Sorting sows by parity reduces aggression in group-housing systems

Quick facts Grouping sows by parity can improve performance and well-being of young sows in group-gestation housing systems. Improving young sow performance can help improve...

Precision Livestock Farming Technology for Remote Monitoring of Pig Welfare and Health: Part 1

Influential technology is becoming more accessible and being utilized in new ways for pig health and welfare. September 11, 2019 - Author: Madonna Benjamin, Michigan...

Practical Environmental Enrichment Strategies for Piglets

Pigs are intelligent and curious from birth, and the lactation and nursery periods are critical for their mental and  physical development. Despite this, research  on...

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...

Effect of inclusion of an enhanced torula yeast on growth performance, fecal score, and...

Digestibility experiments have been conducted to determine the nutritional value of an enhanced torula yeast derived from forestry by-products. Results of these experiments indicated...

Swine Diet Manipulation to Minimize Environmental Impacts

Marcia Carlson State extension swine nutrition specialist Heather Wilt Graduate research assistant in animal sciences The trend toward intensive swine production has raised concerns about concentrated production...

Mind the immunity gap: egg immunoglobulins bolster piglets’ immune system

By I. Heinzl and S. Regragui Mazili In contrast to humans, piglets do not receive any maternal immunoglobulins via the placenta. It is therefore of...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic improvement for resilience to PRRS

Dr Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com  Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), is a disease affecting both reproduction and growth, and is a very costly viral...

Phosphorus and energy digestibility of Fermex 200 (fermented soybean meal) fed to weanling pigs

Soybean meal (SBM) is one of the most important protein sources in swine diets. However, most P in SBM is bound to phytate, which...

Influence of Hot-Humid Environment on Growth Performance and Reproduction of Swine1

Robert Myer and Ray Bucklin2 Environmental temperatures above the zone of thermoneutrality (comfort zone) for swine are frequent in tropical and subtropical regions, and during...
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