Gilt

SwineCast 1031, The Squeal - The Importance Of Gilt Selection

SwineCast 1031 Show Notes:
  • In this episode by PIC on the importance of gilt selection, Dr. Ken Stalder (Swine Genetics Specialist, Iowa State University), Malcolm Turley (PIC Gene Transfer Supply Account Manager), and Marlon Tafs (PIC Quality Assurance Manager), talk about how to best setup the gilt selection operating environment, employee training, and evaluation criteria.

Dr. Karine Takeuti - Detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in Replacement Gilts Based on Source and Flow


Detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in Replacement Gilts Based on Source and Flow - Dr. Karine Takeuti, from the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 16-19, 2017, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Wesley Lyons - The ABC’s of Gilt Entry: Acclimation, Biosecurity and Convalescence


The ABC’s of Gilt Entry: Acclimation, Biosecurity and Convalescence - Dr. Wesley Lyons, Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, from the 2016 Power Of The Past, Force Of The Future Customer Appreciation event, August 16, 2016, hosted by Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, Jasper Country Fairgrounds, IN, USA.

SwineCast 0899, Gilt Acclimatization Headlines Leman's Pijoan Symposium

SwineCast 0899 Show Notes:
  • University of Minnesota's Dr. Montse Torremorell joins us to overview the 2015 Pijoan Symposium which is a featured session prior to the Leman Swine Conference each year.  Good, practical research.  Pijoan should be on your list next year.

SwineCast 0898, Stable Gilts Improve Conception

SwineCast 0898 Show Notes:
  • A conversation with Dr. George Foxcroft looking at factors that impact gilt conception rates and how to best manage them.

Dr. Jeff Vallet - The Importance Of Nutrition During Gilt Development


The Importance Of Nutrition During Gilt Development - Dr. Jeff Vallet, from the 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 19-22, 2015, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

How Can You Build In A Replacement Gilt Program?


Managing gilts before breeding is an important process in swine operations.

While it is common for pork producers to select replacement gilts based on their phenotype (body type, feet and leg structure, number and placement of teats), less emphasis has been placed on reproductive selection.

The goal is to make your herd more productive. To help, it does require that good breeding records and other production costs are known to help make decisions on gilt breeding programs.

Of the gilts that are bred, the highest pigs/sow/year (lifetime average) is achieved by culling all of the non-cyclers at 30 days post entry (42.3, 40.8, 42.4 for Options 1, 2 and 3, respectively). When we increase the percentage of gilts that come into heat by 30 days post entry with PG 600 and still cull non-cyclers at 30 days, we achieve the highest economic returns on the gilts entered into the herd.

This National Hog Farmer article can provide some helpful guidance.

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