Pig Industry Technical Articles

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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Introduction Optimised insemination strategies on pig farms aim at reducing the number of inseminations, without reducing reproductive performance. At the moment, one insemination with good quality s...
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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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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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The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za. We thank their kind support. Feed constitutes the major variable production cost (70%) a...
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We sincerelly thank the unconditional collaboration of the authors, and the kind disposition of the Mexican Association of Animal Nutrition (AMENA), and the Latin American College of Animal Nutritio...
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We sincerelly thank the unconditional collaboration of the authors, and the kind disposition of the Mexican Association of Animal Nutrition (AMENA), and the Latin American College of Animal Nutritio...
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Pasture poultry is an intensive method of raising a large number of chickens on a small piece of land. Under this system, birds are housed in mobile shelters with roofs and side walls but no floors; the...
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INTRODUCTION: THE KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR BREEDING HERD PERFORMANCE Pork producers are acutely aware of the importance of the breeding herd in overall profitability. Most producers invest in herd reco...
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INTRODUCTION: CHANGES IN MODERN TRACE MINERAL SUPPLEMENTATION Of the 93 naturally occurring elements, most mammalian species must procure approximately 50 from dietary sources in order to maintain a normal h...
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