Swine Genetics and Reproduction News

News published on March 9, 2009:

Obtaining Optimal Reproductive Efficiency

To maintain optimal reproduction and throughput in a swine operation, a complete understanding of the operation and its productivity is required. Table 1 provides some key productivity indicators to use in maxi...
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North Carolina State University Swine News
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News published on February 25, 2009:

New piglets a ‘world-first’ in transgenic cloning field

Danish scientists have welcomed the first litter of pigs born to a transgenic clone used in the study of Alzheimer's disease When the first transgenic cloned pigs were born in August 2007, using a revolutionar...
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The Copenhagen Post Online
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News published on February 18, 2009:

Effect of Weaning Age on Sow Herd Performance

The average piglet weaning age in the United States declined from 28.8 days to 19.3 days between 1990 and 2000, according to USDA figures. Early weaning allowed the production of healthier, more uniform pigs an...
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NCSU Cooperative Extension Service Swine News
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News published on February 10, 2009:

New Distributor in Brazil for Absolute Swine Insemination Co.

Absolute Swine Insemination Co., LLC (ASIC), a worldwide leader in swine intra-uterine insemination (IUI) technology, introduces Ibersan do Brasil as its new Brazilian distribution channel for the ASIC product ...
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Absolute Swine Insemination Co.
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News published on January 6, 2009:

Is There an Optimum Weight After Farrowing for Gilts?

A key recommendation from the gilt development strategy for the University of Alberta's Swine Research and Technology Centre was to breed gilts at 135 to 150 kg (298 to 331 lb) to reach at least 175 kg (386 lb)...
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Govt. of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
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News published on November 28, 2008:

A Tool To Help Determine The Optimum Length Of Time For A Boar To Be In Stud

What is the optimum length of time a boar should be in stud? The answer to this question depends on who is being asked the question. There are typically two conflicting perspectives: that of the boar stud and t...
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NCSU Cooperative Extension Service Swine News
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News published on November 25, 2008:

Embryogene Network Uses Hypor Herd

Hypor is pleased to announce its participation in the NSERC EmbryoGENE Research Network, whose goal is to develop diagnostic tools for evaluating embryonic development in pigs and cattle. The Network is funded ...
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Hypor
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News published on November 19, 2008:

New Opportunities for Reproductive Management

In examining data from a large database (Pig Champ® and Pig Champ, Inc., 2007) Dr. Flowers concluded that females are most likely to leave the herd during entry to first service and weaning-to-service after the...
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OMAFRA Pork News & Views newsletter
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News published on November 5, 2008:

Controlling stillbirth losses: Global Problem

In general, as total litter size has increased, there has been a tendency for an increase in the percentage of piglets born dead. It is now quite common to see an average stillbirth rate of 1.0 piglets per litt...
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Hypor
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News published on October 17, 2008:

Analysis of the Absolute AMG Pipette trial

The Absolute AMG™ Pipette trial was designed to test the effectiveness of Absolute Swine Insemination Co.’s (ASIC) AMG™ insemination pipette against the use of the current USA standard; Primatech’s traditional ...
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Absolute Swine Insemination Co.
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