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Successfully Converting to Group Sow Housing

Demonstrating Management Practices that Enhance the Sustainability of Pork Production Activity 1.1 – Successfully Converting to Gestating Sow Group Housing In September 2017 two group sow...

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...

One More Reason To Declare War On Rodents!

We have known for many years that rodents can be a cause of severe structural damage to pig barns. There are also a long...

Auditing On-Farm Biosecurity

mproving the Laying Area for Gestating Sows This video clip contains testimonials from hog producers who participated in a project focused on strategies to improve...

Assessing Trailer Cleanliness

Proper washing and disinfection of swine transport trailers is an important step in maintaining biosecurity. Research projects have shown visual inspection of trailers is...

Genesus Global Technical Report, PCAI vs Traditional AI

    PCAI vs Traditional AI Garth Braun, A.I Centre General Manager, Genesus Inc No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam...

Response of Growing-Finishing Pigs to Dietary Energy Concentration

Author(s): J. F. Patience, A. D. Beaulieu and R.T. Zijlstra Publication Date: January 1, 2004 Reference: Centred on Swine Volume 10, Number 3, Winter 2004 Country: Canada   Summary: The...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Inbreeding: Not all Gloom and Doom

Pius B. Mwansa, PhD, Genesus Inc.   As a process, mating of individuals that are related is defined as inbreeding.   Strictly speaking, all animals in a breed...

The Impact of Piglet Birth Weight on Subsequent Growout Performance and Carcass Quality

Author(s): J.F. Patience, A.D. Beaulieu and T. Osmanagic Publication Date: January 1, 2006 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2006 Country: Canada   Summary: SUMMARY Increased litter size resulted in...

Practical Alternatives for Managing Castration Pain in Piglets

The objective of this project was to identify which analgesics will provide optimal pain relief to piglets; at what age castration should be performed...
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