Sow Feeding Management Technical Articles


Article published the March 4, 2021:

Watch now on demand: What the sow is telling us: Tips to improve sow production

WHAT OUR PRESENTERS DISCUSSED:   Dr. Steve Pollmann Benchmarking Sow mortality Seasonal effects on sow productivity Parity effects on farrowing rate & litter size Sow farm impact on wean-to-fi...
Author/s :
Joe Crenshaw
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Article published the March 2, 2021:

Generating an Equation to Predict Post-Farrow Maternal Weight in Multiple Parity Sows

Introduction A successful gestation feeding program is one that yields a large, vigorous litter of pigs and a healthy sow equipped with adequate mammary development and body nutrient stores to produce large qu...
Author/s :
Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthLori ThomasMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the December 17, 2020:

Effects of supplementing late-gestation sow diets with zinc on preweaning mortality of pigs under commercial rearing conditions

INTRODUCTION Sows in transition from gestation to lactation are in a period of dramatic physiological change due to high nutrient demands of rapidly growing fetuses in utero, parturition, and lactation. T...
Author/s :
Jerry ShursonJulia HolenLee J. JohnstonPedro Urriola
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Article published the September 11, 2020:

Gilt Training for Electronic Sow Feeding Systems in Gestation

Introduction The U.S. swine industry is facing a significant change in production practices regarding gestation sow housing. Many pork producers across the United States are shifting from housing gestating sow...
Author/s :
Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthLori ThomasMárcio GonçalvesMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the August 26, 2020:

Effects of Lysine on Performance of Lactating Primiparous Sows

Introduction Lysine is the first limiting amino acid in corn-soybean meal-based swine diets. In order to maximize efficiency in all stages of production, the requirement of Lys needs to be determined. In lacta...
Author/s :
Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthKiah GourleyMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the August 25, 2020:

Dietary Inclusion of Monosodium Glutamate in Gestating and Lactating Sows Modifies the Preference Thresholds and Sensory-Motivated Intake for Umami and Sweet Solutions in Post-Weaned Pigs

1. Introduction In the wild, weaning in pigs is a long and progressive process that occurs between the 9th and 22nd week of age, allowing piglets a gradual transition from milk to solid foods [1]. In addition,...
Author/s :
Carolina Valenzuela Cristian Lazcano HeviaEugeni RouraSergio Guzmán P.
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Article published the August 10, 2020:

Sows-Gilts Stocking Rates and Their Environmental Impact in Rotationally Managed Bermudagrass Paddocks

1. Introduction Meat consumers have shown an increasing interest in purchasing products from more sustainable production systems that are considered more respectful of the environment and of animal welfare [1,...
Author/s :
Silvana Pietrosemoli
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Article published the September 25, 2019:

Improving Preweaning Survival of Pigs

The loss of baby pigs before weaning is an enormous waste of resources. Recent data from 49 Kentucky farrow-to-finish swine farms indicate that an average of 80 percent of pigs born alive survive to weaning. Mo...
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Article published the February 26, 2019:

Dietary supplementation with yeast hydrolysate in pregnancy influences colostrum yield and gut microbiota of sows and piglets after birth

Introduction Yeast derivatives (YD) are widely used in animal nutrition as natural additives [1,2]. YD typically contains a complex of mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) and polysaccharides, glucomannoproteins, and...
Author/s :
Juhani VuorenmaaOlli PeltoniemiShah Hasan
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Article published the October 29, 2018:

Effect of floor cooling and dietary amino acids content on performance and behaviour of lactating primiparous sows during summer

Author/s :
D RenaudeauJean NobletJuarez Donzele
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