Category Archives: Pork

Cinnamon as a health food?

Category : Pork

Research from Australia has found that cinnamon can help cool pigs’ stomachs, contributing to an overall improvement in their health. Cinnamon was found to cool the stomach during digestion by up to 2C by reducing the carbon dioxide gas that increases when pigs feed at room temperature.

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Seeking an alternative to soy in swine diets

Category : Pork

The pork industry in the German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania has joined forces to find alternatives to soy protein- most of it imported from South America – in swine rations. The image of imported soy is not positive in Germany, which has consequences for the pork industry. Researchers are focusing on lupin crops, peas and fava beans.

Premium welfare system launched in Denmark

Category : Pork

The Danish parliament has approved a new three-star welfare label for pork. Consumers will be able to choose how much they’re prepared to pay for pig welfare on the basis of one star for “good”, two stars for “better” and three stars for “best”. The system is a partnership between government, welfare agencies, the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, meat processor Danish Crown, a large national butchers’ association and four retailers.

Predicting how major economic and environmental changes will impact the hog industry

Category : Pork

A research team from the UK’s University of Lincoln is leading a comprehensive study of the country’s hog industry. The four year project will build an accurate overview of the entire industry to develop a systems model that will be used to predict how major changes in economics and the environment will affect the supply chain from farmer to retailer.
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