed cost, the focus in pig production should be on health and efficiency, in addition to growth. At this...

Vietnam continues investigation of pig deaths after vaccination

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sent investigation teams led by the Department of Veterinary (DOV) to Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and...

Timely strategies to reduce feed costs

The feed raw material market is currently volatile and unpredictable. The key to survival is to be knowledgeable about alternative ingredients and how to...

BaF Vietnam eyes leading spot with value chain expansion

BaF Vietnam (BaF) has been continuously establishing new pig farms over the past two years. The company aims to become one of the three...

What can pigs tell us with their cough

A pig’s cough could signal a potentially serious health problem that if identified early can help farmers efficiently respond and save the animals. Immediately...

BaF to expand pig business with acquisition

BaF Vietnam Agriculture has announced that it will acquire 99.9% of Tan Chau Agriculture Investment Company, a pig producer established in 2020 in Tay...

FMD infects pigs in East Java

FMD has infected pigs in East Java, Indonesia, dealing a severe blow to an already challenged pig industry. Sauland Sinaga, Chairman of the Indonesian...

Revisiting causes and vaccine quality to control PRRS

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) remains one of the major disease risks at pig farms, even those with improved biosecurity. Many believe the...

Clean drinking water can lower disease risks

Water is a highly infectious route for disease transmission. As such, ensuring animals get only clean drinking water can help lower disease risks. Unfortunately, water...

Carcass talk, Pt 2: Carcass skin and pig health status

There are many signs on the carcass skin that could indicate the health status of the pigs, said global swine consultant John Carr. These...

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...

Xuan Thien kicks off integrated pig production project

Xuan Thien Group in Vietnam has begun construction of its hi-tech agricultural production project, Xuan Thien-Cu M’gar, in Dak Lak province. Once operational, the...

Nova Consumer to expand pig production five-fold by 2025

Vietnam’s Nova Consumer, a member of NovaGroup, aims to double its current commercial pig population this year and increase it by five times to...

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