Pig Industry Technical Articles
Article published the September 22, 2006:
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. ...
Good quality air will provide a healthier environment for pigs and people. Improved
mean improved profits and an easier production system to work with.
There has been a...
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
Composting is the aerobic (oxygen requiring) decomposition of manure or other
materials in the thermophilic temperature range of 104 – 149° F (40
- 65° C). Nature provides an
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...
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...
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...
The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers
We thank their kind support.
Pig producers continuously strive...
Why is the VIDO Swine Technical Group concerned about accurate water
Inefficiency adds to cost Sustainable swine production will rely on efficient
the natural reso...
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...