Nebraska Swine Report 2011

The latest report from the University of Nebraska includes papers on nutrition (distillers dried grains with solubles and genetically modified soybean meal; genetics; health and the effect of parity on dam performance.
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  • Rodger Johnson: Patience and perseverance guided a career in swine genetics


  • Effect of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and energy restriction during development on growth and puberty of gilts
  • Effect of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ractopamine on swine growth and carcass value.
  • Effects of incorporation of a yeast-dried milk product in creep feeding and phase 1 nursery diets on growth performance and circulating immunolglobulin A of pigs.
  • Effects of soybean meal with genetically modified input traits DP-356043-5 fed to growing pigs
  • Effects of soybean meal with the genetically modified traits DP-356043-1 fed to growing pigs


  • Genome-wide association studies of sow lifetime performance


  • Variation in response to infection in experimental challenges with porcine circovirus 2b


  • The effect of dam parity on milk yield
  • Effect of dam parity on litter performance, passive immunity and faecal microbial populations (parity 1 versus 3)

Further Reading

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September 2012
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