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Large Thai pig farms agree to cull 5000 piglets daily

Twenty large pig farms (2000 sows up) in Thailand will harvest 5000 piglets weighing 3-6kg daily for 90 days beginning March 11. These will...

AGP and ZnO alternatives selected via AI improve piglet performance

To replace AGP and zinc oxide (ZnO) in piglet feed, a compatible supplement is necessary to support the animals to help them reach market...

Indonesian government offers piglets to Southwest Papua

Aiming to boost rural incomes and increase supply, Indonesia’s Ministry of Social Affairs offered 1000 piglets to communities in Southwest Papua. Provincial Veterinary Authority...

Good first week crucial to piglet’s future performance

It is common knowledge that giving the piglet a good start goes a long way toward its future performance, but the first week of...

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...

How to manage non-viable pigs

All pig operations have poor-performing animals, perhaps due to health or other factors. However, insisting on raising these pigs would affect productivity, efficiency, and...

Eliminating zinc from piglet diet – how to be efficient?

Removing zinc oxide (ZnO) in the feed for piglets is tricky, but doable. Asian producers can learn from Bøgildgård, DanBred’s boar testing station, which...

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...

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...

Reducing antimicrobials use with functional nutrition

Functional nutrition to promote animal health is one of the tools available to decrease the need for antimicrobials in animal production, according to a...

Plasma, egg powder can replace zinc oxide in piglet feed

Spray dried plasma and egg powder can be used as a sustainable alternative to zinc oxide (ZnO) with similar positive effects on growth performance...

Philippine government pig multiplier program progressing

The Philippine government’s pig multiplier program is progressing on schedule, with 16 ongoing multiplier farm in the project. National Livestock Program Director Ruth Miclat-Sonaco...

Piglet prices remain high in Vietnam

Contrary to the restored supply of fattening pigs, piglet supply in Vietnam has not improved much, and thus piglet prices remain high. Piglet price...

Vietnam’s pork production slips again

The Department of Statistics (DOS) said that ASF is now under control but re-herding is still slow as piglet price remains high and the...

Xuan Phu Cooperative to supply purebred pigs

Xuan Phu Cooperatives (Xuan Phu), a major piglet supplier in Vietnam's Dong Nai province, will supply high quality 'free of diseases' GGP sows and semen to farmers to boost supply of breeding pigs in epidemic affected areas, Director Phan Van Danh told Asian Agribiz.

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