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Spray Dried Bovine Plasma for DON Contaminated Nursery Diets

SUMMARY The mycotoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON) is a concern to swine producers as it causes reduced feed intake, growth and health problems. Spray-dried porcine plasma (SDPP)...

One More Reason To Declare War On Rodents!

We have known for many years that rodents can be a cause of severe structural damage to pig barns. There are also a long...

Successfully Converting to Group Sow Housing

Demonstrating Management Practices that Enhance the Sustainability of Pork Production Activity 1.1 – Successfully Converting to Gestating Sow Group Housing In September 2017 two group sow...

Genesus Global Technical Report, PCAI vs Traditional AI

    PCAI vs Traditional AI Garth Braun, A.I Centre General Manager, Genesus Inc No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam...

Treating Swine and Municipal Wastewater with Microbial Fuel Cell Technology

Authors: B.Z. Predicala, M Nemati, L.D. Moreno Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2014-15 Wastewater generated in the agriculture sector contain organic and nitrogenous compounds...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Another genomic tool for improving litter size

  Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Phd,  Genetician Genesus Inc. czhang@genesus.com Litter size is a very important factor determining sow profitability. A major limitation for increasing litter size is embryonic...

How Much Does Surgical Castration Increase PWM?

A European Declaration in 2010 stipulated that surgical castration of pigs should be phased out by 2018. Even though that deadline is rapidly approaching,...

Managing feeding to reduce feed wastage in lactation

Electronic feeding systems have multiple advantages over manual feed delivery including collection of feed intake data, controlled delivery of fresh feed, reduced feed wastage,...

The interaction of group size and alley width on the movement of near market...

Author(s): Kavanagh L., Goumon S., Gonyou H. W. Publication Date: July 4, 2010 Reference: 2009 Annual Report, Prairie Swine Centre pg 24-26 Country: Canada   Summary: The objective of this...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Selection indexes – Possibilities in the genomic era

Selection indexes – Possibilities in the genomic era   Dr. Dinesh Thekkoot PhD, Genesus Genetics Selection is the process by which we choose animals that become parents...