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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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Optimum Strategies in Artificial Insemination, With Emphasis on the Timing Relative to Ovulation and the Role of the Boar

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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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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Focus On Feed Conversion

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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A Practical Look at Nutritional Attempts to Improve Pork Quality

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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Pastured Poultry

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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Sow reproductive performance – a snapshot of the present with a view to the future

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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Trace mineral proteinates in modern pig production: reducing mineral excretion without sacrificing performance

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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Mineral metabolism and boar fertility: observations from Latin America to Europe

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,...
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