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Author: Shannon White

Swine Innovation. What Does It Mean for Producers?

Swine Innovation Porc is designed to facilitate research, commercialization initiatives and technology transfer. The goal is to ensure measurable results and adoption of results in the Canadian pork industry. The Banff Pork Seminar provided results that may cut feeding costs by $8/pig marketed. There are...

Developing Strategies for Water Conservation for Producers

Water use can increase the overall production cost of swine operations through wastage and increase in manure slurry volume. Using water more efficiently can be beneficial both economically and environmentally. Water wastage was reduced by 60% when a trough with side panel and constant water...

Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Modulate the Immune Response of Pigs?

The most stressful time in a piglet’s life is weaning. The numerous amounts of stressors present contribute to the post-weaning growth lag which can lead to anorexia and immune reactions. Nutritional strategies may help improve performance when weaning, using techniques such as novel ingredients, highly...

Loading Facilities for Market Hogs: Saskatchewan’s Top 10

Loading facilities can result in longer loading times, increased incidence of rough handling and prod use if poorly designed. Stress associated with this can affect meat quality, carcass and also increase the amount of downer pigs and losses. Ten Saskatchewan barns were observed to see...

Porcine Circoviral Disease – From Inception to Successful Control

Porcine Circovirus Diseases (PCVD) were first described in the 1990's in Canada as Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome which affected grower and nursery pigs by respiratory disease, wasting, enlarged lymph nodes, pallor, enteritis and jaundice. It is caused by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) which has...