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

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

Pig Progress brings you the latest business news and updates from the global pig industry, including global pig feed production insights, a test that will detect the dominant swine flu strains, and a new pig partnership in South Korea. This and more.

Capmag Zn: The latest-generation zinc supplementation

At the latest Swine Research Days in France, Timab Magnesium presented the latest positive results of its patented product Capmag Zn which it says covers the nutritional needs of piglets, sows and fattening pigs. This product uses magnesium as a physical protection for zinc, making it possible to adjust the solubilisation kinetics of the trace element to maximise its absorption.

Photo: EuroTier

Insects as an alternative source of protein focus of Inhouse Farming event

Can the industrial breeding of insects as animal feed contribute to feeding the growing world population? The ‘Inhouse Farming – Feed & Food Show’, which will take place from 12-15 November 2024 in Hanover, Germany, is dedicated to answering this question. The B2B platform focuses on technologies and solutions that show that insects can now be used economically as an alternative source of protein for sustainable animal feed.

Joosten launches new omega 3

Recently, Joosten young animal nutrition in the Netherlands developed a new version of its FMR Omega 3, namely FMR Omega 3 Double. This version contains twice as much omega 3 fatty acids as the regular version.

DSM-Firmenich announces EU authorisation for Hy-D

DSM-Firmenich has announced a renewal of the EU authorisation for 25OHD3 (Hy-D) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae CBS 146008 in pigs and poultry and extension for its use in ruminants, based on its Hy-D scientific dossier submitted to the European Food Safety Authority. In pigs and poultry, Hy-D improves bone strength, optimises health, increased meat and egg yield, and enhanced overall quality.

Alveo Technologies partners with NYtor against swine flu

Alveo Technologies, involved in molecular sensing and diagnostics with its proprietary technology platform, has partnered with NYtor, an assay developer in the Netherlands, to create a rapid, accurate, pen-side test that will detect the dominant swine flu strains, including H1N1, H1N2 and H3N2.

DuBreton signs agreement with Ontario pork producer

To ensure and maintain a growing supply of animal welfare certified hogs, DuBreton must work with suppliers outside Quebec. The company has therefore signed an agreement with an Ontario pork producer.

Photo: AgriRobotech/Agrisys

AgriRobotech and Agrisys AS partner in pig farming in South Korea

Under a signed agreement, AgriRobotech will leverage its local network and expertise in agricultural equipment distribution to introduce Agrisys’s technology to the Korean market. The partners say this agreement holds promise particularly in the realm of group housing solutions.

Schauer Agrotronic’s finishing pig housings at EuroTier

This year’s EuroTier, taking place from 12-15 November 2024 in Hanover, Germany, will be held under the theme ‘We innovate animal farming’. Schauer Agrotronic’s ‘NatureLine’ animal welfare housing offers functional separation in the lying, feeding and manure removal areas. With a variable lying area supplied with straw, long trough dry feeding and cooling, the housing system also offers enrichment material to keep the pigs occupied. Ventilation and extraction is achieved through natural convection, and a lower CO2 footprint is achieved.

Danish Crown aims to improve efficiency and focus on value-added processing

Danish Crown is reducing the number of production sites in Denmark and concentrating investments into processing pigs into products such as bacon and pepperoni rather than primarily being a supplier of raw materials. It has been proposed that the abattoir in Ringsted be closed in mid-September 2024, while approx. DKK250 million will be made available for other investments over the next 3 years.

Global pig feed insights shared in Alltech’s agri-food outlook

Global animal feed production remained steady in 2023 at 1.29 billion mt, a slight decrease (0.2%) of 2.6 million mt from 2022’s estimates, according to the Alltech’s 2024 Agri-Food Outlook, which considers data from 142 countries and more than 27,000 feed mills. Global pig feed production faced many challenges and led to a 1.23% decrease in pig feed production (320.80 mmt, -4.01 mmt). Latin America was the only region that increased pig feed production in 2023, while Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America all faced challenges. ASF continues to wreak havoc on pig production in China and Southeast Asia.

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist
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