Paul Walker Thompson
Teacher/ Former Hog Farm Worker
I have worked with animals in the past , for about 17 years. I have an Undergraduate Degree from Texas A+M University in Animal Science Production. I also have a Masters Degree in Agricultural Development, also from TAMU. Presently I am an on-line student with Iowa State...
Teacher/ Former Hog Farm Worker
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Discussion created on July 29, 2017
Disease Prevention Through Biosecurity” By: Paul Walker Thompson March 13, 2016 Biosecurity is a big buzz word these days in the Hog Industry, and is of huge importance to the well-being of each farm. There are two aspects to Biosecurity that help us prevent or reduce the effects of disease, (A) External Biosecurity, and (B) Internal Biosecurity. Let’s take a quick look at each of ...
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Participation in Forum on September 4, 2016
Dear All I have extended experience with Synchronize Farrowing and we had great Piglet Birth Weight Variability. The advantage gained was Attended Farrowing, especially from ten to three o'clock during the day, The ability to flow All-In/All-Out. Paul Walker Thompson
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Participation in Forum on September 4, 2016
Dear All I have a hard time understanding how people are saying that the Sire has little to do with Birth Weights as the Boar offers have of the Genetic material of each and every pig. To select Low Birth Weight/ High Weaning Weights the Cattle Industry worked primarily with the Sire Side of the Equation! Please let me know where this thinking is going wrong! Paul Walker Thompson
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Discussion created on September 4, 2016
Dear All, Our Denomination states that there is between three and four MILLION ORPHANS in the streets of Cairo Eqypt alone! I am thinking of starting a NON-PROFIT corporation to help feed orphans! What do you think of my idea? I desperately need your feed-back and advice! Paul Walker Thompson
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Discussion created on September 4, 2016
I just read an important article on Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex over Chanhee Chae's work. He is from South Korea and had two great points: (1) If you have both Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome and Porcine Corona Virus-2, you will need to vaccinate for Porcine Corona Virus-2!(1) (2) If you have Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae and Porcine Corona Virus-2, then you will want to v ...
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Discussion created on August 13, 2016
“Tail-Biters” By: Paul Walker Thompson August 13, 2016 Whenever we used to have Tail-biting going on in pen we would look for the “Tail-Biter”. Often times it was an under-sized pig in the pen. When you could see blood on the top of the snout of the “Tail-Biter” you knew you had the culprit. Sometimes you could actually catch the “Tail-Biter” in the act of biting a tail. Hopefully you ...
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Discussion created on July 8, 2016
“Swine Antibiotic Use” By: Paul Walker Thompson Date: 5/27/2016 Though it has been proven that most Human Antibiotic Resistance is due to Human Doctors, not Swine Production; Swine Antibiotic use will decline in the U.S. This is due to our government’s ruling banning Growth Promotants in Swine Feed, and the new requirements on methods of use for Preventative and Curative Antibiot ...
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Discussion created on June 29, 2016
“Variation In Market Hog Weights” By: Paul Walker Thompson Date: June 10, 2016 Upon reading an article on Efficiency in Hog Production, it dawned on me that getting most of your Market Hogs in a Group to be Uniform in weight is not very probable in the near future. I believe that until we get the Genetics that produce Uniform Piglet Birth Weights, we will never have the luxury of Uniform ...
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Discussion created on April 13, 2016
“Using Genetic Markers To Improve Selection” By: Paul Walker Thompson Date: April 13, 2016 Dr. Ken Stalder recently wrote an article in the “National Hog Farmer” describing how Gene Typing can be added to Phenotypic Traits to improve on Animal Selection in Pigs. As scientist can read Genotyping of 300 to 60,000 Gene Pairs, this can be combined with Measurable Physical Traits and Perf ...
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Discussion created on April 12, 2016
“Heat Check Boars” By: Paul Walker Thompson Date: January 11, 2016 I have just read a great article by Colin Johnson of Iowa State University where I learned some interesting things about “Heat Check Boars”. Let me share with you a few great points about “Heat Check Boars”. He states that Boar Exposure should start three days before you expect the sows to come i ...
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