Home Canada West Technical Articles

Canada West Technical Articles


Feeding Management – $how Me the Money

In order to be competitive in the pork industry, producers need to have a firm grasp of their cost of production. Since feed costs...

Genesus Global Technical Report- Data Integrity and Genetic Evaluation Systems

By: Everestus Akanno, PhD., Geneticist, Genesus Inc.   The success of pig genetic improvement programs depends heavily on the continued generation, collection, and analysis of industry-wide...

Piglet livability By: Mohsen Pourabedin, Ph.D. Cargill Animal Nutrition-Canada

Piglet livability is described as the percentage of potential viable piglets a sow can raise. It is calculated by adding the number of stillborn...

Genesus Global Technical Report: Dietary Energy Considerations For Genesus Full Program Pigs Part 1:...

By: Clarence Froese, MSc., P.Ag., Director of Nutrition, Genesus Inc.   Energy is the most expensive component of a pig's diets, comprising about 50% of the...

Maternal effects in swine breeding How much are we exploiting?

Maternal effects can be defined as all conditions that relate to how a dam’s genetics and life history influences how her progenies perform. These...

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...

Study compares PRRSV antibody-sampling options for sows

When it comes to porcine reproductive and respiratory virus (PRRSV) it’s important for the veterinarian and farm personnel to know the health status of...

Genesus Global Market Report, Breed-specific weight adjustments for growth, backfat and loin muscle...

Breed-specific weight adjustments for growth, backfat and loin muscle depth  Everestus Akanno, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc.   Selection of parents of the next generation of pigs in...

Research Targets Nutritional Strategies for Low Birth Weight Piglets

Farmscape for July 8, 2020 Full Interview 14:42 Listen By improving nutritional strategies scientists hope to reduce mortality and improve the performance of low birth...

Treating Swine and Municipal Wastewater with Microbial Fuel Cell Technology

Land application of livestock wastewater is creating challenges for producers due to costs and environmental impacts. Finding alternatives is of great interest in order...
Translate Web in Your Language »