Author Archives: SAPPO

What role should the feed industry play in achieving One Health in pork production?

The World Health Organization defines One Health as a holistic approach to enhancing the well-being ...

The history and future of the Spanish swine industry

In the late 1990s, the Spanish swine industry faced a crucial decision … whether to ...

International pig prices continue to fall: For how long and how far?

In the late 1990s, the Spanish swine industry faced a crucial decision … whether to ...

Neonatal diarrhoea: Prevalence of enteric pathogens

Neonatal diarrhoea, a complex condition prevalent on pig farms, results in economic losses due to ...

How important is animal welfare to Europeans?

In recent results of a Eurobarometer survey, it becomes evident that safeguarding the well-being of ...

Feedback from the Agri SA Congress

Earlier this month, SAPPO attended the 2023 Agri SA Congress.  With farmer delegates from all ...

SAPPO at the 2023 Hog Day

The 2023 Hog Day was held in the Western Cape from 18 to 20 October ...

Life lessons from Bakkies Botha

The Limpopo Pig Study group recently gathered at The Ranch Resort in Polokwane to share ...

Session 2: Can we find middle ground on antibiotic use? – Dr Ulrich Klein

Antimicrobial resistance calls for sustainable and responsible antibiotic use, alongside strategies that prioritise disease prevention ...

Session 4: Performance versus profitability – Dr Alex Sly

The balance between performance indicators and profitability is crucial for the success of the pig ...

Feedback from the 2023 SAPPO AGM

On 7 September 2023, SAPPO invited all ordinary, associate, and corporate members to attend its ...

Session 4: Spain versus the world – Natasha Snyman

Spain’s strict disease management, which resulted in the eradication of African swine fever (ASF) in ...