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Effectively Assessing Technology

New technologies are constantly being introduced into barns due to promised benefits and enhanced profitability. However, these innovations can also introduce new challenges and costs, such as the impact of new technologies on worker health and safety. So how do you know if it will...

Precision Feeding for Gestating Sows

The objective of this project was to assess the impact of an individualized feeding strategy for pregnant sows whose dietary intakes vary depending on stage of gestation and the individual characteristics of the sow, on growth performances, productivity and feed costs. Use simulation to validate...

Use of Novel Technologies to Optimize Pig Performance

The overall project is assessing several novel technologies which can help producers to monitor health, welfare and feed efficiency while also offering tools to predict and enhance carcass value. There are also technologies for packers to better evaluate carcass and pork quality. This will allow...

The Interaction Between Pig Density and Dietary Energy on Performance

Dietary net energy and stocking density independently affect performance, feed utilization and profits in the finisher barn. The objective of this experiment was to assess the interactions of stocking density and dietary energy, and determine how these interactions affect net income. When stocking density was increased, the performance of finishing...

2019 PSC Producer Meeting Schedule

Prairie Swine Centre along with PIC Canada Ltd. and Zoetis will be hosting a series of producer meetings throughout western Canada this April.  More detail on the program will be available at a later date. Please mark you calendar for the location closest to you. Friday,...

Dietary ω-6 to ω-3 Ratio Impacts Nursery Pigs

Results from these experiments indicate that altering the omega(ω)-6 to ω-3 fatty acid (FA) ratio can improve nursery pig performance, and protein deposition, potentially by diverting nutrients away from an unnecessary inflammatory response. Additionally, we found no effects on piglet performance or health by altering the amount without changing the...

Can Bovine Colostrum Mitigate the Post-Weaning Growth Lag?

Bovine colostrum is a good source of nutrients and growth factors, and is very palatable. It was added to the creep feed of piglets in the farrowing room and to the phase one diets immediately post-weaning to determine if it would increase feed intake, and help reduce the impacts...

Are My Pigs Eating?

Recent trials conducted at the Prairie Swine Centre, Inc. have confirmed the importance of feed intake by the piglet immediately post-weaning and/or consumption of creep feed in the farrowing room. We have also demonstrated that more than half of the piglets may not consume either creep feed, or the...