International boar semen conference includes swine health discussions

Gary Althouse, DVM, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, spoke at the 7th International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation on Infectious diseases and AI: Protection strategies for worldwide semen trade. FULL STORY »

Pig lameness solutions could save $23 million annually

Understanding and solving lameness challenges in pigs could save pork producers as a whole $23 million a year. To assist in finding answers, USDA’s Agriculture Food Research Initiative presented a four-year, $700,000 grant to investigate the issue. FULL STORY »

Glycerin Confirmed As Feasible Feedstuff For Swine

An increased interest in biofuel production and a growing need to find cost-effective livestock feedstuff alternatives has led University of Illinois researchers to further evaluate the use of glycerin in swine diets.

Don’t Penny Pinch Your Way to Fewer Pigs

Facing record-high input costs, it’s tempting to focus on cutting expenses. But be wary of the unintended consequences, especially those that negatively affect the breeding herd. FULL STORY »

10 Steps to World-Class A.I. Status

Today, world-class reproduction targets are 30 pigs born per sow per year, a litter average of 14 pigs and a 96 percent survival rate. That means your operation has to be managed to near perfection to achieve those targets. Within that effort, successful artificial insemination strategies can be among the more crucial points to tackle. FULL STORY »

Insuring Genetic Diversity

There’s insurance to cover most everything these days, so it’s no surprise that there’s a policy to preserve genetic diversity in the U.S. ag sector. FULL STORY »

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