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Managing feeding to reduce feed wastage in lactation

Electronic feeding systems have multiple advantages over manual feed delivery including collection of feed intake data, controlled delivery of fresh feed, reduced feed wastage,...

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...

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...

How Much Does Surgical Castration Increase PWM?

A European Declaration in 2010 stipulated that surgical castration of pigs should be phased out by 2018. Even though that deadline is rapidly approaching,...

Efficiency of Energy Utilization by Growing Pigs

Feeding pigs specific diets based on potential growth rate as determined by growth rate in the nursery may decrease variability in grow-out and finishing....

Genesus Global Technical Report, Short remarks about sow’s lactation

Pavel Trefilov, Swine Specialist, Genesus Inc.   If you search the internet «sows do not produce milk» or «sows do not produce enough milk» you will...

Alternatives for Controlling and Detecting Boar Taint in Market Hogs

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

Ventilation System Requirements for Conversion to Group Sow Housing

When converting to group housing for sows if remodeling of the previous ventilation systems does not occur, it is estimated that over-ventilating will occur...

Genesus Technical Report – New Research in Population Health

  New Research in Population Health Nick Boddicker, PhD In February we attended the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. This conference is held every...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Big Data and Machine Learning in Animal Breeding

Big Data and Machine Learning in Animal Breeding Dinesh Thekkoot PhD, Genesus Inc   Machine learning (ML) has been a buzz word for the past few years. ML...
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