The estimated cost of PRRS for European pig producers is 1,5b € every year.
Xavier de Paz
Boehringer Ingelheim. Spain
He studied the Veterinary Medicine degree at the UAB (Barcelona).
September 2002 - December 2005 - He started to work for Miquel Collell, Enric Marco and José Barceló in B&M.
In year 2006 he worked in the production department of Circle Four Farms, the branch of Smithfield Foods in Utah.
September 2006 – May 2011 - He started to work for Elanco, where during 5 years he carried out technical service duties and acted as the person in charge of the marketing for swine livestock.
May 2011 – November 2014 - He decides to start a new career as a veterinarian specialized in swine dedicated to pig health and pig production.
November 2014 – present - Global Swine Brand Manager in Boehringer Ingelheim.
Updated CV 22-May-2015
Micro-sprinklers were installed above the windows in order to reduce the temperature in the farrowing rooms in summer.
If the animals fast for some 12 hours before their loading onto the lorry we will reduce the compound feed consumption and we will improve the conditions of the transport to the abattoir. Nevertheless, adding up the transport and the waiting time at the abattoir we should not exceed 24 hours of fasting in total.
Albeit having similar determinants, the conversion index of the best (25%) and of the least efficient producers (25%) can differ in 0.42 points.
The aim of this trick is to identify quickly and practically, the age of piglets and pigs just by looking at the color of their ear tag.