Blog - News
All the latest information about the pig sector, and Rotecna's activities.
What are the advantages of filtration systems?
07 of September of 23 - News
https://www.rotecna.com/en/blog/biosecurity-the-most-tool-important-in-controlling-prrs/Filtration systems represent a good return on investment, especially on farms located in areas with a high density of pigs.
The Porc d'Or Awards celebrate 30 years with outstanding novelties
30 of August of 23 - News
Rotecna is a premium sponsor of the awards that recognize the good work of farmers.
The Philippines recovers its pork production, after ASF
24 of August of 23 - News
The entry of ASF and the arrival of COVID-19 had a strong impact on the country's swine sector, which accounts for more than 50% of Philippine livestock activity.
What changes do the new slurry application regulations entail?
25 of July of 23 - News
The norm focuses on fertilization and sustainable soil nutrition control.
Keys to nutrition at weaning
18 of July of 23 - News
The transition from a liquid diet to a solid diet is one of the main challenges that piglets must face in one of the most demanding stages of their lives.
Discover the winners of the Porc d'Or Ibérico Awards 2023
03 of July of 23 - News
The farms of Castilla y León have added 20 statuettes, and those of Extremadura 7.
How can precision farming help us?
29 of June of 23 - News
The professionalization of the pork sector has meant the incorporation of equipment capable of monitoring animals and offering plenty of data to improve their welfare and the day-to-day of farmers.
This is how things are done on our farms
22 of June of 23 - News
It is vital that we make our story known, many of us strive towards that every day, contributing to things being done as well as possible.
Rotecna sponsors the Porc d'Or 2023 awards
13 of June of 23 - News
In its commitment to the pork industry, Rotecna strengthens its support for the awards that recognize excellence in pig farming in our country.
Rotecna presents its innovative products at the World Pork Expo
09 of June of 23 - News
Together with our distributor in the United States, from June 7th to June 10th, we have shown the most innovative solutions from our brand.
The role of hygiene in the suckling piglet
01 of June of 23 - News
Hygiene at the time of delivery and the days of lactation will be an aspect to take into account to avoid the appearance of diseases, mainly digestive.
What are the thermal needs of the piglet at birth?
24 of May of 23 - News
From the time they are born until they reach weaning, piglets have significant thermal demands due to their poor defense response capacity at intervals and thermal fluctuations in the environment.
How should we feed the pigs when they arrive at weaning?
16 of May of 23 - News
It is as important to choose the right diet during the weaning phase as it is to provide adequate material for feeding, since it is about the animal eating, and eating well.
Environmental control on farms for a sustainable production
11 of May of 23 - News
Good environmental control, with sufficient air renewal, correct flow, adequate temperature without significant fluctuations, adequate humidity, sufficient insulation, correct lighting, etc. can lead to better productive result.
Analysis of the ASF situation in Europe in 2023
04 of May of 23 - News
According to data from the European Animal Disease Notification System (ADIS), 121 cases of ASF in domestic pigs have already been confirmed this year in seven European countries.
Animal Welfare: A Key Priority in the Pork Industry
28 of April of 23 - News
The total commitment of the white-coated pig sector to animal welfare has a new compelling argument in 2023, the joint development by all the livestock Interprofessionals of the 'B+ Animal Welfare Commitment' seal.
How do we use antibiotics?
16 of March of 23 - News
By using different methods, Grup Batallé has managed to stabilise the consumption of antibiotics around 100 mg / pcu.
J. Camo: "FIGAN converges the sector in a professionalism environment"
07 of March of 23 - News
From March 28th to 31st, Feria de Zaragoza hosts a new edition of FIGAN with a focus on sustainability and precision livestock.
South Korea: Key pork importer and consumer in swine industry
03 of March of 23 - News
The Asian country has a consumption of 27 kg/year per capita and imports worth 1,382 million USD.
Precision technology applied to pig farm equipment
23 of February of 23 - News
We have the knowledge and technologies to face all the challenges we have in front of us, if we apply them, we will have a bright and amazing future for us and our farms.
The Spanish pig sector remains a leader despite the current situation
14 of February of 23 - News
In the last year, the production of five million tons of pork has once again been exceeded.
S. Suis and the ASF at the XXV Pig Conferences of the UAB and AVPC
03 of February of 23 - News
Once again, this event has brought together more than 200 attendees linked to the pig sector.
Latest technologies as allies of animal welfare and biosecurity
05 of January of 23 - News
The ‘Clot de la Boira’ farm, with a capacity for 400 sows, has been equipped with Rotecna's electronic feeding systems.
France, one of the largest European pork producers
20 of December of 22 - News
Since 2014, France has maintained similar levels of production, trade and consumption despite the current crisis the sector faces.
Sustainability, Grangenia's key to achieving ISO 14001
13 of December of 22 - News
Alberto Pascual: "Change is costly, but it is necessary for evolution. In this case, it makes us even more efficient and professional."
Advantages of carrying out a good cleaning in pig farms
23 of November of 22 - News
Cleaning robots are gaining more and more relevance thanks to their multiple advantages.
Rotecna participates in Eurotier 2022
09 of November of 22 - News
In a 200 m2 stand, the company will show more than 20 novelties launched on the market since the last edition of the exhibition.
P. López: "Training is the engine of change and professionalisation"
06 of October of 22 - News
The team at a farm is essential to achieving business success.
Strong increase in local demand for pork in Uruguay
22 of September of 22 - News
However, this increase is not reflected in local production, since consumption continues to be based on imports.
Discover all the benefits of the agronomic use of slurry
12 of July of 22 - News
We must inform farmers of the benefits of using slurry, and when and how to apply it properly to maximize crop productivity.
Causes and effects of rising feed prices
28 of June of 22 - News
The cost of raw agricultural materials has experienced a great increase, a fact that, together with the surge in the price of energy, poses a challenge for the sector.
Growth opportunities for the pig sector in Vietnam
17 of June of 22 - News
The country is the seventh-largest producer globally and the largest consumer of pork in Southeast Asia.
Slurry separator with certified separation efficiency
01 of June of 22 - News
Rotecna's slurry separation system obtains certification from the Generalitat de Catalunya in terms of its overall separation performance of N 63% P 74% K 61.5%.
Advantages of the Rotecna TR2 double feeder
17 of May of 22 - News
The Rotecna TR2 is an “ad libitum” fattening feeder with a gate and adjustable flow rate and front access.
Discover the advantages of the first Rotecna hopper
28 of April of 22 - News
The Grow Feeder Maxi is an “ad libitum” fattening hopper with a tilting mechanism and adjustable water flow.
The Spanish pig sector, a world leader
06 of April of 22 - News
Different professionals highlighted the role of the pig sector in the XV International Congress of Pig Reproduction held in Valencia.
Pork imports, key to the British pig sector
22 of March of 22 - News
It is a country that imports pork, so competing in this market is both an opportunity and a challenge.
Analysis of the Spanish pig sector in 2022
17 of March of 22 - News
The successful figures that the Spanish pork sector has recorded are the result of a business model, a benchmark worldwide.
Markets, the SIGE, and PRRS were discussed at the AVPA conference
04 of March of 22 - News
The increase in energy and production costs, and the decrease in Chinese pork imports have outlined a new horizon with important challenges that Aragonese pig farmers will have to face, which have been discussed at the AVPA's annual technical conference.
More surveillance and control against African swine fever
22 of February of 22 - News
The Catalan Government has carried out 33,432 blood tests and 29,088 PCR tests on domestic pigs, in addition to analyzing the bodies of 26 wild boars found dead for reasons unrelated to an accident.
How can we value livestock waste?
15 of February of 22 - News
We must not talk about slurry as a problem to be solved, but about what it really is, a valuable resource to manage.
Let’s talk about the use of cages in pig production in the EU
08 of February of 22 - News
The initiative, which is called "End the cage age", urges the Commission to ban the use of cages in those countries where it is not yet prohibited.
A Chilean university develops a vaccine against Lawsonia
03 of February of 22 - News
Alvaro Ruiz G.: “Our aspiration is under no circumstances to compete with the commercial vaccine, but to offer more options to the farmer.”
Chile increases its pork exports
16 of December of 21 - News
High levels of technology and strict sanitary measures have positioned Chile as the sixth largest exporter of pork in terms of volume.
Rotecna, a company committed to Corporate Social Responsibility
04 of November of 21 - News
Rotecna wants to consolidate itself as a company of reference to the territory and a good workplace for its employees.
How has COVID-19 affected the pig sector?
13 of October of 21 - News
Professionals in the sector acted decisively and, adapting to an unusual situation, have worked to maintain their activity.
Rotecna presents its novelties in pig equipment at FIGAN
30 of September of 21 - News
Rotecna was present at the latest edition of FIGAN, which took place from September 21st to 24th at Feria de Zaragoza.
Japan consolidates its position as a strategic market for exporters
24 of September of 21 - News
Japanese pork production is insufficient to cover national demand, which has led Japan to be the second-largest importer worldwide.
Rotecna, present at FIGAN Zaragoza 2021
17 of September of 21 - News
Our brand will present its latest news at a stand located in Hall 8 of Feria Zaragoza.
Can we revalue the carcasses of pigs?
10 of August of 21 - News
The Sanitary Defense Association, number 2 (ADS 2) of Ejea de Los Caballeros, is working on the Valporc project to extract biogas and biodiesel from pig carcasses.
The pig sector in Argentina, growing year after year
28 of July of 21 - News
Low production costs and good health status support pig growth in Argentina.
N. Majó: "The one-health approach will improve animal welfare"
08 of July of 21 - News
The Catalonian College of Veterinarians has promoted the One Health Commission intending to work public health from a more comprehensive view.
Rotecna promotes its novelties at the Meat & Poultry fair in Moscow
20 of May of 21 - News
After a break of more than a year without attending face-to-face events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rotecna participates in the Meat & Poultry fair in Moscow.
The control of the management of slurry, a question of sustainability
03 of May of 21 - News
Aragon currently has 32 slurry management centres and four treatment plants located in the areas with the highest livestock activity concentration.
Analysis of the recovery of the Chinese pig sector after the ASF
19 of April of 21 - News
In the last three years, the Spanish pig meat industries' significant involvement with the Asian market has brought great benefits.
Ecological pig production in Lleida
06 of April of 21 - News
The animals occupy 10% of the area and move from one plot to another periodically to leave the area unoccupied and at rest for seven months.
Challenges and opportunities of the pig sector in Hungary
30 of March of 21 - News
The arrival of the ASF in Hungary in 2018 was a crisis in the sector whose local production stagnated, reduced its exports, and increased imports.
The presence of women in the pig sector
08 of March of 21 - News
Currently there are many women who are part of the pig sector and work in each of its links.
Farm to fork, the path to sustainable food
04 of February of 21 - News
Among the sectoral challenges is the fight against antibiotic resistance, with the prospect of reducing the sale of antimicrobials for livestock by 50% in 2030.
Rotecna, on of the 500 leading companies according to CEPYME
27 of January of 21 - News
Rotecna has been included for the fourth consecutive year in CEPYME's ranking of the 500 leading growth companies in Spain.
Denmark, the main European producer and exporter of piglets
19 of January of 21 - News
Changes in the structure of the sector have allowed Danish pigs to become one of the largest producers and piglet exporters.
New technologies for early detection of diseases
12 of January of 21 - News
The VIGIASAN project aims to develop a livestock surveillance system through movement patterns that can detect infectious diseases early.
Rotecna innovates with the creation of a new software department
05 of January of 21 - News
The implementation of the new technologies on farms has increased production figures.
Importance of biosecurity in the fight against PRRS
10 of December of 20 - News
This virus, which only affects the pig species, is typified as the virus that generates the most economic losses in the pig sector.
Optimize production with Rotecna electronic feeding systems
12 of November of 20 - News
Rotecna has an outstanding offer in electronic feeding systems for sows in farrowing and gestation.
Pig production grows in Mexico
29 of October of 20 - News
The high consumption of pork in Mexico offers an excellent market niche to large exporters.
Rotecna incorporates virtual reality in the development of its products
22 of October of 20 - News
With virtual reallity, we can visualise the product developed from a very inital stage.
I + Porc, Spanish cluster of pig producers
15 of October of 20 - News
The Spanish cluster of pig producers has developed several actions with the aim of improving the competitiveness of a key sector in the Spanish economy.
Technology and animal welfare, axes of the Clear Farm project
30 of September of 20 - News
The Clear Farm project will include the creation of a platform that will allow us to know the state of the animals on the farms.
Impact of a hypothetical arrival of ASF in Spain
17 of September of 20 - News
There are currently thirteen countries in the European Union affected by the ASF, and many have been forced to close the doors for export.
Rotecna becomes part of SKIOLD Group
20 of July of 20 - News
SKIOLD has acquired Rotecna (the “Company”) from its founder and two financial sponsors, Talde Private Equity and Oquendo Capital.
Measures to face the coronavirus in our company
08 of July of 20 - News
Since the start of the Covid-19 health crisis, Rotecna has had a Monitoring and Action Committee. Besides, antibody tests have been carried out on all workers.
The Australian pig sector becomes more technical
30 of June of 20 - News
In recent years, pork sales have grown by 8% and the total is expected to continue increasing.
R. Gallart: "In slurry management we do things because they work"
23 of June of 20 - News
Solid-liquid separation is a system that will have to be implemented on any farm that wants to go further in the treatment of its slurry or wants to differentiate itself.
What we have demonstred with the coronavirus crisis
16 of June of 20 - News
The Spanish swine sector has demonstrated its solidarity and efficiency in an unusual situation, never before seen.
Keys to the Hong Kong pork market
03 of June of 20 - News
Pig production in this Chinese region is concentrated on 43 farms, so most pork is imported.
Efficient biosecurity measures in a pig farm
26 of May of 20 - News
Biosecurity is the best tool available to the sector to reduce the risk of disease entry and its spread.
D. García: "The pig is the experimental animal with more expectations"
15 of May of 20 - News
CREBA, which started its activity four years ago, has a modern facilities for biomedical research with pigs.
Pig production grows in South Africa
12 of May of 20 - News
The increase in local pork production and the rise in the price of beef and lamb has provided pork with a perfect setting for its development.
Practical guide on Glässer's disease
05 of May of 20 - News
This bacterium is capable of causing significant respiratory problems, impairment and growth retardation at levels that can be very serious.
Rotecna is recognized once again as an Innovative SME
30 of April of 20 - News
Awarded by the General Directorate for Innovation and Competitiveness, it confirms the innovative nature of the company.
What possibilities does the pig offer to human medicine?
23 of April of 20 - News
The latest research has shown that the pig is a great option for medicine, since due to its similarity to people, different parts of this animal's organism can currently be used in this field.
What will the next decade be like for Spanish pig production?
21 of April of 20 - News
Spanish pork production has increased by 2% in 2019 compared to 2018, leading the European Union's pig production ranking.
Deciphered the meaning of the grunts of pigs
16 of April of 20 - News
The sounds that pigs make transmit a wide range of information such as the emotional, mood and psychological state of the animal.
Pig Facts: 10 curiosities about these animals
02 of April of 20 - News
The other side of the pig that few know: clean, intelligent and with a great sense of smell.
Specipig, pigs for biomedical research
26 of March of 20 - News
Specipigs have the same research advantages as conventional pigs, but their weight stabilizes at about 35 kg as they reach adulthood.
M.A. Higuera: "It is in our hands to prevent ASF from entering Spain"
24 of March of 20 - News
Resistance to antibiotics, increasing biosecurity requirements and the entitled to welfare benefits, are some of the challenges Higuera will take on during his presidency of the European animal health and welfare group.
The pig, one of the most intelligent species
20 of March of 20 - News
Pigs are able to use a command to move a sensor on a screen.
Strategies to prevent tailing of pigs
19 of March of 20 - News
Minimising well-known risks such as densities, feeding, ventilation and health of the animals is one of the main facts to prevent caudophagia.
Health, the main challenge of the swine sector in Guatemala
25 of February of 20 - News
65.7% of the Guatemalan pig sector is concentrated in technified farms, while the rest (34.3%) is on family or backyard farms.
The swine sector in Costa Rica advances towards technification
18 of February of 20 - News
The surge in imports, the opening of new markets and the growth in pork consumption have led Costa Rica's pork sector to expand towards a more ambitious and technical industry.
Rotecna presents its novelties at the MVC fair in Moscow
04 of February of 20 - News
From january 28th to 30th, Rotecna’s sales team travelled to the Russian capital to present the latest launched products of the company.
E. Magallón: "Never before has pork had as many guarantees"
30 of January of 20 - News
We talk to Emilio Magallón. The vet takes a look at the current situation of the pig farming sector and deals with topics of interest such as ASF, the use of antibiotics and slurry management.
Analysis of the pig sector in France
04 of December of 19 - News
Spain is the leading supplier of pork for France, with more than 315,000 tonnes per year.
Two years with no farm extensions or new farms in some catalan areas
12 of November of 19 - News
The Catalan Government recently approved the Soil Fertilisation and Livestock Manure Management Decree. This establishes an absolute moratorium of two years from the publication of the decree for the construction of new farms and the extension of the capacity of existing farms located in any of the 66 municipalities with a high livestock density index (LDI), i.e., over 1.2.
What impact has ASF had on China's pig production?
22 of October of 19 - News
The Asian nation is the world's largest pork producer, with just over 54 million tonnes in 2018, representing almost 48 % of world production, according to data recorded by ICEX.
The activity of the swine sector in Bolivia grows
10 of October of 19 - News
The biggest Bolivian city, Santa Cruz, is the largest producer of pork, with 80% of total production
Decline in pig production in Germany
26 of July of 19 - News
Meat production in German commercial slaughterhouses declined in the financial year 2018. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reported that, compared to the previous year, productivity fell by 1.5%, reaching 8 million tonnes.
Ireland increases the value of its pork exports
17 of April of 19 - News
Swine production in Ireland comes in third place in the country’s gross agricultural production, accounting for 8% of the total.
Keys to being among the best farms
12 of February of 19 - News
In a growing sector, with increasingly prolific genetics, in which health is essential to guarantee the future, there are important differences between farms. Productivity and costs are two basic factors to assess whether a farm is doing things right. But what are the keys to being among the best? We spoke with Joan Wennberg, veterinary consultant, to learn the 6 keys to being a model farm.
Mistake number 1 is not to properly differentiate the clean area
18 of October of 18 - News
With the aim of protecting pig farms from the major impact on the sector of the entry of serious diseases, biosecurity is gaining ground as one of the topics of greatest relevance to the future of the sector. Given this scenario, veterinarian and a biosecurity advisory Josep Casanovas analyses the main challenges and errors in the field of biosecurity. On this occasion, we'll address external biosecurity, and in a future edition we will focus on it internally.
Efficient housing solutions for fattening
29 of August of 18 - News
The new European regulations on animal welfare, mandatory from January 2013, set out the need to build more spacious pens to create a comfortable environment and avoid stress among animals due to lack of space. Pens should also have a feeding area, a rest area and a defecation area. In terms of size, the regulation establishes a minimum space of 0.65 m2 per fattening pig of up to 110 kilos, and of 1 m2 per fattening of more than 110 kg. More spacious pens make it easier for the pigs to move more freely and develop more natural behaviour.