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Article published the October 7, 2020:

Impact of environmental temperature on production traits in pigs

Seasonal variation in pig production has been implicated in variation in productive and reproductive performance through direct and indirect effects of temperature on physiological responses, including intestin...
Author/s :
Eduardo De Mercado De La PeñaJuanjo CiruelosWendy Rauw
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Article published the October 5, 2020:

A summary review of carcass cutability data comparing primal value of immunologically and physically castrated barrows

INTRODUCTION  For any technology to gain industry-wide adoption, it must provide value to all segments of the industry and have minimal associated risks. Immunological castration (Improvest, Zoetis Inc., ...
Author/s :
Anna DilgerSteve Pollmann
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Article published the September 11, 2020:

Gilt Training for Electronic Sow Feeding Systems in Gestation

Introduction The U.S. swine industry is facing a significant change in production practices regarding gestation sow housing. Many pork producers across the United States are shifting from housing gestating sow...
Author/s :
Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthLori ThomasMárcio GonçalvesMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the August 26, 2020:

Durability Issues and Corrosion of Structural Materials and Systems in Farm Environment

1. Introduction The scope of this review is limited to agricultural concrete and metallic structures exposed to a corrosive environment. The content of the review paper includes the following topics and subtop...
Author/s :
Chrysanthos Maraveas
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Article published the August 25, 2020:

Dietary Inclusion of Monosodium Glutamate in Gestating and Lactating Sows Modifies the Preference Thresholds and Sensory-Motivated Intake for Umami and Sweet Solutions in Post-Weaned Pigs

1. Introduction In the wild, weaning in pigs is a long and progressive process that occurs between the 9th and 22nd week of age, allowing piglets a gradual transition from milk to solid foods [1]. In addition,...
Author/s :
Carolina Valenzuela Cristian Lazcano HeviaEugeni RouraSergio Guzmán P.
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Article published the August 25, 2020:

Agricultural Ventilation Concepts for Livestock Keeping

A guide to choosing the right ventilation concept for your farm In this guide, you’ll read about the different ventilation concepts used in poultry and pig housing around the world. A ventilation conce...
Author/s :
Peter Markert
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Article published the August 11, 2020:

Are Larger Litters a Concern for Piglet Survival or An Effectively Manageable Trait?

1. Introduction As advances in genetics [1–3], reproductive management [4], and nutrition [5,6] continue to increase the number of piglets a sow can produce per litter [7,8], it is important to conside...
Author/s :
Sophia Ward
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Article published the August 10, 2020:

Practical Dietary Approaches to Increase Longissimus Intramuscular Fat Content and Their Influence on Glycolytic Potential and Pork Quality Characteristics

Introduction In the pork industry, the trend towards producing lean carcasses is still occurring, concurrently with a demand from certain specific markets for pork products with high intramuscular fat (IMF) in...
Author/s :
Alvaro Rojo GomezDr. José CuarónMichael Ellis
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Article published the August 10, 2020:

Evolution of NH3 Concentrations in Weaner Pig Buildings Based on Setpoint Temperature

1. Introduction Ammonia (NH3) release in livestock buildings originates from the nitrogen content in the urine and feces deposited in pits or on the building floor surfaces with or without bedding material [...
Author/s :
Manuel Ramiro Rodriguezroberto besteiro
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Article published the August 10, 2020:

Sows-Gilts Stocking Rates and Their Environmental Impact in Rotationally Managed Bermudagrass Paddocks

1. Introduction Meat consumers have shown an increasing interest in purchasing products from more sustainable production systems that are considered more respectful of the environment and of animal welfare [1,...
Author/s :
Silvana Pietrosemoli
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