Pig Industry Technical Articles

Management

Article published the October 18, 2010:

Understanding Feeders and Drinkers for Grow-Finish Pigs

Ad libitum feed and water access is the goal of most North American production facilities. Attention to the many details involved in feeder and drinker selection is the first step in attaining this goal. Number...
Author/s :
Dr. Mike Brumm
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2713 1
Article published the September 28, 2010:

Handling of Pigs Prior to Slaughter: Economical Impact of Good Practices

At all times prior to slaughter pigs may experience stress from a range of handling practices, such as fasting, loading and transport, mixing and interaction with humans. Preslaughter stress is both an animal w...
Author/s :
Faucitano, Luigi, Ph.D
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2018 0
Article published the September 13, 2010:

Management of High Prolificacy in French Herds: Can We Alleviate Side Effects on Piglet Survival?

Introduction In general the development of hyper prolific sows has been associated with a dramatic increase in perinatal mortality. Analysis of the performance of French sow herds (IFIP, 2007) indicates th...
Author/s :
Boulot Sylviane
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1735 1
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...
Author/s :
Aron Itkin
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1251 0
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 ...
Author/s :
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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 ...
Author/s :
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1005 0
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...
Author/s :
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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...
Author/s :
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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...
Author/s :
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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...
Author/s :
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