Solving hunger and aggression in gestating sows

Quick facts Hunger often results from optimizing reproductive performance by feeding less during gestation. Chronic hunger can lead to aggression and cause fight-related injuries...

Lean Sows Need to “Pig Out” Prior to Lactation

A sow's performance during lactation is pre-determined by her genotype. Large, late-maturing animals are traditionally better milkers. In sows, milk yield is determined by...

Food Waste for Pigs

What seems like a harmless activity to help the planet can sometimes carry considerable risks. Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Service. Feeding table scraps to...

Feeding Pigs in Extensive Production: Part 1

Complete feed rations are Important for the nutrition of your pigs Introduction Extensive pork production is often driven by the objectives of a market niche, what may...

K-State’s New Publication Summarizes The Potential For African Swine Fever Virus To Spread Through...

Source: Kansas State University news release Manhattan - Eight years of extensive research, including work at Kansas State University, has led to a disquieting scenario...

Effect of Feeding a Reduced Crude Protein and Reduced Phosphorus Diet on Growth Performance...

R. Hinson, B. Hill, M. Walsh, D. Sholly, D. Kelly, M. Cobb, L. Peddireddi, S. Radcliffe, A. Sutton, A. Schinckel, and B. Richert Department of...

Feeding pigs in extensive production: Part 2

  Introduction In this article, the second in a two-part series , several management and procurement approaches are discussed relative to feeding pigs in extensive settings....

Kemin Industries and Pestell Nutrition Expand Relationship in Canada

The companies enter a distribution and logistics partnership Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day...

Gestation Group Sow Housing Options:Short Stalls & Trickle Feeding

Introduction Housing sows in individual stalls has become commonplace across the pork industry. This method of production has grown in popularity because animals can be...

Feed pigs less fat, more fiber to slow growth

As work at meat processing plants slows during COVID-19, hog producers may want to feed pigs cheaper diets and hold them longer. University of Missouri...
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