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Main source of protein in swine diet

Lenis, N. If synthetic lysine is used, one must monitor dietary tryptophan, threonine, and methionine ratios and maintain sufficient intact protein e. The effect of dietary protein and fermentable carbohydrates levels on growth performance and intestinal characteristics in newly weaned piglets. However, high levels can have a negative impact on feed intake, which could be… Read More »

China to reduce number of small slaughterhouses to better control African swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry on Tuesday said it will reduce the number of small-scale slaughterhouses to better prevent and control African swine fever. There are too many small slaughterhouses in some places in China, equipped with old facilities and backward production techniques, and checks on the pork quality are not done properly, the… Read More »

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in northwest province

(Reuters) – China reported another outbreak of the African swine fever on Sunday in its northwestern province of Gansu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website. The virus, fatal to pigs but not contagious to human beings, has significantly slashed pig output in the world’s largest herd since the deadly disease… Read More »

China detects African swine fever in pigs transported to Liaoning: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) – China detected African swine fever virus in live pigs being transported to the northeastern Liaoning province, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday, underlining the challenge facing Beijing in its bid to control the contagious disease. Three trucks carrying a total of 205 pigs from provinces was stopped within the jurisdiction… Read More »

China says making progress on African swine fever vaccine

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will start work on clinical trials of an African swine fever vaccine, state media said on Friday, as the disease continues to spread through the world’s biggest hog herd. FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen at a family farm in Fuyang, Anhui province, China December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo State-owned Harbin Veterinary… Read More »