Sow mortality can be crippling to a production system, but the production effects of sow death loss can be multiplied as producers may be forced to keep animals that would normally be culled to enable them to hit production numbers.
There is some movement in the industry to weaning older pigs to see better performance in nursery and reduce feeding a lot of the expensive nursery diets. However, that reduces the turns of the farrowing crates increasing the facility cost per...
Frequently reported in diagnostic PCRs results, Ct values may require extra attention when interpreting results.
Researchers at North Carolina State University evaluated the impact of divergent genetic selection for age at puberty on piglet colostrum intake and piglet quality.
Progesterone concentration is an accurate gauge of ovarian activity in sows and gilts.