PIG

Wood-eating pigs may soon become a reality

pig  wattpublishingA team of researchers at Tawian’s Tunghai University (THU) is working to create wood-eating, environmentally-friendly pigs, by splicing genes from cellulose-digesting microbes in termite guts into pigs

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Taiwan builds plant to turn pig waste into biogas

pig-martinboulanger sxc.huTaiwan’s Changhua County has recently launched a plant to recycle pig waste into clean water, organic fertiliser and biogas for power generation

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Study reveals large potential in fermented liquid feed for pigs

Feed-pigs10A new study at Aarhus University has compiled and reviewed the literature on fermented liquid feed for pigs and concludes that this form of feeding has potential to becoming widely used worldwide

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Global pork production increased by 1.9 per cent in 2012

pork  StuartWebsterThe year 2012 has registered a 1.9 per cent increase in world pork production which touched 110.8mn tonnes, according to a report by the Union of Producers and Employers of Meat Industry

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Swine flu strains could mutate and infect humans

Swine flu-pigsPigs can be infected by swine flu, human flu and avian flu, making them a perfect mixing pot for different versions of the virus to swap genes

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