Tag Archive: nutrition, productivity, sow
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Nutrition key to increasing sow productivityGreater focus on sow nutrition can help swine producers drastically improve productivity and longevity across their herd, according to one of Canada’s senior nutritionists.
Jun 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Reproductive performance linked to live-weight and back-fat gainsPaying closer attention to both sow live weight and back-fat depth could help farmers improve reproductive performance in breeding herds, scientists report.
Jun 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study piglet behavior to improve chances of early survivalEncouraging farm staff to study piglets’ movement after farrowing could help them better identify weak animals, take action and improve early survival odds, scientists say.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Clay-fortified feed could help optimize pig dietsNatural minerals found in clay could help optimize the quality of pig feed by helping to manage the effects of nutritional imbalances in the gut.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Nutrition key to reproductive performance of hyper-prolific sowsFinding ways to boost feed intake in hyper-prolific sows is key to ensuring they continue to meet their lifetime reproductive potential.
May 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Changing gut bacteria could boost herd productivityMaking use of unconventional feeds to alter the bacteria living in pig guts could make herds more productive and less likely to need antibiotics, scientists report. Rosie Nold, associate professor at...