RECENT PROGRESS IN SWINE BREEDING AND RAISING TECHNOLOGIES AND CUTTING-EDGE REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR THEIR USAGE IN SWINE
Technological innovation and enhancement are the most important factors to improve production efficiency of livestock in Asia. Swine, in particular, is the first target of the innovative technologies to improve its growth trait and meat quality, as well as reproduction efficiency. Recently molecular marker-oriented breeding becomes enormously popular for the selection of various superior traits such as prolific, stress-free, better meat quality, and disease resistance.
Feed and nutrition management is another key factor to increase reproduction efficiency with minimizing disease infection in swine.
With increasing feed costs, it is difficult to provide swine with balanced diet for increased production efficiency and less-disease occurrence. Therefore it is imperative to enhance cost-effective feed formulation in terms of various indigenous and/or locally available low-cost feedstuffs. In addition, it is a matter of urgency to improve feed efficiency of newly formulated feeds.
The symposium was a healthy exchange of information for advanced research and practical technologies on swine production in the Asia- Pacific region. This seminar will also serve as a platform for future cooperation and technical exchange among scientists, policy makers, extension specialists, and various stakeholders to ensure safe and high quality production of swine products by Asian small-scale farmers.
Highlights and Recommendations:
• Collaborate with private interest groups to work on cryopreservation and genebanking, benchmarking and profiling of native pigs and other technical areas in R&D of swine breeding and raising;
• Set up collaborative research on conservation, maintenance and increase of swine genetic resources among affiliated countries like the Japan and Vietnam collaboration;
• Establish an email network among all the speakers, moderators and organizers in order to continue the exchange of ideas and information on cutting-edge swine reproductive technologies and collaborative research on the conservation, maintenance and increase of swine genetic resources; and
• Strategize ways on how to encourage the younger generation to be interested in swine breeding and raising;
Recent progress in swine breeding and raising technologies and cutting-edge reproductive technologies and perspectives for their usage in swine
Taiwan, Taiwan, 03-04 June 2014
No. of participating countries: 11 (Holland, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia,Philippines,Sweden,Taiwan,Thailand, UK, Vietnam)
No. of papers presented: 18
Co-sponsors: Livestock Research Institute, COA, Animal Health Research Institute, Council of Agriculture (COA), Rural Development Foundation (RDF), National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO(
List of papers
Using today’s technology for breeding pigs for tomorrow’s conditions
- Jan tel Napel
Development of marbling pork with marker-assisted selection
- Satoshi Mikawa
SNP and protein markers for embryo development at early stage identified from functional genomics and landrace
- En-Chung Lin
Networking system for marker-assisted selection in pigs
- Ming-Che Wu
Lysine and metabolizable energy requirement for prolific lactating sow
- Chung-Wen Liao
Production of recombinant pepsin, pancreatic lipase and colipase Pichia pastoris as feed additive
- Fang-Chueh Liu
Advanced dietary system without antibiotics in Korea’s swine industry
- In-Ho Kim
Managing pig health by biosecurity practice
- Yeou-Liang Lin
Recent progress in swine breeding and raising technologies
- John Carr
Pathological diagnosis on major pig diseases in Taiwan
- Shu-Hwae Lee
Promotion of intramuscular fat accumulation in porcine muscle by nutritional regulation
- Masaya Katsumata
Hog slaughter and pork quality evaluation
- Wen-Shien Chen
Traceability of pork in Japan
- Tadashi Shiota
Pig production in Thailand
- Wichai Tantasuparuk
Pig production and marketing in Vietnam
- Nguyen Manh Dung
Swine breeding and production in Malaysia
- Moktir Sing A/L Gardir Singh
A dynamic Philippine swine industry: key to meeting challenges and technological innovations
- Antonio J. Barroga
Pig production in Indonesia
- Ir. Pollung H. Siagian
Introduction to pig breeding auction
- Ming-Che Wu
For further information, contact Dr. Takashi Nagai, FFTC Deputy Director
Dr. Jan tel Napel (Left) of the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen UR Livestock Research, the Netherlands receives a Plaque of Appreciation from FFTC Deputy Director Takashi Nagai during the swine breeding symposium. Dr. Napel delivered the keynote speech entitled “Using Today’s Technology for Breeding Pigs for Tomorrow’s Conditions”.
Dr. Satoshi Mikawa of the Animal Genome Research Unit, NIAES, Japan delivers his lecture on “Development of Marbling Pork with Marker-Assisted Selection”.
The symposium delegates tour the black bridge sausage museum in Tainan where they observe the more practical side of meat processing.
Dr. Napel delivers his lecture to some 26 livestock experts from 11 countries and talks about the various purposes of a pig breeding program.
The swine symposium delegates witness a live pig auction organized by the Taiwan Association of Breeders.