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Understanding gut health is paramount in designing quality post-weaning piglet diets. Feed intake level determines gut health. Gut immunity is a daily challenge
Liquid feeding is a radical solution to antibiotic usage as it improves both the health and performance of weaned pigs.
Pigs have been reared in confinement for millennia, but controlled environments and consideration of the ecologic needs of the pig are still new ideas.
A common problem in growing pigs, producers can make nutritional and management changes to reduce the incidence of gastric ulcers.
Apart from simple formulation adjustments, certain feed additives help alleviate the negative effects of heat stress on growth performance in pigs and poultry.
Stomach acidity in young pigs begins at moderate levels and remains relatively high until after weaning, whereas a lower post-weaning pH is required for maximal
Pig producers’ feed purchasing and handling operations will buy from local grain farmers.
Some US grain handlers dislike Smithfield Foods’ increasing purchase of animal feed grain directly from farmers and storage of that pig feed
China is no different than other pig-producing areas; it is affected by well-known diseases that reduce productivity and profitability.
The U.S. swine industry is entering a new frontier that has the potential to lower herd-health risks from incoming gilts.