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Benchmarking the profitability of raising pigs 2020

Country comparisons and factors contributing to their relative advantage or disadvantage in a global market.

Basic human resource management tools for farms

Anyone knowing the pig business will agree on the importance of the human team force in achieving results. But unfortunately, when talking about employees we often hear just about associated problems.

Biosecurity: The last line of defense against epidemics

In the US, improving biosecurity, as measured by reducing the frequency of PRRS outbreaks in sow herds, has not been sustained over long periods…

Biosecurity and control of epidemics

Covid-19 infection force all of us to take measures to prevent the infection, but also to prevent it to be spread.

Antibiotics Free Production

Antibiotics Free Production

United States (US) – 2014: livestock producers began to accelerate the shift toward antibiotic-free production.

Antibiotic Free Production of Pork

United States (US) – 2014: livestock producers began to accelerate the shift toward antibiotic-free production.

Consumer Trends

Consumer Trends

Social changes are determined by many and varied factors, but surely among those that have most influenced recent changes would be

Animal welfare (+ intradermal vaccination)

Animal welfare (+ intradermal vaccination)

Technological innovation allow us to gradually improve our operational procedures, and also our pigs’ welfare and health.

Animal welfare and needle-free vaccination

Animal welfare and needle-free vaccination

From a scientific perspective, 3 conceptual frameworks should be distinguished when one tries to evaluate animal welfare (Fraser 2003)

Pig Welfare in the US

Pig Welfare in the US

There is a gap between public consumers and pig farming which sometimes entails a lack of understanding about pig farming.

Benchmarking the cost of raising pigs

Benchmarking the cost of raising pigs

Country comparisons and factors contributing to their relative advantage or disadvantage in a global market.

The value proposition for precision livestock farming applied to swine disease management

The value proposition for precision livestock farming applied to swine disease management

In the context of animal health input decisions, a swine producer has nearly perfect knowledge if they know exactly.

Human Resource Considerations in the Pork Industry

Human Resource Considerations in the Pork Industry

Modern pork production is not only a pig business, it’s also a people business.