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Effects of including two sources of copper hydroxychloride in diets for growing-finishing pigs

Recent research conducted at the University of Illinois Swine Research Center demonstrated positive effects of feeding copper hydroxychloride to weanling pigs, including improved growth...

New valine product for pig diets provides adequate nutrition

Many animal feeds contain crystalline amino acids, nitrogen-based building blocks for protein synthesis. Often, crystalline amino acids are manufactured by genetically engineered bacteria, which...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits

Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com Pork quality is an important factor influencing consumers purchasing decisions. Consumers` willingness to pay more...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Boar Management Impacts Fertility

Garth Braun, General Manager at Canadian Centre of Gene Transfer – Genesus Inc.  One must consider the boar as a very important part of the farm’s...

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...
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