Sow Feeding Management Technical Articles


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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Article published the August 8, 2018:

Dietary supplementation of late pregnancy diet with yeast derivatives can influence the colostrum yield, colostrum composition and gut performances of sow

INTRODUCTION Yeast derivatives (YD) are widely used in animal nutrition as natural additives. YD contain glucomannoproteins, betaglucans and nucleotides complex derived by acid hydrolysis of the cell wall of y...
Author/s :
Olli PeltoniemiShah Hasan
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Article published the June 21, 2018:

Nutritional and Metabolic Consequences of Feeding High-Fiber Diets to Swine: A Review

1. Introduction Conventional swine diets contain substantial amounts of cereal grains (e.g., corn and wheat) and protein supplements such as soybean meal to provide pigs with the energy and nutrients they requ...
Author/s :
Martin Nyachoti
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Article published the June 15, 2018:

Effects of Formi (potassium diformate) on body condition and performance in sows

Potassium diformate (KDF) is a specifically conjugated acid double-salt (HCOOH HCOOK), patented by ADDCON and traded as FORMI on the European and world-markets. Potassium diformate has been approved in the Euro...
Author/s :
Christian LückstädtDVM Stevan Petrovic
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