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
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...
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: 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...
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...
ALLTECH CD 2002: Mineral metabolism and boar fertility:
observations from Latin America to Europe
1Animal Science Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA,
2Alltech France, Goussainville,...