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

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

Pig Progress brings you the latest business news and updates from the global pig industry, from the arrival of the first batch of gilts and sows at Topigs Norsvin nucleus farm in Canada to a product launched to help pigs handle the negative impact of stress.

First animals arrive at Topigs Norsvin nucleus farm Innova Canada

Photo: Topigs Norsvin

The first animals have arrived at the new Topigs Norsvin nucleus farm, Innova Canada, in Manitoba. This first batch of 395 Z-line sows and gilts was brought in from the nucleus farm Paradise Valley. A total of 750 sows and 1,600 gilts will be brought in. An innovation in the new nucleus is the implementation of group gestation and loose farrowing.

DLG Thai renamed DLG Asia Pacific

The DLG’s (the German Agricultural Society) subsidiary, DLG Thai, located in Bangkok, Thailand, now operates under the name DLG Asia Pacific. The new name reflects the regional focus of the subsidiary and forms part of DLG’s growing international focus on prospective agricultural and food markets.

Photo: duBreton

duBreton organic pork distribution expanded

The duBreton organic fresh pork cuts are now available in more Whole Foods Market stores across the US, with around 275 new outlets added. The 4th-generation family business says this meat has been raised to the highest animal welfare standards and fed on non-GMO grains.

Phodé launches VeO Swine at FIGAN 2023

Phodé Animal Health’s VeO Swine product aims to help pigs handle the negative impact of stressful factors such as high density, transportation, etc., that could lead to cannibalism/tail-biting. VeO Swine is now available in a new format that is suitable for liquid and dry feeding.

CP Foods plans 100% renewable energy-powered animal farms

Photo: CP Foods

CP Foods unveils plans to develop a prototype for a fully renewable energy-powered animal farm. Dubbed the RE100 prototype farm, an array of renewable energy sources will be incorporated, including solar panels installed across farms, feed mills, and food manufacturing facilities, and waste-to-energy initiatives and recycling waste into renewable power.

Alltech ONE World Tour brings leaders to Budapest

By uniting changemakers and thought leaders, the Alltech ONE Budapest conference, was hosted in Hungary to explore solutions to the challenges facing the agri-food industry. With a focus on climate, conflicts, consumers and costs, the conference examined regional and local market trends in agriculture, business, health and nutrition.

Perstorp 2030 takes action on sustainability targets

Sustainable solutions provider, Perstorp, has turned its sustainability targets for 2030 into actionable roadmaps on a corporate level as well as for each of its production plants, outlining hands-on activities to lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste, save fresh water and enable sustainable transformation throughout the value chain.

Innovad acquiring Herbonis

To strengthen its portfolio of natural speciality feed ingredients and align with its strategy of expanding into primary ingredients, Innovad is acquiring all the shares of Herbonis, a Swiss-based company and its affiliates. Panbonis, a flagship Herbonis product, contains the plant-based source of the metabolic active form of Vitamin D which the company says has proven health benefits in pigs, poultry, and dairy.

Alltech invites participation in sustainability survey

Photo: Alltech

To explore and share perspectives across the value chain in terms of sustainability, Alltech invites the global agriculture and agri-food industry to participate in its inaugural Sustainability Insights Survey (until 12 June). Having gathered insights on the issues that matter most to the agri-food value chain’s stakeholders, the results will be shared and available for the benefit of the agri-food industry later this year.

Adisseo launches new website ‘Protect your Margins’

To help the animal production sector face short-term price volatility and long-term resource management obstacles, Adisseo’s new website, ‘Protect your margins’, aims to help those in the ruminant, poultry, swine and aquaculture sectors. Various resources can be explored all related to critical business issues such as feed costs, animal performance, and disease outbreaks.

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist
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