Pig Industry Technical Articles

Introduction Good quality air will provide a healthier environment for pigs and people. Improved health will mean improved profits and an easier production system to work with. There has been a...
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Introduction Composting is the aerobic (oxygen requiring) decomposition of manure or other organic materials in the thermophilic temperature range of 104 – 149° F (40 - 65° C). Nature provides an ...
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The earliest application of AI in pigs was a simple farm-based system. Semen was collected from a boar, the ejaculate divided into doses (with or without prior quality evaluation and extension) and immediat...
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The weaned pig output of a sow farm is dependent upon getting sufficient number of females bred, having high enough farrowing rates so that the target farrowings/week are achieved, and optimizing born-a...
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AI has been in use worldwide for almost 50 years. As it reaches maturity, the industry is demanding increased efficiency. Where will this come from? One of the fundamental weaknesses of any AI system is t...
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INTRODUCTION A proper gilt development program should be followed to maximise their genetic potential. For a good gilt development program, producers must be willing to accept that this phase of prod...
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The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za. We thank their kind support. Feed constitutes the major variable production cost (70%) a...
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We sincerelly thank the unconditional collaboration of the authors, and the kind disposition of the Mexican Association of Animal Nutrition (AMENA), and the Latin American College of Animal Nutritio...
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We sincerelly thank the unconditional collaboration of the authors, and the kind disposition of the Mexican Association of Animal Nutrition (AMENA), and the Latin American College of Animal Nutritio...
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Introduction Composting hog manure has not been considered a viable alternative manure management practice until recent years, and even now the practice is thought to be more labour intensive a...
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