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Interpreting the Kill Statement: Reading Between the Lines

Posted in: Meat Quality, Pork Insight Articles by PSCI on June 14, 2017 | No Comments

This presentation outlines key performance indicators, classifying premium carcasses and grading tables.

Interpreting the Kill Statement – W Alford

Keeping new diseases out of your farm: The role of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network

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CSHIN is an industry operated surveillance network: The network has been
set up with producers at all levels of decision-making – they influence responses
and communications. Confidentiality is critical. It responds to diseases that
normally fall through the cracks, common endemic diseases that cost money but
are not the responsibility of any level of government (Brachyspira for instance).
The information from the network is there to help your veterinarian manage
diseases on your farm. The primary role of CSHIN is to help individual veterinarians to reduce the burden of disease (losses of animals and productivity and costs from management of disease) on their clients (the producers) individual farms, by preventing and managing swine diseases.

Keeping New Diseases Out of Your Farm-C Byra

Avoiding Disasters in Swine Nutrition

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This presentation focuses on feed formulation specifically discussing avoiding losses and the inclusion rates of specific ingredients.

Avoiding Disasters in Swine Nutrition – Dr_ M_ Ramirez

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus – Manitoba Pork Council

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This presentation outlines the transmission, pathogenesis and pathology of PEDv with useful pictures and advice for protecting against the disease.


2013 PEDv MPC HW version 11_15_2013

Alternative Housing Systems

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This presentation shows changes to the barn layout at Prairie Swine Center.

Alternative Housing Systems – B Andries

Group Housing of Sows: Getting it Right Sandra Edwards

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This presentation outlines several topics as they relate to factors important for sow welfare especially regarding housing systems challenges and solutions in managing feeding, aggression and breeding.

2013 Edwards-Sow Housing2013 Edwards-Sow Housing

Limiting Disease Through Genetic Selection

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Outline:
Host responses
Selection for disease resistance
• Natural selection
• Genomic selection
Current research
Application of swine genomics to improve swine health and welfare

SkSymp2013 (HARDIING Genomics Health)

Proudly Presenting Agriculture

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This presentation outlines the role of Farm Food & Care as a coalition  with a common goal of increasing public trust in farming.

Proudly Presenting Agriculture-Crystal Mackay-2013

Lewisville Group Housing

Posted in: Pork Insight Articles, Production by PSCI on June 13, 2017 | No Comments

This presentation outlines the group housing system used at Lewisville including PROS an CONS of straw group housing with ESF.

Lewisville – Group Sow Housing – Panel – Ted Ratte – Nov 2016

Trickle Feeding Loose Housing for Gestation Sows

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This presentation outlines the transition at Perkins farms from gestation stalls to loose housing and trickle feeding. This trickle feeding system was managed in a way that the sows eating the fastest would finish their feed at the same time as the slowest sows.

Perkins Farms Trickle Feeding Sow Loose Housing Sow System -T Kennelly

 
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