Genesus Global Technical Report, The impact of selecting on FCR on pork quality

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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, Incorporating Genomic Information in Routine Genetic Evaluation

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Impact of Feeder Adjustment and Group Size/ Density on Weanling Pig Performance

Author(s): Smith, Laura, A. Denise Beaulieu Ph.D., John F. Patience Ph.D., Harold Gonyou Ph.D., and R. Dean Boyd Ph.D. Publication Date: January 1, 2003 Reference: Manitoba...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Whole Carcass Pork Quality

Whole Carcass Pork Quality Bob Kemp, VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc   As most industry participants know, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comment...

Space and Water Availability Issues for Nursery and Grow-Finish Pigs

Author(s): Dr. Mike Brumm Publication Date: January 1, 2006 Reference: Proceedings of the 2006 Manitoba Swine Seminar Country: Canada   Summary: Economic success of a modern facility relies largely on...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Big Data

By Nick Boddicker, Ph.D. Geneticist   Data collection and interpretation is a critical part to a swine genetics breeding program. Without data and its interpretation, genetic...

Reducing Aggression in Sows at Mixing: Does Floor Space Matter?

When sows are mixed in large groups there can be a significant amount of aggression between sows as social hierarchies are established. This aggression...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Minding Your Gilts’ Prenatal Environment

Minding Your Gilts’ Prenatal Environment Pius B. Mwansa, PhD   The lifelong performance of pigs is known to be affected by conditions during gestation (uterine) and early...

Investigating ventilation system requirements for a sow gestation barn converted to group housing

Computer simulation was utilized to assess the performance of different ventilation system configurations needed for a sow gestation barn newly-converted to group housing. Various...
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