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Genomic tools for addressing breed purity and optimising heterosis in pig production

Everestus Akanno, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc.   Swine genetic improvement programs are concentrated in nucleus herds that keep single or multiple breeds or composites with the...

Weaning Sows Directly in Group Housing

Social stress from mixing sows has the potential to negatively affect sow production and welfare. Housing sows in stalls from weaning until five weeks after breeding...

Feeding Management – $how Me the Money

In order to be competitive in the pork industry, producers need to have a firm grasp of their cost of production. Since feed costs...

The Interaction Between Pig Density and Dietary Energy on Performance

Dietary net energy and stocking density independently affect performance, feed utilization and profits in the finisher barn. The objective of this experiment was to assess the...

Genesus Global Technical Report. Carcass primals improvement – international market demand

Dr. Chunyan Zhang, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. Canada is a major exporter of pork products, with ~70% pork being exported to the US, China, Japan,...

Use of Novel Technologies to Optimize Pig Performance

The overall project is assessing several novel technologies which can help producers to monitor health, welfare and feed efficiency while also offering tools to...

High Fibre Diets for Swine

Feed cost represents more than 60% of the variable cost of swine production and a major part of the feed cost is to ensure that pigs...

SEROLOGICAL SURVEY OF PORCINE PARVOVIRUS AND SWINE ERYSIPELAS ON VACCINATED SOW FARMS. IDENTIFYING VACCINATION...

DeGroot*, M.; Baratelli, M.; Jordà, R.; Rodríguez-Ballarà, I. *Corresponding author (mike.degroot@hipra.com) HIPRA, Amer (Girona), Spain     Introduction The protective role of specific antibodies against Swine Erysipelas (SE) and Porcine...

Understanding the Interaction between Nutrition and Pig Health

With new legislation eliminating the use of in-feed antibiotics for growth promotion in Canada and increasing consumer pressure to reduce antibiotic use in animal...

Weaning Piglets without Antibiotics

Download the complete Article 60% to 80% of antibiotics are used for digestive problems.  The period after weaning is known for its regular antibiotic application...