Archive for March, 2012

  • E.Coli Warning from Excessive Antibiotic Use

    Friday, March 30th, 2012

    The report, ‘E. coli superbugs on farms and food’, reveals the extent of Britain’s E. coliepidemic. The Soil Association estimates that 750,000–1,500,000 people in the UK contracted an E. coli infection in 2011, resulting in nearly 40,000 cases of blood poisoning and nearly 8,000 deaths. The Soil Association says that cases of E. coli blood poisoning have increased [...]

  • Unidentified pig manure foam startles US pig industry

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

    Swine farms in midwestern USA have stumbled on a phenomenon that so far has been difficult to explain – foam rises from hog manure. The foam caused the explosion of six pig farms since 2009.

    Website Wired.com reported that the six farms were blown up after methane trapped in an unidentified, pit-topping foam caught a spark. [...]

  • Piggery Nutrient Management Plan Case Studies

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

    This document represents the culmination of a project partially funded through APL and the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative. The case studies highlight how pork producers can use piggery effluent as a nutrient source and provide examples of how to maximise nutrient value and efficiency.
    The publication titled “Sustainable Piggery [...]