Pig Industry Technical Articles

Management

Article published the March 1, 2010:

Manure Management, Odor and Disease Control

Livestock producers are going through much criticism for creating pollution and diseases problems. In the meantime farmers are having production problems, such as costly manure removal, energy consumption, medi...
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Aron Itkin
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Article published the March 16, 2009:

Fiber Content of Diet Affects Perceived Odor of Swine Manure

Ammonia and volatile organic compounds are major contributors to air quality problems associated with swine production. Odorants result from the fermentative degradation of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in ...
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Article published the February 23, 2009:

Maximizing Water Utilization

Water conservation is a growing concern in intensive swine operations (ISOs) for both financial and environmental reasons. The water usage of a grower-finisher room in an ISO was measured using dry and wet/dry ...
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Article published the December 11, 2008:

Growing-Finishing Swine In Outdoor Lots

Feeding growing-finishing pigs in a low investment system is usually done in outdoor lots with little or no permanent vegetation. Growing-finishing swine, unlike breeding stock, make poor use of pasture; thus p...
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Article published the August 13, 2008:

Freezing Process Benefits Hog Manure Treatment

Snowfluent is a Canadian technology which atomizes wastewater effluent and sprays it into the air at cold temperatures. It has been found effective in treating municipal sewage and food processing wastes. To te...
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Article published the July 28, 2008:

Evaluation of Topical Antioxidants and Packaging Materials to Decrease the Incidence of Bone Discoloration in Pork Retail Cuts

Color characteristics were evaluated on 48 pork backbones. After 6 d postmortem, six 1- inch-thick sections of lumbar vertebrae were cut from each backbone. Lumbar vertebrae were treated with different concentr...
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Article published the July 22, 2008:

Measuring Emission Rates of Particulate Matter From Fan Ventilated Swine Barns

Methods for measuring concentrations and emission rates of particulate matter (PM) from mechanically ventilated livestock buildings were evaluated in a laboratory facility and in a swine-finishing barn. Concent...
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Article published the June 9, 2008:

Effect of Mixing Pigs or Maintaining Pen Integrity on the Response to Growing-Finishing Space Allocation

A cooperative study using 906 pigs was conducted to evaluate either mixing pigs or maintaining pen integrity during the move from nursery to finishing, and its effect on finishing space allowance. Treatments we...
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Article published the May 15, 2008:

Treating Swine Manure with Aluminum Chloride

Liquid aluminum chloride can be added to swine manure at most types of production facilities. This may occur in the pit inside the production facility or in a retention pond or lagoon. This may occur on a regul...
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Article published the May 12, 2008:

Aflatoxin: An Occasional Contaminant of Feed Grains

Aflatoxins are toxic by-products produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. The Aspergillus fungus can germinate and grow on feed grains at moisture levels of 15 % or greater in the p...
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