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Using a Stochastic Model to Evaluate Swine Production Management with Paylean® I: Model Development...

N. Li, A.P. Schinckel, P.V. Preckel, and B.T. Richert Departments of Agricultural Economics and Animal Sciences Introduction The economically optimal use of ractopamine (RAC, Paylean) had been...

Improve Immune Response with Performance Trace Mineral Nutrition

Enteric bacterial infections, like swine dysentery, salmonellosis, and ileitis can be isolated from most swine herds. In fact, a pork producer can find such...

Evaluating Differences in Stress Levels in Lean Growth Versus Control Landrace Pigs

S. Torrey, S. Weaver, E. Pajor, D. Kuhlers, and T. Stewart Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, and Auburn University Introduction In livestock, aggression may lead to...

Dietary Sodium Bicarbonate and Stereotypic Behavior of Gestating Sows

J.N. Marchant-Forde1 and E.A. Pajor2 1USDA-ARS, Livestock Behavior Research Unit, Purdue University; 2Department of Animal Sciences Introduction Sows in confinement housing systems often perform repetitive behaviors such...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Carcass and Pork Quality – Variation is Key

Kemp,VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc.     Per capita consumption of pork in the US has not increased over the last few years (USDA -...

Optimizing Postweaning Growth Performance in Pigs with ActiSaf HR+ and NucleoSaf 600

Dr. Joe Loughmiller Phileo by Lesaffre Swine Technical Services What are nucleotides and when are they needed? Nucleotides are the components of DNA and RNA in...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Feed intake, growth and health

  Feed intake, growth and health Dr. Chunyan Zhang, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. All pig producers will agree, feed is the largest cost of production, accounting for...

Genesus Global Technical Report-Factors Affecting Preweaning Piglet Mortality- Part 1

Dinesh Thekkoot PhD, Genesus Inc.   Pigs are polytochous animals, which means they produce multiple piglets in one farrowing. This evolutionary strategy is called “parental optimism”...

Arm & Hammer: Zinc Oxide Promising For Piglets

The year 2022 brings big change in the European Union (EU) and Asian swine markets. That's when the EU will ban zinc oxide (ZnO),...

Concepts of Pig Growth and Composition

Pork producers have economic incentives based on consumer demand and carcass-value marketing programs to produce lean pork as efficiently as possible. Changes in the...
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