Early pig growth

SwineCast 1054, The Squeal on Decision Making In Diet Formulation

SwineCast 1054 Show Notes:
  • Ani-Tek Group's Dr. Aaron Gaines, along with PIC's top nutrition specialists Wayne Cast and Dr. Uislei Orlando, have an in-depth conversation on decision making in diet formulations.

SwineCast 1051, The Squeal - Early Pig Care

SwineCast 1051 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of The Squeal, Matt Grimm with Cactus Family Farms, Dr. Fernando Gomez, PIC's wean to finish technical services specialist, and PIC's Joe Koenig share their early pig care experience.

SwineCast 1045, Moving the Needle on Piglet Survivability

SwineCast 1045 Show Notes:
  • From the 2018 Midwest Pork Conference, we learn about moving the needle on piglet survivability with Kurt Nagel, Director of Sow Production, Belstra Milling Company Inc. Kurt details several of the key factors on calculating piglet survivability and challenges producers by asking if they have the right tools.
  • One area, with respect to pre-weaning mortality, that can bring the biggest change is how to handle fall behind pigs. Kurt says they don't have the "right answer" but it is an area where Belstra Milling continues to focus.

Sara Bloomer - Troubleshooting Poor Litter Size in a Farrow-to-Wean Production System


Troubleshooting Poor Litter Size in a Farrow-to-Wean Production System - Sara Bloomer, from the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 16-19, 2017, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Carlos Vilalta - Novel Sampling Strategies for Piglets-from Testicles to Teats!


Novel Sampling Strategies for Piglets-from Testicles to Teats! - Dr. Carlos Vilalta, from the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 16-19, 2017, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Jeffrey Wiegert - Effects of Birth Weight and Colostrum Intake on Piglet Survival and Quality


Effects of Birth Weight and Colostrum Intake on Piglet Survival and Quality - Jeffrey Wiegert, from the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 16-19, 2017, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Connie Gebhart - Enteric Bacteria in Grow-Finisher - Update and Control


Enteric Bacteria in Grow-Finisher - Update and Control - Dr. Connie Gebhart, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, from the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 17-20, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

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Dr. Fabio Vannucci - Diagnostic Considerations in a Growth-Promoter Free Industry - Back to the Future


Diagnostic Considerations in a Growth-Promoter Free Industry - Back to the Future - Dr. Fabio Vannucci, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, from the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 17-20, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Taking Care Early On

Early Pig CareThis Little Piggy Time spent taking care of pigs early in their life will pay off. As Dr. David Baumert states, the first seven days of performance sets the stage for the next 23 weeks of grow/finish performance. In this presentation, Dr. Baumert highlights early pig care steps and some of the background reasons for their existence.

Two Peas in a Pod---They Ain't"

So we are talking about not adding to the fundamental problems which biological production systems deal out just because of their nature. Some of those problems include seasonality, the complexity of growth mechanisms as a key variance enhancer (compared to non-biological production—like automobile manufacture etc.) and the fixed periods of production which cannot be speeded up with an extra shift (like gestation). I’m contending that the next major movement forward in competitiveness is the producer’s ability to manage (certainly never eliminate!) variation more effectively. There is lots of money on that table.

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