Wrapping up November: What’s new in the world of pigs?

01-12-2023 | |
Wrapping up November: What’s new in the world of pigs?

Pig Progress brings you the latest business news and updates from the global pig industry, from a new milestone achieved against FMD to preparations for Prop 12 to a new product to help control swine respiratory disease in reproducing sows. This and more.

Aivlosin WSG approved for reproducing sows

The US Food and Drug Administration and the Canada Veterinary Drugs Directorate have approved the use of Aivlosin Water Soluble Granules (WSG) (62.5% w/w/Tylvalosin as Tylvalosin Tartrate) for use in female swine intended for breeding to help control swine respiratory disease in reproducing sows in both the US and Canada.

Biogénesis Bagó reaches a new milestone against FMD

Biotechnology company Biogénesis Bagó has obtained EuFMD prequalification for its foot-and-mouth disease vaccine Bioaftogen, becoming the first company in the world to receive this certification granted by the European initiative that advocates for the control of foot-and-mouth disease in the continent.

Jorenku A/S claims study proves efficacy of disinfectant against ASFv and PEDv

Danish manufacturer of hygiene products Jorenku A/S has announced the results from a new study which shows that the company’s dry disinfecting powder named Staldren has an “impressive ability to completely degrade both African Swine Fever Virus and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus”. According to the company, the product completely degrades ASFV after just 1 hour of interaction, and that 1g of Staldren completely degrades PEDV 1 hour.

duBreton farms say they are certified Prop12

duBreton has announced that it is one of the first companies to be certified and ready for the implementation of California’s Proposition 12, which goes into effect on 1 January 2024 and restricts gestation crate usage and requires 2.2sqm (24 sqf) of space per sow. The company states it has been raising crate-free pigs since 2003 and surpasses Prop 12 requirements.

Adisseo publishes a handbook on liquid additive application in feed

Adisseo has presented a new handbook on liquid additives application in feed. Liquid additives and supplements, or liquid micro ingredients, are added at levels of between 0.1 to 5kg/metric tonne, depending on the product. The common stages for inclusion are with raw materials at reception or, in the majority of cases with feed, either in the mixing or post pelleting phases. The handbook provides an overview of additives that can be used in liquid form, when they can be added during the process, and the characteristics to factor in for the right application.

dsm-firmenich and Sustained partner on environmental reporting of food products

dsm-firmenich and Sustained are partnering to enable customers to report the farm-to-fork environmental footprint of food products containing animal proteins including eggs, meat, milk, and fish. The agreement allows farmers, processors, food manufacturers and retail brand owners to manage and communicate the sustainability of food production by leveraging dsm-firmenich’s Sustell service for capturing farm-level specific emissions data and Sustained’s platform to deliver product-level environmental life cycle assessments of consumer food products at scale.

Alltech ONE World Tour welcomes international agriculture leaders to Dubai

The Alltech ONE World Tour (ONE), a series of international events bringing the ideas and inspiration of the annual Alltech ONE Conference to the world, resumed in Dubai. ONE Dubai welcomed international attendees to explore collaborative solutions to the greatest challenges facing the agri-food industry in the Middle East, Africa and beyond. The event featured discussions led by local and international experts about the latest trends in sustainable agricultural, animal nutrition and business.

Benson Hill focuses on animal feed markets

Food tech company Benson Hill plans a focused expansion into broadacre animal feed markets. The company recently completed an external analysis of several non-GMO, ultra-high protein low oligosaccharide commercial soybean varieties, which it says validates value-added attributes for poultry diets, swine rations, and pet food. These soybean varieties were developed from its proprietary germplasm and CropOS innovation engine, an AI-based prediction and data insights platform.

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist
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