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Genesus Global Technical Report, Whole Carcass Pork Quality

Whole Carcass Pork Quality Bob Kemp, VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc   As most industry participants know, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comment on the proposed changes to the standards of pork carcass grades (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/23/2017-22934/united-states-standards-for-grades-of-pork-carcasses) . There will be different opinions on the value of these proposed changes, especially as it

Reducing Aggression in Sows at Mixing: Does Floor Space Matter?

When sows are mixed in large groups there can be a significant amount of aggression between sows as social hierarchies are established. This aggression can lead to traumatic injuries and consequently there are welfare and economic concerns. For many years, some producers have intuitively been providing additional floor space for sows when they are mixed.

The Impact of Piglet Birth Weight on Subsequent Growout Performance and Carcass Quality

Author(s): J.F. Patience, A.D. Beaulieu and T. Osmanagic Publication Date: January 1, 2006 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2006 Country: Canada   Summary: SUMMARY Increased litter size resulted in decreased average birth weight, but how no effect on body weight variability at birth or later in life. Carcass quality was unaffected by litter

Identification, treatment and prevention of shoulder lesions in sows

Shoulder lesions are most commonly observed in sows during the weeks following farrowing. Long periods of lying combined with poor body condition can increase the likelihood of sows developing shoulder sores. The prevalence of shoulder lesions varies greatly depending on farm and sow factors, with anywhere from 10 to 50% of sows being affected. Shoulder

Supplementation of swine diets with fat 

Download the complete article After several years of intensive research) the addition of fat to swine diets continues to generate spirited discussion. The use of cereal grain-soybean meal diets in the swine industry is popular because of the plentiful supply and current low price of cereal grains. Fat is an excellent energy source for all

Feeding canola meal or soy expeller at two dietary net energy levels to growing-finishing barrows and gilts

Source: Alberta Agriculture & Forestry Download the complete article Miranda N. Smit, José L. Landero, Malachy G. Young, Eduardo Beltranena •Solvent -extracted canola meal (CM) has relatively low energy value due to high dietary fibre content. • Soy expeller (SE) is now locally produced in Canada and has greater energy value than imported soybean meal.

Breeding Pigs for Increased Natural Disease Resistance

  Background Disease resistance is the ability of a host to resist infection or exert control over the life cycle of a pathogen. There is evidence of genetic variation in response to disease for nearly every disease in livestock that has been thoroughly studied, supporting the utility of genomic selection to identify and breed livestock

Phosphorus Requirement of Grower Pigs

  Author(s): E.D. Ekpe and R.T. Zijlstra Publication Date: January 1, 2000 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Report 2000 pp. 18 Country: Canada   Summary: Over-supplementation of diets with phosphorus (P) to maximize pig performance results in excess P in manure, which could have an impact on environment if not managed properly. A better understanding of P needs might

Genesus Global Technical Report: Markets in Russia

  Markets in Russia Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS and Europe, Genesus Inc. simongrey@genesus.com   Current Price in Russia is 102 Roubles ($1.77) per kg. Despite some increased production and increased imports from Brazil, consumer demand is increasing. When the Rouble crashed a few years ago, people spent their spare money on imported consumer

Diets High in Phosphorus Can Negatively Affect the Environment

Author(s): E.D. Ekpe and R.T. Zijlstra Publication Date: January 1, 2000 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Report 2000 pp. 18 Country: Canada   Summary: Over-supplementation of diets with phosphorus (P) to maximize pig performance results in excess P in manure, which could have an impact on environment if not managed properly. A better understanding of P needs might enable

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