SLP: The Next Step in Sow Productivity Measures

sow lifetime productivity

Sow lifetime productivity more fully represents total farm impact. Pigs per sow per year (PSY) has become the gold standard of sow productivity measures. But what does it really tell you? If a female pig weans 12 pigs in her first... (more...)

AgriNews Sought Out Farmweld

AgriNews Farmweld swine products

Machinery Of The Month: Farmweld Going hog wild over products for swine industry Martha Blum AgriNews Publications  ⋅  May 23, 2018 TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. — Farmweld specializes in products for the swine industry. “We offer a wide range of products... (more...)

Cost of Heat Stress Has a Long Reach

heat stress has long reach

Research shows negative effects of heat stress in gestation linger in growing pigs.   Regardless of the production stage, heat stress can cause negative outcomes for pigs. In growing pigs, the most likely impact is reduced feed intake and efficiency.... (more...)

Evaluating the Farrowing Room for Today, Tomorrow

evaluating the farrowing room

An industry panel shares perspectives on farrowing room needs Productivity advancements can present subtle changes. Sure, a producer monitors his records and sets goals for continuous improvement, but space in existing barns remains constant. If a producer... (more...)

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