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Research Targets Sow Mortality

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Building and livestock management | Animal Well-Being

There are many conditions from which sows can recover, but death isn't one of them. Apart from the psychological toll that sow losses place on workers, they can be deadly to your bottom line. Researchers understand this all too well, and are seeking to address the issue, along with other sow challenges, in the project "Optimizing sow productivity and management: Impact of grouping practices on sow reproductive performance and piglet development and identification of risk factors for sow mortality".
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

When Quality Counts, Count on Technology

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Meat Quality and Technical Services

As a marketing slogan, “quality is overrated” never caught on, and for good reason. To pork consumers and producers, quality is king. As science applies the latest technology to predict, measure and enhance pork quality, using everything from bruises to pig ears, industry is eying the results with interest.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Gut Check: Why the Microbiome Matters

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Health and biosecurity

Like humans, pigs are complex creatures. The more we understand our animals, the better we can support them, and healthier pigs mean healthier profits. Fair to say, then, that taking a few hours to hear three experts talk about the role of the microbiome (the genetic material of all the microbes - bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses - that live on and inside the body) in human and pig health is time well spent.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Microbiome Talk Offers Lots to Digest

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Health and biosecurity

One area that is gaining more attention these days is the gut microbiome (the genetic material of all the microbes - bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses - that live on and inside the body) and its implications for both human and pig health.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Handled with Care: Research Targets Pig Comfort

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Building and livestock management | Animal Well-Being

While economics are a limiting factor when it comes to pig housing, science is focused on balancing comfort and affordability. As part of that effort, researchers took a closer look at space allowance for nursery pigs and producer options for converting to group sow housing.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Phase Feeding Research Offers Food for Thought

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Feeding and animal nutrition

As feed costs eat up an ever greater portion of producer budgets, finding ways to reduce that expense can help trim losses and shift the ink color from red to black.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Science Eyes Success with High-Tech Imagery

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Meat Quality and Technical Services

There’s a lot of talk these days about enhancing the image of the pork industry in the public eye. From a science standpoint, however, it may be the use of cutting edge imagery that catches the eye of producers and plants seeking an advantage. While image might not be everything, high-tech imaging could be the next big thing for the pork industry in assessing meat and carcass quality and gathering valuable information on live animals.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Research on Soybean Meal Offers Food for Thought

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Feeding and animal nutrition

Is boosting income or cutting costs the key to success? In pork production, it’s like choosing between food and water for survival: they’re both kind of important. Since the revenue side depends on market forces that are largely beyond your control, trimming expenses is a focal point for science and industry.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

On the Road Again: Health Research Targets Transport

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Health and biosecurity

Whether travelling by air or clinging to the side of a trailer, pathogens get around, so science is working overtime to stop the intruders in their tracks.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Finisher Nutrition a Growth Industry

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Feeding and animal nutrition

As your pigs grow, so do your profits. Of course, nothing in the pork industry is that easy. Keeping your grower-finisher pigs well fed is critical to success, but high feed costs can quickly eat into your margins. So just as growing families try to stretch their dollars at the supermarket, research is helping producers make their feed dollars go farther with growing pigs.
2019  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More
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