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Quality counts in pork production

While producers wonder what the plateau is for pigs/sow/year, experts suggest we take a step back and look at quality rather than quantity. FULL STORY »

Olson: Cleaning the farrowing room

It was hard work, but there was a sense of accomplishment when it was completed. FULL STORY »

Cold, wet weather may help spread PEDv

Frigid temperatures across a large swath of the United States this week followed by warmer conditions could aid the spread of a fatal pig disease now in 22 states, affecting hundreds of thousands of pigs. FULL STORY »

Give weak, newborn piglets a powerful energy boost

Brookside Agra introduces a new product to help get baby pigs off to a good start. FULL STORY »

Study shows new hope in fighting PEDv

In a new study provided to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, a group of authors look at a field-based strategy to enhance sow herd immunity to PEDv. FULL STORY »

Farrowing room production protocols can impact your bottom line

Can attended farrowings on your farm improve your number of pig born alive? FULL STORY »

New Jersey senator stalls in attempt to override veto

While a New Jersey state senator with strong ties to HSUS gave it his best effort, he didn’t have the votes needed for to override Governor Christie’s veto of the bill to ban maternity pens in the state – this time. FULL STORY »

Babcock Genetics releases piglet birth weight research

Babcock Genetics, Inc., a worldwide supplier of swine genetics, today released groundbreaking research showing the impact of individual piglet birth weight on profit margin. Individual piglet value was established by tracking mortality to the day it occurred. FULL STORY »

Potential exists for corn ear molds this year

Weather extremes can create mold problems. Growers are encouraged to harvest infected fields early, plus closely monitor drying and storing. FULL STORY »

FLEXcombo 250 doses HSB swine vaccine introduced

The new vaccine is FLEXcombo 250 doses HSB swine vaccine. The Circovirus and M. hyo vaccine package features a larger M. hyo bottle for easier mixing. FULL STORY »

Heavier-born pigs may result in greater long-term productivity

Sow nutrition and management can help producers meet birth weight benchmarks. FULL STORY »

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