Pig International - November 2012 - 1
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VOLUME 42, NUMBER 7
12 China pursuing self-sufficient pig production
If China's current moves to upgrade the quantity and quality of pig
production are successful, its demand for pork imports could fall.
pig equipment debuts at
❰❰ 14 Next-generation
Pig production equipment is quickly evolving to meet welfare,
environmental and consumer demands.
Increasing sow productivity with nutrition
Adding dry semi-coated acidifier to a sow's diet could lead to
improved efficiency and heavier piglets at weaning.
20 Sow nutrition: Avoiding second parity slump
Sow studies found that weight loss from first lactation
results in smaller litter sizes and lower farrowing rates.
24 Artificial insemination advances in pig breeding
New sow catheters allow for deeper insemination and an immediate
injection of semen using low concentrations of spermatozoa.
products show pig industry
is looking to the future
International cooperation is needed to focus on
global pig health and training initiatives.
Cover photo: Courtesy of Nedap
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