Breeding

New Jersey senator stalls in attempt to override veto

While a New Jersey state senator with strong ties to HSUS gave it his best effort, he didn’t have the votes needed for to override Governor Christie’s veto of the bill to ban maternity pens in the state – this time. FULL STORY »

Potential exists for corn ear molds this year

Weather extremes can create mold problems. Growers are encouraged to harvest infected fields early, plus closely monitor drying and storing. FULL STORY »

Genus acquires Génétiporc

Genus plc has acquired Génétiporc, the swine genetic business of Aliments Breton Foods Group. The purchase represents strategic growth and development of Genus. FULL STORY »

FLEXcombo 250 doses HSB swine vaccine introduced

The new vaccine is FLEXcombo 250 doses HSB swine vaccine. The Circovirus and M. hyo vaccine package features a larger M. hyo bottle for easier mixing. FULL STORY »

Abell joins Danbred North America genetics team

Caitlyn Abell has joined Danbred North America as a research geneticist. She completed her doctorate with co-majors in animal breeding and genetics and statistics from Iowa State University. FULL STORY »

AASV Board amends sow housing position statement

At the request of the leadership of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), the Pig Welfare Committee reviewed the association’s position on pregnant sow housing approved in July 2002 and adopted a revised statement. FULL STORY »

Consistent sow feeding promotes consistent pig production

Sow rations should be formulated and body condition scoring protocols implemented, so body condition scores (BCS) remain steady through the production cycle, says Mike Hemann, swine nutritionist for Purina Animal Nutrition. FULL STORY »

SowBridge educational series starts Nov. 7

The information you receive through the SowBridge program will improve your understanding and increase productivity in breeding herds and farrowing systems. Participants will gain valuable information to improve their operation through direct access to professionals. FULL STORY »

Livestock producers may see lowered fertility in herds this fall

As if drought damage to pastures and high hay and feed prices aren’t enough, livestock producers may see reduced fertility in their breeding herds this fall. FULL STORY »

Management of parity groups promotes herd profitability

Second-parity sows are prone to what’s often referred to as a “sophomore slump”. Proper nutrition strategies help prevent this potential slump in future production and keep young sows in the herd longer. FULL STORY »

PRRS vaccine now available in 100-dose vial

Swine veterinarians and producers can use fewer bottles of Ingelvac PRRS MLV to vaccinate their pigs and breeding herds against porcine reproductive and respiratory (PRRS) virus with the availability of a new 100-dose vial. FULL STORY »

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