Pig performance an carcass quality are not affected by the source of starch used in growing diets.
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Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4-6, 2014, Des Monies, IA, USA.
Fertility problems with variable reproductive performances were detected. Also, ear and tail necroses appear in nurseries, and continuous diarrhoea cases and rectal prolapses in the fattenings.
The survival of A. pleuropneumoniae was investigated under controlled laboratory conditions.
The importance of boar taint in meat quality...
The goals of this study were to characterize influenza infections in Minnesota pigs and assess biosecurity measures used by swine workers.
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The aim of the present study was to determine risk factors for lameness development within the first days of group-housing, with a focus on housing conditions, management and post-mixing aggression in sows.
Question of the week 22-Jul-2014
We hear a lot of talk about optimizing profitability in grow-finish through reducing standard deviation of marketed weights and aiming that tighter weight group at the profit optimal average weight at the time of marketing. It’s a bit like playing darts, you want the darts to be in tight group but it is also necessary to be near the bull’s eye on the target.
Ad libitum feeding during the peripartal period limits excessive loss of body reserves improving litter growth and weaning weight.
Let us see the case of a farm with 5 non-productive days more than the average of the farms with the same profile. Where are these days lost?
We need to know, at all moments, which amount of feed are the sows eating, so we will weigh the feed at least once per week.
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