Studying historical production records can provide clues as to the presence of mortality patterns, and what factors are associated with those patterns.
SowBridge is designed to improve the understanding and application of various tools and techniques involved in daily care of the breeding herd and piglets.
While on-farm access is limited, the U.S. pork industry is highly regulated and USDA conducts surveys on farms periodically and makes these findings available.
Atypical porcine pestivirus genome detected in newborn piglets.
Antibiotic alternative shows promise in commercial conditions.
Topics include African swine fever and Secure Pork Supply plans; tail, ear and flank biting; and in-barn impacts on meat quality.
The 2020 lineup includes seminars on recent nuisance cases, African swine fever response plans and the economic outlook for the coming year.