The October/November issue of Prairie Hog Country was uploaded to the press yesterday. It will be in the hands of Canada post next Friday October 1st, at which time the on line version will be updated as well. This...
Over the past year, there has been a marked rise in feed costs. Various strategies to address managing feed costs are currently being explored. This article is the third in a series that began earlier this month. Check your...
Follow these tips for manure handling safety including air quality, ventilation, warning tags, confined space protocol and fire hazards. Manure produced from pigs is a valuable nutrient source for crops and an important component of the pork industry’s sustainability story....
Reprinted from: PigHealthToday.com The upward trendline of sow mortality over the past several years is noteworthy and needs to be addressed. But until farms have a clearer understanding of why a gilt or sow leaves the breeding herd, progress will...
Farmscape for August 3, 2021 Full Interview 8:34 Listen A new swine diagnostic extension service now being offered by Prairie Diagnostic Services in partnership with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is helping veterinarians and farmers translate diagnostic results into...
The protection zone is another important step in keeping African swine fever out of the U.S. USDA’s announcement that it will be pursuing a Foreign Animal Disease protection zone in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is another important...
Proper bait placement and monitoring help keep rats and mice at bay. The summer months provide rats and mice with warm temperatures and substantial food supplies, enabling rodent populations to peak at the end of summer.  As the weather...
  Genesus Has Lower Sow Mortality More Salvage Value Pig Champ is a major swine production recording system in the United States. In 2020 they had data from 365 farms which they put in a benchmarking database. Below is change in Pig...
 Eliminate one of the leading causes of cool cell pad failure. At one time or another, you have probably walked by a cool cell system and noticed a water puddle beneath it or a stream of water running across...
Smart Pig Handling provides training to new herdspersons on how to safely and effectively handle pigs while minimizing stress on both themselves and their animals. Producers can contact their provincial pork organization (in Canada) for an extended version of the...
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