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Use of Temperature, Humidity, and Slaughter Condemnation Data to Predict Increases in Transport Losses in Three Classes of Swine and Resulting Foregone Revenue

    Peterson E, Remmenga M, Hagerman AD and Akkina JE (2017) Use of Temperature, Humidity, and Slaughter Condemnation Data to Predict Increases in Transport Losses in Three Classes of Swine and Resulting Foregone Revenue. Front. Vet. Sci. 4:67. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00067     The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Genesus Global Market Report, USA

USA Market Report Allan Bentley Genesus Sales Representative USA   We have increased packing capacity coming up and that has been the talk of the industry. There has been sow expansion and will continue to see more as we fill this new capacity.   Looking forward I am very concerned that the industry has forgotten

Net Returns Per Hog More Important than Pushing Improved Production

Author(s): Patience, J.P. and Lee Whittington Publication Date: January 1, 2005 Reference: Centred on Swine Volume 12 Number 1 Country: Canada   Summary: What would an extra $5 to $10 per market hog mean to Alberta pork producers? It’s a huge amount of money that farmers can potentially capture by fine-tuning their feeding and operational management, says Dr. Patience.

Genesus Global Technical Report

Utilizing Commercial Data to Improve Genetic Response Nick Boddicker, Ph.D. Geneticist nboddicker@genesus.com     Genetic improvement in swine and its dissemination is commonly depicted as a pyramid (Figure 1). Genetic improvement is achieved using pure breeds or lines at the nucleus, located at the top of the pyramid. This is the smallest sector of the pyramid.

Processing of ingredients and diets and effects on nutritional value for pigs

      Oscar Javier Rojas and Hans Henrik SteinEmail author Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology20178:48 DOI: 10.1186/s40104-017-0177-1 ©  The Author(s). 2017 Received: 12 October 2016 Accepted: 9 May 2017 Published: 1 June 2017 Abstract A conventional diet based on corn and soybean meal fed to pigs is usually provided in a mash form and in most cases, processing other than grinding and mixing is

Genesus Global Market Report, Russia, June 14 2017

Russia Market Report  Simon Grey General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe simongrey@genesus.com   The Russian pig Price continues to remain high at 115 Roubles ($2.01) per live kg. Good producers have a cost of production that should be 65 Roubles per kg (all costs). On a 125kg live-weight pig at slaughter means profits of over

Creep Feed Provision in the Farrowing Room Provides Benefits to Piglets Showing Evidence of Intake

Author(s): Bandara, N., J. Shea, D. Gillis and A. D. Beaulieu Publication Date: May 19, 2012 Reference: 2011 PSC Annual Report Country: Canada   Summary: Previous studies done by the PSC found that creep feeding had no effect on litter performance. Although a  new study looked at creep feed disappearance and found that only about

Field Testing of an Air Filtration System for a Pig Transport Trailer B.Z. Predicala

Farmscape for May 24, 2017 Full Interview 6:37 Listen A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says studies are showing that enriching the living environment of pigs improves productivity at all stages of growth. Revisions to Canada’s Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs require pork producers to provide multiple

Loading Facilities for Market Hogs

Author(s): H. Gonyou, J. Brown Publication Date: April 18, 2012 Reference: Centred on Swine 17-2 Country: Canada   Summary: For swine producers, loading pigs at marketing can be one of the most stressful and time-consuming experiences. Problems at loading also affect the welfare of animals and have a significant economic impact as they may cause

Can sow diets enriched with extruded flaxseed replace antibiotics in starter feeds for piglets?

Authors: L. Eastwood, D. A. Gillis, M. R. Deibert and A. D. Beaulieu Reference: Western Hog Journal Fall 2015 This study aims to test whether the addition of omega-3 fatty acids into lactating sow diets can replace the use of growth promoting antibiotics in weaned piglet diets. Two groups of sows (one weaned at three weeks

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