The greatest advantage to going to batch farrowing often comes in improved finisher performance, with lower death loss, better feed conversion and lower treatment costs.
Continual evaluation of the fallout management program should be a top priority to capitalize on a population of piglets that can add economic value if managed properly.
Rising stars are finding solutions to some of the pork industry’s most daunting challenges.
Every sow farm must include their semen provider when thinking about biosecurity.
Swine specialist’s nonfarm background looks like sign of things to come.
What do nonproductive days cost your farm? Can you afford to breed repeats and have 20% lower farrowing rate than your first service females?
The number of functional teats can be estimated prior to farrowing or quantified at farrowing.
Be consistent in the time you start heat checking each day. Even a few hours different from day to day can impact results.
There are 128 animal gene banks in the world, but the USDA collection is by far the largest.