Blog - News
All the latest information about the pig sector, and Rotecna's activities.
7 reasons to choose the Rotecna TR2 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.
Grow Feeder Maxi, the first feeder injected in plastic
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 in production, export, and reproduction
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.
The United Kingdom, a niche market for exporting countries
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.
Pork sector X-ray. Where are we at?
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.
Foreign markets, the SIGE, and highly virulent strains were the focus of the AVPA technical 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.
Catalonia intensifies the control of 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.
Marketing applied to slurry
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.
A new limitation on the use of pig cages in pork production in the EU is imminent
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.
The University of Concepción (Chile) works on the development of 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.”
Export, the engine of the pork industry in Chile
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 reinforces its commitment 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.
What impact has COVID-19 had on the pork 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 more than 20 new products at FIGAN 2021
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 exporting countries
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 participates in FIGAN 2021
17 of September of 21 - News
Our brand will present its latest news at a stand located in Hall 8 of Feria Zaragoza.
P. A. Sanz: "We're going to achieve that the corpses of the pigs are used as much as possible."
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.
Advances in Argentina’s pork sector over the past 20 years
28 of July of 21 - News
Low production costs and good health status support pig growth in Argentina.
Natália Majó: "The single-health approach will improve animal health and 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 attends the Meat & Poultry 2021 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.
E. Novales: "The control of the management of slurry is 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.
Spanish pork industry challenges facing Chinese recovery
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 farm in Lleida with 250 pigs in 260 hectares
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.
New opportunities for the hungarian pork industry
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.
Women in 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.
Objective: 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 in the Top 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.
Export and efficiency, keys to the danish pig sector
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.
Detection of diseases with movement patterns
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 creates a new Software department
05 of January of 21 - News
The implementation of the new technologies on farms has increased production figures.
Biosecurity, the most tool important in controlling 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.
Electronic feeding system to optimise production
12 of November of 20 - News
Rotecna has an outstanding offer in electronic feeding systems for sows in farrowing and gestation.
Mexico concentrates its pork production in large food industries
29 of October of 20 - News
The high consumption of pork in Mexico offers an excellent market niche to large exporters.
Rotecna invests in virtual reallity
22 of October of 20 - News
With virtual reallity, we can visualise the product developed from a very inital stage.
Innovation and training, main pillars of I + Porc
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.
Precision technology applied on pork farms
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.
ASF: And if it comes to 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 has been acquired by 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.
How have we dealt with the coronavirus?
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, and its production increases
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 have to think that 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 the Spanish swine sector has 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.
Hong Kong, import dependency
03 of June of 20 - News
Pig production in this Chinese region is concentrated on 43 farms, so most pork is imported.
Carlos Sánchez: “The sector is aware of the importance of biosecurity”
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.
Dolores García: "The pig is postulated as 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.
Growth and opportunities for South African pigs
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.
Glässer's disease, a classic in trend
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 renews its Innovative SME certificate
30 of April of 20 - News
Awarded by the General Directorate for Innovation and Competitiveness, it confirms the innovative nature of the company.
The pig, an option for 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.
Forecast for Spanish pig production from 2020 to 2030
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.
What do the grunts of the pigs mean?
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.
Some curiosities about pigs
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, a dwarf pig for 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: "Even though the ASF expansion is slow in Europe, it is overwhelming in third countries"
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, an intelligent animal
20 of March of 20 - News
Pigs are able to use a command to move a sensor on a screen.
Good practices to avoid tail-docking
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 for 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.
Costa Rica advances towards the technification of the sector
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 attends 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.
Emilio Magallón: "Never before has pork had as many sanitary 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.
France, third largest pig producer in Europe
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 certain areas of Catalonia
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.
China remains the first pig producer in spite of the ASF
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.
Bolivia, growth of the sector in the country
10 of October of 19 - News
The biggest Bolivian city, Santa Cruz, is the largest producer of pork, with 80% of total production
Germany’s worst pig production since 2011
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.
Exports in Ireland, the sector support in the country
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.
Josep Casanovas: “Mistake number 1 is not to properly differentiate the clean area from the dirty 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.
Trends in housing of fattening pigs
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.