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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...

Digestibility of calcium varies throughout gestation in sows, study says

Swine diets are primarily formulated and tested in growing pigs. Studies show the ideal ratio of nutrients, specifically the ratio of calcium to phosphorus,...

What is African Swine Fever?

African swine fever is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting both domestic and feral (wild) pigs in all age groups. ASF is...

Digestibility of energy and phosphorus and concentration of metabolizable energy in a new source...

Recently a high-protein distillers dried grains (HP-DDGS; ProCap DDGS, Marquis Energy, Hennepin, IL) was developed and the HP-DDGS has greater concentrations of CP and...

Feeding ActiSaf HR+ to pigs helps reduce pathogens and improve performance.

Dr. Joe Loughmiller Swine Technical Services Senior Manager Phileo by Lesaffre Current consumer preference trends and increasing government regulation continue to drive interest in reduced...

Effects of copper hydroxychloride and dietary fiber on intestinal permeability, growth performance, and blood...

Most diets for weanling pigs contain highly digestible plant and animal proteins, but there is an increasing trend to include more fibrous co-products in...

The Effect of Encapsulated Butyric Acid in Nursery Pig Performance

Download the complete article This trial was conducted to determine the effects of an encapsulated butyric acid (ButiPEARL™) in the nursery phase of pig production...

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...

Effect of inclusion of an enhanced torula yeast on growth performance, fecal score, and...

Digestibility experiments have been conducted to determine the nutritional value of an enhanced torula yeast derived from forestry by-products. Results of these experiments indicated...

Phosphorus and energy digestibility of Fermex 200 (fermented soybean meal) fed to weanling pigs

Soybean meal (SBM) is one of the most important protein sources in swine diets. However, most P in SBM is bound to phytate, which...
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