Handling Pigs for Optimum Performance on the Farm and in the Slaughter Plant

Observations at packing plants indicate that some lines of hybrid pigs have a very nervous temperament and others are calm. Some pigs are easy...

Alternatives for Controlling and Detecting Boar Taint in Market Hogs

Many recent studies have compared intact males and castrates, or castrates and ImprovestĀ® treated males. This study is rare in that it includes females,...

Effect of Gestation Gain on Lactation Performance and Return to Estrus of First Parity...

Download the complete PDF Keywords First parity sow, Gestation gain, Lactation feed intake, Sow weight change Summary One of the most costly problems in the swine industry is...

Productivity and Salmonella Incidence of Swine Reared in Differing Management Systems

J.N. Nielsen, J.A. Patterson, P. Boccazzi, J. Frank, A. Sutton, A. Schinckel, and B. Richert Department of Animal Sciences   Food contamination due to Salmonella is the...

25 Years of Swine Research

25 Years of Swine Research Posted in: Pork Insight Articles, Prairie Swine Centre by admin on May 5, 2017 This presentation outlines some of the major...

Influence of the concentration of dietary digestible calcium on growth performance, bone ash, and...

Requirements for P for growing pigs are expressed as the requirement for standardized total tract digestible (STTD) P, whereas requirements for Ca are usually...

Deep Litter Fermentation Systems for Fattening Pigs (technical Improvements, Nutrient Balance)

Author(s): Kaufmann, R. Publication Date: January 1, 1997 Reference: Livestock Environment V. Proceeding of the Fifth International Symposium. Edited by R.W. Bottcher and S.J. Hoff. American...

Farm-Based Anaerobic Digestion Practices in the United States

Although some effort has focused on the AD of caged layer poultry manures, the manures from dairy and swine operations tend to be more...

Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus

Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the...

Effects of Large Group Size on Productivity of Grower-Finisher Pigs

Author(s): T. Samarakone and H. Gonyou Publication Date: January 1, 2002 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2002 pp. 19 Country: Canada   Summary: A study was conducted to...