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Genesus Global Technical Report, Should we manage cost of production or profit?

  Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS and Europe, Genesus Inc. Selection indexes in the Genesus Genetic Program are a measure of profitability. Genomic Estimated Breeding Values...

Genesus Global Technical Report: Disease Resilience Focused on Improving Pig Health

Chad Bierman, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. What is disease resilience and why is it important? Disease challenges in swine put downward pressure on the economics...

US trial shows that oregano essential oil can improve pig unit throughput

A trial managed by Carthage Innovation Swine Solutions (CISS) in the US found that the 100 percent natural oregano essential oil (OEO) feed additive,...

Evaluation of Odor Removal Via Electrostatic Particle Ionization and Geotextile Fence

Download the complete article Daniel Andersen, Associate Professor, Ag. and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa Purpose Iowa Select Farms installed an electrostatic precipitator at the...

R2™ for mitigating the risk of PEDV, PRRSV and SVA -contaminated feed using an...

Introduction The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) epidemic in 2013 – 2014 caused high morbidity and mortality for hog farmers throughout North America.  Animal feed...

Does phytase release less phosphorus than we think, and are we under-feeding phosphorus to...

A large portion of sows removed from commercial breeding herds in the U.S. are due to lameness. Previous data suggest levels of P fed...

Prolapse Incidence in Swine Breeding Herds Is a Cause for Concern

Abstract Beginning in the fall of 2014 there has been a general and widespread increase in the incidence of prolapse in the U.S. swine...

Monitoring ISU VDL data for signs of emerging diseases

The overall objective of this endeavor was to develop and apply new tools and algorithms to swine diagnostic data as a means for enhancing...

Dietary Fiber and Intestinal Health of Monogastric Animals

Abstract Animal performance, feed efficiency, and overall health are heavily dependent on gut health. Changes in animal production systems and feed regulations away from the...

Replacing dietary antibiotics with L-glutamine and synbiotics following weaning and transport in pigs

Download the Full Report Funded By National Pork Board Immediately following weaning, pigs must adapt to multiple stressors such as transportation, handling, litter mixing, crowding, and delayed...
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