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FARM GROUPS ASK SUPREME COURT TO BLOCK CALIFORNIA’S PROP 12

With California’s Proposition 12 animal welfare law set to go into effect on Jan. 1,two farm groups asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the voter-approved standards as an unconstitutional burden on farmers and consumers everywhere. Prop 12 bans the sale of pork products that are produced outside the state but do not match California’s rules. Voters […]Continue Reading
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SYNERGISTICALLY IMPROVING LIVEABILITY

A recent study has shown that a novel protease/ probiotic combination can increase liveability rates in grower-finisher pigs while also improving growth rates. It’s part of a new scientific approach focused on helping producers make strategic feed decisions to improve animal performance and maximize commercial return. High production costs for grower-finisher pigs mean Continue Reading
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PIG FARMERS URGED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE RECORDS FOR PROPER PLANNING, ACCESS TO FINANCE

PIG farmers have been urged to maintain adequate records in their operations for proper planning and ease of access to credit from financial institutions. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the 2021 annual congress of Pig Farmers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), with the theme: “Pig Value Chain: The Opportunities and […]Continue Reading
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FOLIC ACID IMPROVES PERFORMANCE OF WEANED PIGLETS

A recent study determined that dietary folic acid supplementation can improve the growth performance and intestinal morphology of weaned piglets by maintaining the balance of epithelial cell renewal. The weaning of piglets is a stressful process and can be associated with gastrointestinal function disorders, and often growth retardation and diarrhoea. To assist piglets Continue Reading
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UN AGENCIES CALL FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO HALT SPREAD OF DEADLY PIG DISEASE – REPORT

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have called for concerted global action to halt the spread of a deadly pig disease, African Swine Fever (ASF). The agencies called on countries and development partners to join forces to fight the disease through the adoption of the […]Continue Reading
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‘GBERIGBE PIGGERY ESTATE IS NOT INFECTED WITH AFRICAN SWINE FEVER’

Pig farmers in Gberigbe Piggery Estate, Ikorodu, Lagos, under the umbrella of Gberigbe Pig Farmers Association, said there is no record of the African Swine Fever (ASF) on the farm, noting that anything contrary is untrue. Chairman, ad hoc committee of the association, Mr. Oludele Oluyoyin, said the fact that Oke-Aro Piggery Estate, Ogun State, […]Continue Reading