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Piglet livability By: Mohsen Pourabedin, Ph.D. Cargill Animal Nutrition-Canada

Piglet livability is described as the percentage of potential viable piglets a sow can raise. It is calculated by adding the number of stillborn...

Genesus Global Technical Report. Selection for Sow Longevity in Commercial Pig Farming

Dr. Dinesh Thekkoot, Genesus Inc.   Sow longevity is a key economic component in commercial pig farming, as it is directly proportional to the herd replacement...

Suckling Piglets Stimulate Sow Mammary Development

Farmscape for November 14, 2019 Full Interview 13:31 Listen Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc shows newborn piglets should be allowed to suckle...

Increased Sow Milk Yield Increases Piglet Growth Rates and Production Potential

      Feature ReportListen Full Interview 22:52Listen   Strategies designed to encourage the sow to produce higher volumes of milk will provide her piglets a greater opportunity...

Development of a Commercial Scale Air Treatment System

  An air cleaning technology based on biotrickling filtration developed in previous phases of the project was scaled up  and tested at the PSC swine grower-finisher facility....

Research to Benefit Shippers of Young Pigs

Farmscape for October 30, 2019 Full Interview 8:52 Listen Those who move young pigs are expected to reap the benefits of research being conducted on...

Genesus Global Market Report, Breed-specific weight adjustments for growth, backfat and loin muscle...

Breed-specific weight adjustments for growth, backfat and loin muscle depth  Everestus Akanno, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc.   Selection of parents of the next generation of pigs in...

Practical Environmental Enrichment Strategies for Piglets

Pigs are intelligent and curious from birth, and the lactation and nursery periods are critical for their mental and  physical development. Despite this, research  on...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic improvement for resilience to PRRS

Dr Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com  Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), is a disease affecting both reproduction and growth, and is a very costly viral...

Effect of resistant and digestible starch on intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, and zinc...

Abstract The first nonmilk foods that are given to infants contain high levels of starch, a fraction of which is resistant to enzyme hydrolysis. Incomplete...
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