Innovations and speakers at CuiabÃ¡ pig event
The Brazilian National Seminar on the Development of
Pig Production, held 25-27 April in CuiabÃ¡, combined a mix of interesting
speakers and many innovations.
CuiabÃ¡ is the capital of Mato Grosso State, in the South of
Hiroyasu Nakai, president of the Japan
Meat Grading Association, opened the speech and debate series talking about 'The
Japan market for the Brazilian Pork', a high interest topic to Brazil, since the
country still does not export to Japan.
Another topical speech,
about OIE's discussions on 'zoning' and 'compartmentalisation', was delivered by
Alejandro Thiermann, president of the commission on sanitary code for land
animals of OIE, also of interest to local producers because of the restriction
from many markets to the Brazilian pork because of cattle FMD outbreaks (despite
not having registered a single case in pigs from more than 18
Among the novelties at the parallel fair,
Pen ar Lan was showing their NaÃ¯ma hyperprolific sow, which has a mix of Chinese
and European blood.
The EMBRAPA (a Brazilian governmental research
body on agriculture and animal science) unit specialised on swine and poultry
also had a new pig on display, MS 60 - the light swine - a development within
their ongoing selection for animals with leaner meat, which started 10 years ago
with MS 58.
EMBRAPA was also showing their biodigester proposal and
advices, focused on the small producers.
The feed sector also had some news. Guabi, a Brazilian
company, was launching a new line for pigs, Nutrinúcleo, composed of three
different feeds: Pré LeitÃ£o 6000, a starter feed; LeitÃ£o 1000, a later starter
feed, before the transition to the grow-out phase; and Suinoceva TerminaÃ§Ã£o LM,
for the termination phase for those with a focus on leaner
Agroceres Animal Nutrition was showing Pig Care, a special feed
for underweight piglets. According to the company, the product aims at reducing
losses due to hypoglycemia.
Pen ar Lan
Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
Meat Grading Association
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