Livestock

Phytogenic feed additives and ammonia emissions

With a growing world population, the global demand for animal protein including pork will continue to grow in the futureWithin the swine industry the largest emissions concern is Ammonia (NH3), which is known for its negative impacts on the environment as well as animal health. Among several strategies, feed supplementation with plant-derived substances has shown substantial benefits in reducing ammonia emissions in pig production systems.

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Housing tips for poultry production in the tropics

Achieving the ideal environment for birds depends on appropriate management of the poultry housePoultry physiology is at the root of birds’ inability to cope with high temperature conditions especially with accompanying high humidity, but producers can design and manipulate housing to minimise heat stress and resulting loss of production.

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Japfa Vietnam and Hypor ink pact for pig genetics unit

pig_company.eVietnam’s leading animal feed producer Japfa Comfeed Long An Ltd (Japfa) and global swine genetics company Hypor B.V. (Hypor) have signed an agreement to establish a quality high health pig breeding unit in Vietnam.

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Growing demand for animal vaccination in China

China’s animal vaccine industry has been growing fastChina’s animal vaccine industry has been growing fast. The market maintained an average annual growth rate of 13.6 per cent in 2006-2010, and reached around RMB 7.5 billion in 2010, up 21.0 per cent YoY, according to a new report published by Research and Markets.

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Benefits of essential oils in pig finishing diets

Essential oils have multiple desirable properties which can have beneficial effects on animal performanceEssential oils have multiple desirable properties which can have beneficial effects on animal performance, such as finishing pigs, when added to their rations.

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