Pig Industry Technical Articles
The precise dispensing of live vaccines and other essential elements is a crucial
part of any successful grower operation - animal health and profitable business
operations working hand in hand.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...