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
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.
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
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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