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Effect of formulating diets based on a ratio between STTD Ca and STTD P...

Several experiments were conducted to estimate Ca digestibility in different feed ingredients in the presence or absence of microbial phytase to allow formulation of...

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...

Effect of replacing corn with bakery meal in diets for weanling pigs

Bakery meal consist of unsalable bread, breakfast cereals, cookies, pasta, and other foods that are no longer intended for human consumption. Bakery meal converts...

Effects of dietary isoleucine and valine supplementation to excess or low leucine diets on...

Leucine is a key regulator that stimulates catabolism of branched-chain AA (BCAA; i.e., Leu, Ile, and Val) in skeletal muscle and liver. If diets...

Effect of feed sweetener and feed flavor on growth performance of weanling pigs

At weaning, pigs have to cope with abrupt withdrawal of sow milk, and this often causes appetite suppression due to marked changes in diet...

Study compares PRRSV antibody-sampling options for sows

When it comes to porcine reproductive and respiratory virus (PRRSV) it’s important for the veterinarian and farm personnel to know the health status of...

Effects of including two sources of copper hydroxychloride in diets for growing-finishing pigs

Recent research conducted at the University of Illinois Swine Research Center demonstrated positive effects of feeding copper hydroxychloride to weanling pigs, including improved growth...

New valine product for pig diets provides adequate nutrition

Many animal feeds contain crystalline amino acids, nitrogen-based building blocks for protein synthesis. Often, crystalline amino acids are manufactured by genetically engineered bacteria, which...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits

Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com Pork quality is an important factor influencing consumers purchasing decisions. Consumers` willingness to pay more...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Boar Management Impacts Fertility

Garth Braun, General Manager at Canadian Centre of Gene Transfer – Genesus Inc.  One must consider the boar as a very important part of the farm’s...
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