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Genomic selection for disease resilience using measures of antibody (Ab) response

Chad Bierman, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc.   Disease is a major contributor to increased costs in the swine industry. For example, the cost estimated from the...

Genesus Global Technical Report- Data Integrity and Genetic Evaluation Systems

By: Everestus Akanno, PhD., Geneticist, Genesus Inc.   The success of pig genetic improvement programs depends heavily on the continued generation, collection, and analysis of industry-wide...

Nitrogen in manure and its forms

Nitrogen, essential element Nitrogen, which is abundant in nature in its gaseous form N2, makes up about 78% of the atmosphere. It is an essential...

Genesus Global Technical Report ,Factors Affecting Pre-weaning Piglet Mortality Part 2

By: Dinesh Thekkoot PhD, Genesus Inc. Factors Affecting Preweaning Piglet Mortality Part 1 Generally, it’s difficult to attribute a single cause to preweaning mortality (PWM). Various predisposing...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Dietary Energy Considerations For Genesus Full Program Pigs Part 2:...

By: Clarence Froese, MSc., P.Ag., Director of Nutrition, Genesus Inc. In part 1 of this topic, the levels of daily feed intakes typically achieved by...

Engineering Controls Reduce Hydrogen Sulphide Exposure in Swine Barns

Three engineering control measures were developed and tested for effectiveness in protecting swine barn workers from exposure to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas during manure handling events. A...

Connecting The Dots Between Excessive Lactation Weight Loss and Increased Wean to Breed Interval

The nursing sow requires a lot of energy and nutrients in order to support the growth of a large litter. When the feed intake...

Genesus Global Technical Report- Is Running A Nucleus Farm Easy?

By: Mark Jacques, Genesus Inc.   Running a nucleus farm cannot be that difficult, can it? This seems to be the thought that many large commercial...

Genesus Global Technical Report: Dietary Energy Considerations For Genesus Full Program Pigs Part 1:...

By: Clarence Froese, MSc., P.Ag., Director of Nutrition, Genesus Inc.   Energy is the most expensive component of a pig's diets, comprising about 50% of the...

Maternal effects in swine breeding How much are we exploiting?

Maternal effects can be defined as all conditions that relate to how a dam’s genetics and life history influences how her progenies perform. These...
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