April 26, 2013
Kiotechagil China updates farmers on European farming practices
Feed additives supplier, Kiotechagil China, has hosted two conferences in Guangdong province, China, where the current standards of EU pig production and performance data were discussed.
The conferences were attended by about 300 local pig farmers who were invited by local sub-distributor, Mei Ligao. The farmers were addressed by Murray Hyden, the director of biosecurity for Kiotechagil, and Dr Wang, technical director for Kiotechagil China as well as the president and manager of Mei Ligao.
Hyden believes that the conferences will update local farmers on the current European farming practices and the implications of the 2013 regulation change concerning group housing of gestating sows.
"We also covered the trend towards outdoor pigs in the UK, the reasons behind the banning of antibiotics for prophylactic use, the benefits and pitfalls of liquid feeding and an introduction to the advantages of protected acid systems," Hyden added.
Wang introduced a new product for China, Clean'n Dry, a drying agent for piglets with an emollient to keep skin supple and essential oils to provide an antibacterial effect. The product has been shown to have a calming effect on piglets leading to reduced aggression and enhanced performance.
Kiotechagil's mycotoxin binder, Neutox, was also introduced. Hyden explained that the product deals with mycotoxins from both field and storage moulds.