As you probably know, the name pig333 web comes from the length of the sow's gestation, which is "3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days". This paper proposes the necessity to review the length of gestation on our farm.
These tests have several practical applications, as the detection of boars that are linked to the appearance of hernias or the susceptibility towards certain enteric diseases or even syndromes like the PFTS.
We should be cautious when setting the number of sperm per insemination dose, so the urge to reduce it does not make us use a number that is under the fertility threshold. Something that may be productive and/or profitable for a certain farm may not be so for another farm.
The procedure is simple, quick and well tolerated by the recipient sows.
The farrowing interval is one of the production parameters more commonly used as an indicator of the production efficiency of a farm.
Does the complexity and expense of genomics mean that it will only be available to the major global pig breeding companies in the future? If the price of genotyping continues to reduce, it may be possible for medium and smaller size breeding companies to share funding and identify desired genotypes.
This article suggests some solutions to the main problems encountered in pregnancies with group housing.
The two main factors that make that certain farms have not been successful adapting to the animal welfare regulations are design and handling/management.