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New Hypor Libra* Sow Reduces Labor Costs, Increases Profitability

The new Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra star) sow balances traits in piglet quality, mothering ability and sow longevity to increase the number of pigs that employees can manage and lower the labor costs from farrow to wean. “The cost for labor is one of the highest expenses on the farm—second only to feed and housing,

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

Wheat CoProducts Vary in Protein Digestibility when Fed to Pigs

  Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two coproducts of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other livestock. Red dog consists mainly of the aleurone layer that lies between the bran and the

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada – Planting & Road Trip

Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario bfraser@genesus.com   Ontario has experienced like apparently large parts of North America what most producers would deem a “backward spring” at least from the experiences of the last number of years where we’ve come to believe corn is suppose to go in April. This spring has been

Reducing Water Consumption in Swine Barns: Alternatives for Animal Drinking and Barn Cleaning

Author(s): B. Predicala, A. Alvarado Publication Date: July 12, 2012 Reference: 2011 PSC Annual Report Country: Canada   Summary: More efficient use of water has both economical and environmental implication. Through surveys and reviewing literature it was found that washing pens and drinking nipples were two areas that could see improvements in water usage. Two

Cost of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus at Individual Farm Level – An Economic Disease Model

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is reported to be among the diseases with the highest economic impact in modern pig production worldwide. Yet, the economic impact of the disease at farm level is not well understood as, especially in endemically infected pig herds, losses are often not obvious. It is therefore difficult for farmers

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

Effects of Transport Duration on the Stress Response and Pork Quality of Pig

Author(s): Brown, J., Seddon, Y.M., Crowe, T., Widowski, T., Bergeron, R., Faucitano, L., Gonyou, H. Publication Date: May 23, 2012 Reference: 2011 PSC Annual Report Country: Canada Work at PSC set out to see what impacts these trips were having on the stress of the pigs and meat quality. Over eight weeks transport trailers were

Study Shows Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant Infections from Pigs in Denmark

  A recent study in Denmark titled: Emergency of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Stpahylococcus Auerus, shows that antibiotic-resistant MRSA in pigs was causing infections in people that had no contact with animals.   The study collected information on antibiotic-resistant infections during 2010 to 2015, and found that an increasing number of bloodstream infections were caused by MRSA

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

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