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Author: Shannon White

PAMI Builds Tanker Truck for Research and Demonstration

A truck-based system with vacuum/pressure tank was developed to apply swine manure to research and demonstration plots throughout Saskatchewan. It can travel long distances, use a high or low disturbance injection to apply swine manure and be able to pump manure from swine directly from...

Behavioural Diversity in Groups of Juvenile Pigs

Individual differences in pig behaviour may be strategies of coping with a challenging environment. Pig performance varies and this may be related to individual behavioural characteristics. Three main factors were identified regarding personality. These included responses to social displacement activities, response to humans and moving...

Sequential Analysis of Belly Nosing of Early Weaned Pigs

Belly nosing has increased since implementing segregated early weaning in order to improve disease control and performance. To investigate how to decrease this behaviour, motivation behind belly nosing was monitored on pigs 7 days after weaning. Pigs who spend more time lying and eating participated...

Dietary Factors Influencing Water Consumption

Water is required in greater amounts than any nutrient and is necessary to biological functioning. Reducing water consumption and wastage will help reduce some environmental concerns such as pollution and groundwater stores and decrease costs of storing, spreading and hauling manure.  As feed intake increases,...

New Method to Determine Barley DE is Indicative of Performance

Current measurement of grain DE content prevents voluntary feed intake measurements and does not reflect practical conditions. Unrestricted access to nutrient-adequate diets is a proposed method to investigate the DE content of barley. This may be a new method to evaluate feedstuffs true nutritional value....

Micronized and Flaked Wheat in Nursery Diets

Micronization and flaking are processes that increase digestibility in young pigs. This is especially true when regarding early weaned pigs, as endogenous enzymatic secretion is not quite established so micronized grains should be beneficial. These processes lead to faster weight gain, heavier weights and improved...