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Successfully Converting to Group Sow Housing

Demonstrating Management Practices that Enhance the Sustainability of Pork Production Activity 1.1 – Successfully Converting to Gestating Sow Group Housing In September 2017 two group sow...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Feed intake, growth and health

  Feed intake, growth and health Dr. Chunyan Zhang, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. All pig producers will agree, feed is the largest cost of production, accounting for...

One More Reason To Declare War On Rodents!

We have known for many years that rodents can be a cause of severe structural damage to pig barns. There are also a long...

Supplementation of swine diets with fat 

Download the complete article After several years of intensive research) the addition of fat to swine diets continues to generate spirited discussion. The use...

Effect of Dietary Calcium and Phosphorus in Sows on Bone Development in Piglets

Adequate nutrition, including minerals, is important for gestating sows, particularly gilts, as growth and development of their piglets needs to be supported while their...

Auditing On-Farm Biosecurity

mproving the Laying Area for Gestating Sows This video clip contains testimonials from hog producers who participated in a project focused on strategies to improve...

Production Losses From an Endemic Animal Disease: Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in...

1Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States 2Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine,...

Detection and Differentiation of PCV3 from PCV2a, PCV2b and the Highly Prevalent PCV2d Mutant...

Principal Investigator: Jianfa Bai Institution: Kansas State University Industry Summary: The newly identified porcine circovirus 3 (PCV3) is causing problems in swine similar to that caused by...

Effects of Calmin on energy, calcium, phosphorus, and nitrogen balance and on growth performance...

Calmin is a calcium supplement produced from sea minerals. It also contains 6% magnesium, which may increase calcium absorption. Calmin has been used as...

Comparison of single timed artificial insemination (AI) in gilts using OvuGel-ELANCO (triptorelin acetate) or...

Project 16-003 - Lead Researcher: Bob Friendship Research Summary – Project 16/03 Funding approved in 2016 and project completed in 2017 Lead Researcher: Bob Friendship Graduated student: Lima...