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New Magapor PCAI Solutions from Zamira Australia
A TRIED and tested system across the world, Magapor PCAI solutions has shown improvements in the key parameters of re- production manage- ment, while delivering many non-biological advantages.
insemination tech- niques will rapidly become confident and even prefer Magapor PCAI solutions.
your best staff on the job, even on the busiest days.
The potential gains are well worth pur- suing.
One of the strongest drivers for converting to PCAI on-farm is the improved genetic gain obtained by using your best boar semen across more sows.
The time saved by using Magapor PCAI solutions can now be spent on the myriad of other tasks in a produc- tion facility, such as gilt stimulation, return de- tection, animal health and hygiene.
The corner stones of good reproductive man- agement still apply.
PCAI doses custom- arily contain 30 percent less cells than in con- ventional AI methods, so there is more semen to go around.
Australian producers are gaining confidence in Magapor PCAI solu- tions, which have been proven to maintain and occasionally even improve the basic pa- rameters of farrowing rates and litter size in previously successful production systems.
Proper heat detection with good boar contact remains vital.
The more extensive use of the best boar semen accelerates the transfer of improved genetics to optimise herd performance.
The first crucial step of identifying a sow on heat and ready to mate hasn’t changed.
In addition, Magapor PCAI provides many benefits not possible with traditional insemi- nation methods.
Good hygiene and proper semen storage and handling are as im- portant as ever.
PCAI is arguably the biggest improvement in our ability to capture the traits of our best boars since AI was in- troduced decades ago.
Your team can be re- assured that the skills they have already are as important in PCAI, and this knowledge will help ensure the success of PCAI mating sys- tems.
Magapor PCAI solu- tions are so much faster and easier than con- ventional AI, that the reduced mating times and workload means you only ever need
Producers should be confident that the in- troduction of Magapor PCAI systems onto their farm carries little risk and offers many gains.
Crews successful in conventional artificial
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Wild boar roaming near houses in Lomianki county in Warsaw in 2018. Photo: Associated Press Czarek Sokolowski
ASF impact on pig production
AMID the continual media coverage of COVID-19, African swine fever continues to bubble along in the back- ground, affecting pig pro- duction in Europe.
these piglets could have transmitted the disease to receiving herds, and testing has been initiated.
For the first time this year – and nearly a year on from their previous out- break – a Polish farm has tested positive to ASF.
So far, there have been no reports of other farms testing positive as a result of incoming stock.
About 16,000 slaughter pigs at one of Poland’s largest sow herds have been ordered to be de- stroyed after the herd was found to be infected with ASF.
While authorities found
the infection on March 17,
the order for destruction farms in the area for was implemented a few raisinguntilslaughter.
This region has previ- ously been hit, with many outbreaks of ASF among wild boar.
The sow herd is located in Lubusz, western Po- land.
days later.
There is now concern that
The infected sow herd delivers piglets to other
Lubusz is approxi- mately 80km from the Polish-German border and as such, remains clas- sified as a ‘black’ area for Danish trucks to transit through due to the high risk of ASF transmission.
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ASF infected boars are still regularly found in Poland, as they have been for the past 12 months, however the outbreak is the first reported in a do- mestic herd in 2021.
In positive news, pig prices have slowly started to creep up over the past four weeks to about $A2.20 – the highest in 20 weeks.
In a recently released report, SEGES has fore- cast that 2021 will be a year of growth in the prices of most agricul- tural products, including milk, pork and cereals.
The recently released
Markedsvurdering for landbrugsprodukter – which translates to a market assessment for agricultural products, a biannual publication pro- duced by SEGES – does not specifically state the expectation of com- modity prices, but identi- fies a trend that there is the prospect of increases among products.
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However, since the be- ginning of 2021, piglet prices have been in- creasing and SEGES is expecting further in- creases throughout the rest of the year.
In particular, Danish pig prices have been negatively affected by the corona-crisis, in conjunc- tion with the outbreak of ASF in Germany in 2020, however strong global de- mand has kept prices at a manageable level.
Due to the low pig prices in Germany as a result of ASF, piglet prices have fallen signifi- cantly – which is one of Denmark’s largest export markets.

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