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...
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...
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...
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...
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...