Swine

Optimizing dietary electrolyte balance to improve sow performance

By Pieter van Wijck, Nutrition Partners Inc. Dietary electrolyte balance (dEB) manipulation has been used for over 20 years to enhance lactation and reproductive performance in dairy cattle. Dietary electrolyte balance also plays an important role in optimizing sow performance. Improvements in genetics has resulted in larger litters being born and in turn, [...]

Swine News Letter – June 2018

Optimizing dietary electrolyte balance to improve sow performance Submitted by Pieter Van Wijck Nutrition Partners, Airdrie, Alberta Office Dietary electrolyte balance (dEB) manipulation has been used for over 20 years to enhance lactation and reproductive performance in dairy cattle. Dietary electrolyte balance also plays a key role in optimizing sow performance. Improvements in genetics has [...]

Understanding the fine print in your Swine Operation

Submitted by Jan Geurts, Nutrition Partners Inc. Published: Canadian Hog Journal Vol 38 #5, Spring 2017, pp 36-43. Date of Issue May 2017 Hog producers are always looking to improve their farms bottom line by improving performance and reducing costs. To do that producers benchmark their technical/financial performance numbers. Simple benchmarking This can be done fairly [...]

Water Requirements for Pigs

Water Requirements for Pigs Water is the single nutrient that is required in the greatest quantity by swine and should be closely monitored. Pigs require water for most metabolic functions, to control body temperature, to transport food and waste products throughout the body, for the production of milk and for growth and [...]

Selecting Gilts for the Breeding Herd

Comprehensive gilt selection is critical to the long-term success and productivity of the sow herd. Poor gilt selection is almost impossible to overcome with later management actions in the breeding herd. What to Evaluate Feet and leg problems are the second largest reason for sows leaving the [...]

Feeding Space for Grow-Finish pigs

Feeding Space requirements for Grow-Finish pigs With live- and carcass weights increasing year over year the performance of pigs can become limited due to a shortage of feeder spaces. Carcass weights in the U.S are expected to be an average of 100.6kg dressed in 2025. With pigs becoming increasingly larger the size [...]