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Modernization, biosecurity keep Malaysian farms ASF-free

Malaysia was one of the last countries in the region to have kept itself ASF-free, and modernization is the reason why. The ASF outbreaks that...

Optimizing use of pig stalls

By structuring your feed and stall systems more intelligently, you not only make better use of every square meter, but you also save on...

New ASF outbreak hits Assam

The Udalguri District in Assam, a state in northeast India, has reported an outbreak of ASF. More than 50 pigs in Khoirabari have succumbed to...

ASF, low prices, higher import volumes plague Vietnam

Pig farmers in Vietnam are facing another wave of ASF outbreaks, even as they struggle with low pork prices and rising pork import volumes. Citing...

Three more Sabah districts hit with ASF

Three more districts in Sabah, East Malaysia have reported ASF outbreaks in domestic pigs. Papar, Kota Kinabalu, and Tenom detected the virus on September 14,...

Guanidino acetic acid improves performance, carcass quality in swine

BALACHANDAR JAYARAMAN, PRADEEP KRISHNAN and LUKAS BAUER* discuss how a natural creatine precursor guanidino acetic acid supplies creatine, ensuring that high energy demanding cells...

Central Kalimantan regency suspects new ASF outbreak

The Agriculture Agency of Gunung Mas, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia has urged pig farmers to be on their guard about ASF after they received reports...

Active ASF cases up in the Philippines

ASF spread continues to be a concern in the Philippines as more villages report active cases, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. Agriculture Secretary William...

Sulfur and sulfate in diets – is it a concern?

ALESSANDRA MONTEIRO, ARTURO PIÑON and PASCAL PEU* explain that although sulfur is an essential nutrient in swine diets, it is associated with hydrogen sulfide...

Optimize nutrient efficiency for better pig performance

AMIR E. GHANE* explains why a combined enzyme and probiotic feed additive may be the key to balancing pig health, performance, and profitability.  The challenge Even...

Which copper source for my feed?

VALÉRIE KROMM and JENNIFER MAURIN* present dicopper oxide – an innovative source of copper. CoRouge is unique – it is the only red source of...

South Korea reports new ASF outbreak

South Korea has reported a new case of ASF in a pig farm, the first in three months. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural...

Philippine pig producers lament continued spread of ASF

Even as the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) expresses optimism about the developments in the country’s hog industry, pig farmers in the country lament...

Optimizing phytase’s potential

Asian Agribiz interviews Dr Amir Ghane*, Senior Technical Director, Asia Pacific at Danisco Animal Nutrition (IFF), to discuss the evolution of phytase applications and...

Cambodia’s pig imports slip with improved local supply

Cambodia is cutting its pig imports to 15% from last year's 20% as domestic supply has risen sharply. Srun Pov, President of the Cambodian...

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