Pig Industry Technical Articles

Management

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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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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Gilt development, management and parity control

INTRODUCTION A proper gilt development program should be followed to maximise their genetic potential. For a good gilt development program, producers must be willing to accept that this phase of prod...
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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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