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Feed price crisis - focus of latest Pig Progress

The latest issue of Pig Progress magazine, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2008, focuses on the current feed price crisis and a number of other topical issues such as additives in animal feed.

In part 1 of a special management series, pig management expert and columnist, John Gadd, lists ways to save money on feed in view of the drastic increases in prices for animal nutrition in recent months.

Mycotoxins
Erwan Le Bras, field engineer for fast-growing French feed additives company, Olmix, presents a solution using modified clay to prevent mycotoxins in pig feed, to which pigs are extremely sensitive.

Organic pork production
Another topic discussed in the new issue is the effect of organic pork production on global warming. British scientists have carried out much research and have come to a positive conclusion.

Cameroon
Cameroon is the country focus of the current Pig Progress. Generally pig farming in the country happens on a local scale. However, cooperatives in the northwest province are providing many opportunities for local farmers.

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