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VIV Asia 2015 through the lens - UPDATED

More booths, more surface, more exhibitors and more visitors. The biennial animal husbandry trade show VIV Asia 2015, spread out over seven halls in Bangkok, Thailand, breaks records.

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  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    The world of agriculture is meeting again in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Mid-March traditionally is the time for VIV Asia. The 2015 edition is bigger than ever.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    The day before the official opening, already a lot of gatherings are going on – Pig Progress visited a ‘State of the Art’ symposium of Ceva Animal Health.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    On Wednesday morning, March 11, all visitors could enter…

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    And of course descend the stairs…

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    To go straight to the booth of Pig Progress, World Poultry, AllAboutFeed and Dairy Global (Hall 107, H074) to pick up free magazine copies and a free giant bag.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Hall 107 is dominated by the orange of Big Dutchman.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Ruwan Berculo, VNU project manager, announced that this year’s edition has 874 exhibitors, of which 178 are new. China tops the list with 140 exhibitors, followed by Thailand (84), the Netherlands (77) and France and the US (72 each). The show is expected to attract 30,000 professionals.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    A quick look around the show: Ventilation specialist Hotraco Agri invites visitors to play around with a virtual management system.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Belgian feeding equipment company Roxell highlighted its improved BluHox 120 feed hopper, destined for pigs between 20 and 120 kg. New is an extra water nipple that allows the pigs to mix to create their own wet feed.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Danish equipment company Skiold is showing its improved Maximat feeder, being oval in shape, encouraging the oldest feed to go down first. This aerial view of the feeder appears to show rings – these in fact are vertical sides, designed to make the feed flow down easier.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Some companies attract their customers with tables and drinks…

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    …others give away squeaky dog toys (Huvepharma).

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Pig Progress is co-sponsor of the Pork Production Summit. A morning session informed delegates about how to reduce antibiotics in pig production; a more general afternoon session zoomed in on trends and scientific solutions in Asia.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Geert Rutten, Hypor, first speaker in the afternoon session, emphasised the importance of good biosecurity practices to make sure that good quality genetics will also live up to their potential.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Dr Rex Walters, speaking on behalf of the British Pig Association, dived into the theme of resistance against in genes of some pigs against viruses, bacteria or other health problems. If breeding techniques allow us to find the right genes and use these for breeding – it could be very promising. He also touched on the question whether this holds true for PEDv as well.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    The third speaker at the Pork Production Conference was Dr Jason Shelton, Provimi/Cargill. He discussed trends in animal nutrition – which trends are relevant when making feed? He touched on three, being food quality, animal welfare and the environment.

  • VIV Asia 2015 through the lens

    Last but not least, Martin Hjorth Jensen, Carthage & MHJ Agritech Consulting, China, summed up the development in various Asian countries. Huge differences of course. In his view the countries will not see a large development of imports and exports in pork due to a predilection for fresh meat. The Chinese herd he expects not to grow further but to stay the same or even reduce.

  • As many American consultants are active in the Asian pig market, Germany-based Big Dutchman noticed a rising demand to US-style pig pen fencing. The new type, for pigs in various sizes, was introduced at VIV Asia 2015.

    As many American consultants are active in the Asian pig market, Germany-based Big Dutchman noticed a rising demand to US-style pig pen fencing. The new type, for pigs in various sizes, was introduced at VIV Asia 2015.

  • Feed additives  company Biomin organised its second Mycotoxins in Focus event, co-sponsored by AllAboutFeed and Pig Progress. The event attracted a full house.

    Feed additives company Biomin organised its second Mycotoxins in Focus event, co-sponsored by AllAboutFeed and Pig Progress. The event attracted a full house.

  • Speakers included Dr Shu Guan from Biomin Singapore, who explained the latest findings from the company’s Mycotoxin Survey, which was also offered to the delegates in a special edition of AllAboutFeed.

    Speakers included Dr Shu Guan from Biomin Singapore, who explained the latest findings from the company’s Mycotoxin Survey, which was also offered to the delegates in a special edition of AllAboutFeed.

  • Dr Pariwat Poolperm from Kasetsart University, Thailand, explained the economic impact of mycotoxins on pig farms.

    Dr Pariwat Poolperm from Kasetsart University, Thailand, explained the economic impact of mycotoxins on pig farms.

  • A ‘Feed Your Brain’ seminar, organised by Danish animal nutrition company Hamlet Protein, presented Jørgen Lindberg, of Scandinavian Farms. He presented a success story of their project in LianYunGang, China.

    A ‘Feed Your Brain’ seminar, organised by Danish animal nutrition company Hamlet Protein, presented Jørgen Lindberg, of Scandinavian Farms. He presented a success story of their project in LianYunGang, China.

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