Pig Industry Technical Articles
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
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...
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...
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...