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Where is fiber fermented in the pig digestive tract?

Fiber is increasingly being added to pig diets, but digestion of fiber in pigs is inefficient and poorly understood. In a new study from the University of Illinois, scientists pinpoint the locations within the digestive tract where fiber is fermented. “We’re trying to figure out the specifics of fiber fermentation in pigs and what can

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.

Research Finds ADM’s CitriStim® Enhances Sow Reproductive Performance

Field studies suggest increased income potential for swine producers utilizing CitriStim ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), today announced new product performance milestones for CitriStim®, a proprietary, whole cell, inactivated yeast currently used in more than 500 ADM feed formulations for livestock, poultry, aquaculture, and swine. Field studies recently

Herd Management for Disease Prevention

Roderick C. Tubbs Swine veterinarian Commercial Agriculture Program Jeanette L. Floss College of Veterinary Medicine Disease control is only one facet of a successful management program. Treatment of disease is not as effective or as economical as prevention. Many outbreaks of disease in swine herds can be avoided by using management practices that include strict

Is One Sow Better Than Another in Group Housing?

At the Animal Science Swine Center at UC Davis, Kristina Horback studies pig personality. She monitors the behavior of female pig from birth through puberty looking for behavior that would help predict aggression in female sows. Pigs have distinct personality traits that persist throughout their lives Research is assisting the pork industry as it adapts

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

Genesus Global Market Report: South East Asia Market

  South East Asia Market Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia , Genesus Inc ​   Thailand   Pig price in Thailand is THB 58/kg (USD 1.7) in early October. The price is forecast to get lower. Consumption is slow in the month because of school vacation and the vegetable festival later in the

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

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

Calcium to Phosphorus Ratio in Pig Diets Established by New Study

  The amount of digestible calcium included in pig diets has a direct impact on phosphorus digestibility, but the optimum ratio between the two minerals has not yet been found. In a recent study from the University of Illinois, scientists have established a first approximation of that ratio for 25 to 50 kilogram pigs. “Because

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