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Livestock production is expect to double by 2050, but there is little room to expand arable land so reducing farmed animals’ intake of crude protein
There are interactive factors that shape the trajectory of gut development in the young pig, and weaning is the most significant source of early-life stress
Supporting the development of a healthy gut in pigs does not rely on antibiotic use, but changes in nutrition and management may be needed, says expert.
Underestimating the importance of methionine in swine nutrition can have a huge economic impact; DL-HMTBA has extra benefits for pigs in all growth phases.
Zinc plays a key role in promoting fertility in males – this applies to pigs as well as humans and other species
Study indicates that field cress seedcake could be appropriate feed for pigs, but high levels of glucosinolate and insoluble fiber need further evaluation.
Study may improve genetic monitoring and facilitate purging and partial elimination of recessive lethal mutations in frequently used pig breeds.
The African swine fever (ASF) virus, initially detected in Vietnam in February, has resulted in the culling of over 1.3m domestic pigs in that market
Feed acidifiers have shown to be effective tools to help swine producers. DSM's VevoVitall is a tool that can help nursery pigs thrive.
Preliminary studies demonstrate increased weight gain and better feed efficiency in weaning pigs fed butyrate product.