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Eurotier 2018


Program Advanced Pig Farming and Gut Health Pigs - Seminar
Tuesday 13 November - 10.30 hour
Wednesday 14 November - 10.30 & 14.00 hour

These seminars takes place on November 13 & 14, from 10.30h - 12.45h and on November 14 also from 14.00h – 16.15h during the Eurotier 2018 in room New York 2. Entrance is free, but we like you to pre-register so we can reserve your seat and a free magazine.
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Advanced Pig Farming (Tuesday 13 November)

Smartphones, sensors, drones and apps… The digital revolution is taking place all around us. Agriculture is increasingly embracing modern technologies as well. Swine farming offers many opportunities as well as challenges for these novel technologies. Which solutions have appeared on the market, how can they help pig producers do a better job and what to do with new data and insights gathered from these applications? This unique seminar presented by Pig Progress will provide inspiration and answers for the years to come!

Agenda Tuesday 13 November 10.30 - 12.45 - Advanced Pig Farming

Opening by host Proagrica,
Vincent ter Beek, Chief Editor Pig Progress
Pig Progress

Gerard Weijers

Gerard Weijers, Global Business Development, Nedap

  • The pig industry need to learn to transform data into effective individual animal management
  • How can we improve pig performance in a sustainable way

Jonas Riess
Bringing Intellegince to the Treatment Point - with HSW Eco-Matic® & V-ETIC
Jonas Riess, Product Manager Vetinary Products, Henke-Sass Wolf GmbH

Gut Health Pigs (Wednesday 14 November)

How to ensure an optimal intestinal health in pigs? That question is probably one of the most frequently asked questions – and that is for a reason! Intestinal problems in pigs are common around weaning, and conventional solutions like antibiotics or zinc oxide, commonly used for decades, are under pressure these days. Therefore, there is a need for alternatives and for deeper knowledge. Why do gut problems occur, and which methods can be applied to keep them under control without harming the animal, its environment or even public health? Pig Progress will devote two separate sessions to this theme, full of food for thought!

Agenda Wednesday 14 November 10.30 - 12.45 hour - Gut Health Pigs

Emmy Opening by host Proagrica,
Emmy Koeleman, Chief Editor
Pig Progress

Schothorst Schothorst
Romain D'inca
Aim for zero antibiotics during the weaning period
Romain D'inca, Product Manager for Pigs, Nuscience

Michael Noonan, Global Product Line Manager, Biomin Biomin
Valentine van Hamme

Raising healthy piglets - a good start is half the battle
Valentine van Hamme DVM, Product Manager Mycotoxins and Aleta, Kemin

  • Suckling periods are slightly lengthening again but early weaning is still a widespread practice in the modern swine industry
  • Piglets weaned at an early age suffer from different stresses
  • Sudden change in dietary regiments and management at weaning puts a heavy burden on the immature digestive system of the piglet


Agenda Wednesday 14 November 14.00 - 16.15 hour - Gut Health Pigs

Opening by host Proagrica,
Vincent ter Beek, Chief Editor Pig Progress
Pig Progress


The value of early intervention feeding strategies and high quality ingredients in modern  piglet production systems
Dr. Hagen Schulze, Head of Innovation, Agilia

  • The most challenging time in the life of a piglet is just after birth and around weaning
  • Reducing birth weight to below 1kg can start to increase mortality
  • High quality feed ingredients are an essential component in supporting the development of a healthy, well-performing piglet
Graziano Mantovani

Piglet Growability : combining high growth performance and sustainable pork production
Graziano Mantovani, DVM, PhD, Strategic Marketing and Technology Lead Swine Europe, Cargill

jan Dirk

Phytogenics reduce post weaning diarrhoea in piglets
Dr. Jan Dirk van der Kils, Director of Product Development & Innovation, Delacon

  • Quorum sensing inhibition and gut integrity effects of phytogenics
  • Reduction of incidence of post-weaning diarrhea