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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)

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.

Reduction in Average Daily Gain Due to Reduced Space Allowance for Pigs in Both Small and Large Groups Occurs at a Similar Point

Author(s): B. R. Street and H. W. Gonyou Publication Date: January 1, 2006 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2006 Country: Canada   Summary The reduction in average daily gain due to reduced space allowance for pigs in both small and large groups occurs at a similar point as that previously reported in the literature (k = approximately

Performance of Growing-Finishing Pigs Fed Diets with Reduced Crude Protein

Author(s): J. Patience, A.D. Beaulieu, R. Zijlstra, D. Gillis and J. Usry Publication Date: January 1, 2002 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2002 pp. 26-27 Country: Canada   Summary: Successful formulation of low protein diets increases our flexibility in formulating practical diets, providing us with another tool to lower nitrogen output in the slurry and to reduce

Genesus Global Market Report, EU and Spanish Pork Markets

EU and Spanish Pork Markets Mercedes Vega General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal mvega@genesus.com   Spain is already at the top of EU exports at the end of April. It has become the largest pork exporter in the EU for the first time in history. Thus,  Germany that is until now was the one

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

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 compare production performance of grower-finisher pigs formed into larger groups (108 pigs/pen) to conventional small group size (18 pigs/pen) and to see if this trend in the pig industry is

Genesus Global Market Report

Paul Anderson General Manager South East Asia paulanderson@genesus.com Vietnam   The liveweight pig price remains low in Vietnam from VND 20,000/kg (USD 0.88/kg) in the north to VND 24,000/kg (USD 1.05/kg) in the south.   CJ buys Minh Dat, the Korean food giant CJ CheilJedang has acquired the meat and fish processing company Minh Dat

Hydrogen Sulphide Concentration While Pulling Pit Plugs and Power-Washing Rooms

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 studies were carried out

Managing each step within the production system is important to the overall profitability of the operation

  Improving nursery and grow-finish performance can help to increase profitability. PRRS is an expensive virus in terms of its effect on performance, so every effort should be made to keep it out of the nursery where pigs are vulnerable to disease challenges. Ways to manage nursery PRRS are to eradicate it in the sow

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

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