Pig Industry Technical Articles

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Article published the September 22, 2006:

Efficacy, use and application of microbial phytase in pig production: a review

In this paper the current status of knowledge on the impact of microbial phytases in pig production is reviewed. In most studies, exogenous phytases supplemented to diets for pigs are obtained from Aspergilli. ...
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Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Systems in Pig Barns

Introduction Good quality air will provide a healthier environment for pigs and people. Improved health will mean improved profits and an easier production system to work with. There has been a...
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Disinfection of Swine Barns

A number of important criteria must be considered when selecting an appropriate and effective disinfectant. Disinfectants should: Be free of strong and objectionable odors Not be corrosive ...
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Producing Quality Compost From Livestock Manure

Introduction Composting is the aerobic (oxygen requiring) decomposition of manure or other organic materials in the thermophilic temperature range of 104 – 149° F (40 - 65° C). Nature provides an ...
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On farm AI – the pitfalls -

The earliest application of AI in pigs was a simple farm-based system. Semen was collected from a boar, the ejaculate divided into doses (with or without prior quality evaluation and extension) and immediat...
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Using Records to Optimize Breeding Herd Productivity and Weaned Pig Cost

The weaned pig output of a sow farm is dependent upon getting sufficient number of females bred, having high enough farrowing rates so that the target farrowings/week are achieved, and optimizing born-a...
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Next Generation AI - New Developments to Maximize Efficiency

AI has been in use worldwide for almost 50 years. As it reaches maturity, the industry is demanding increased efficiency. Where will this come from? One of the fundamental weaknesses of any AI system is t...
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Protein sources for weaner piglets - soya, fishmeal or milk products

The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. Introduction Pig producers continuously strive...
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Tips and Benchmarks for Water Usage in Swine Production

Why is the VIDO Swine Technical Group concerned about accurate water use information? Inefficiency adds to cost Sustainable swine production will rely on efficient use of the natural reso...
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Composting Hog Manure – Is it Right for Your Farm?

Introduction Composting hog manure has not been considered a viable alternative manure management practice until recent years, and even now the practice is thought to be more labour intensive a...
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