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How to Mix Gestating Sows Housed in Groups
Tips on mixing sows and gilts in static and dynamic groups from Ronald O. Bates of Michigan State University in the Pork Information Gateway 'How-to' series....
Neither Photoperiod in the Farrowing Room Nor Time of Weaning Affect Nursery Performance
Neither photoperiod in the farrowing room, nor the time of weaning affected the growth rate of piglets in the nursery, according to J. Shea, L. Eastwood and A.D. Beaulieu in the Prairie Swine Centre Annual Report 2013-14....
Economic Impact of PRRS: The Difference Between All-In/All-Out versus Continuous Flow Nursery Management
Delegates to the recent Centralia Swine Research Update heard that an outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) can have a considerable economic impact on mortality and growth in the nursery and that these are greater for a continuous...
Low Crude Protein Diets Modulate Intestinal Responses in Weaned Pigs Challenged with E. coli K88
A new Canadian study helps to explain why feeding a low-protein diet to weaned pigs helps to reduce the multiplication of E.coli bacteria that are linked to diarrhoea....
Digestibility of Energy, Fibre and Metabolisable Energy Value of Rapeseed Meals for Growing Pigs
Comparing different rapeseed meals for growing pigs, University of Illinois research reveals that canola meal and double-zero rapeseed meal had similar energy and digestibility values, while double-zero rapeseed expeller meal was more digestible and had...
Daily Walking Swine Breeding-Gestation and Farrowing Barns
Advice on how to check and inspect breeding pigs by Don Levis of Worldwide Swine Consultancy in the 'How To' series from Pork Information Gateway....
Bovine Colostrum for Piglets: Can It Mitigate the Post-Weaning Growth Lag?
Piglet growth was not affected by the addition of cow colostrum to the creep or first nursery diets, according to J. Wu, J. DeNure, D.A. Gillis and A.D. Beaulieu of the Prairie Swine Centre in Canada. However, colostrum did increase the proportion of...
Effects of Xylanase on Concentration of Digestible and Metabolisable Energy in Rice Co-products Fed to Weaning Pigs
Several co-products from rice processing can be used as feed for pigs weighing around 14kg. The addition of a feed enzyme increased the energy content of some of the rice products tested....
Behavioural Evaluation of Analgesic Efficacy for Pain Mitigation in Lame Sows
Based on the study of pig behaviour, Iowa State researchers report that meloxicam appeared to mitigate pain sensitivity in sows, while flumixin was no different from the untreated controls....
Growth, Behaviour and Meat Quality of Heavy Pigs Subjected to Different Photoperiods
Pigs reared for Parma ham production with 16 hours of light per day spent more time resting and were heavier than those with just eight hours of light per day, according to researchers at the University of Bologna. There were no differences between the...
Centralia Swine Research Update 2015
Proceedings of the Centralia Swine Research Update held in January 2015....
Investigating Introduction of PEDv into Ohio Swine Operation
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDV) is a highly transmissible coronavirus that causes a severe enteric disease that is particularly deadly for neonatal piglets....
Effect of Dietary Energy Levels on Gilt Performance and Culling Rate
In an effective pig production, proper feeding management during rearing and first gestation is important to ensure a good lifetime performance in terms of a high number of weaned pigs per sow lifetime....
Daily Walking Swine Nursery-Growing-Finishing Barns
Regardless of whether a caretaker is walking a nursery, growing-finishing, or wean-to-finish barn, the facility has to be observed and evaluated at the individual pig level, pen level, and barn level, according to Don Levis, Worldwide Swine Consultancy...
Understanding True Impact of Non-Starch Polysaccharides in Poultry and Swine Diets
Dietary fibre, and non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) in particular, can have a substantial negative impact on monogastric digestion and performance, with restricted digestibility leading to significant reductions in feed efficiency and growth, says AB...
Growth of Superdosing Markets Start of New Era in Phytase Use
According to recently conducted market research, the use of phytase feed enzymes within the monogastric feed sector has grown to a level of 90 per cent market penetration since their introduction in the 1990s, according to AB Vista. ...
Will Hogs Provided with Whey Compensate in Their Feed and Water Intake?
Growing pigs provided liquid whey in their drinking water decreased intake of dry feed, and thus overall nutrient intake was unchanged, according to M. Deibert, D. Wightman and A.D. Beaulieu of the Prairie Swine Centre in its Annual Research Report 2013-14....
Australian Agricultural Commodities Report: Pig Meat
Pig meat production is projected to rise gradually over the short to medium term, reaching 410,000 tonnes in 2019-20, according to John Hogan in the 'Agricultural Commodities' report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and...
Comparison of Slice Characteristics and Sensory Characteristics of Bacon from Immunologically Castrated Barrows
Immunological castration was as effective as physical castration at eliminating boar taint in bacon, even when feeding distillers dried grains or when slaughtered at five or seven weeks after the second dose....
Emerging Threats Quarterly Report – Pig Diseases – October-December 2014
Among the significant developments reported in Great Britain were diseases associated with deficient home-mix diets, a continued upward trend in PRRS and the first diagnosis of oedema disease in East Anglia this decade. There is also an update on outbreaks...
Establishing Bedding Requirements During Transport for Finishing Pigs
A new study at Texas Tech University reveals that moderate levels of straw bedding minimise the mortality of pigs during transportation in cold weather, while less bedding was beneficial under mild and warm environmental conditions....
Efficacy of TOXY-NIL PLUS in Fattening Pigs Diets
Nutriad shows how TOXY-NIL®PLUS can bring substantial cost savings in mycotoxin-contaminated diets due to higher final weight of pigs and improved feed conversion rate....
Alleviating PED with ADIMIX Precision
Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED), caused by a coronavirus, has been affecting pig production worldwide but butyrate may be a very valuable tool in the fight against the dramatic effects of PED on the infected pig, says Nutriad....
 
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