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Nov 21, 2011
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Should a Nutrition Feeding Program for Older Weaned Pigs be Different than for Younger Weaned Pigs?

Getting the newly weaned pig started on feed as soon as possible is essential to optimize both nursery performance and subsequent growing finishing performance....More
Nov 21, 2011
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How to get More Small Pigs to Market

A real dilemma in today’s production world is that 5-10% of pigs delivered to a finisher never make it to an acceptable slaughter weight and are sold discounted, off the market....More
Nov 21, 2011
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Gel Feed Supplementation Enhances Performance & Increases Potential Economic Return

Pigs supplemented with gel ate 8.0% more feed and gained 5.3% faster during the overall nursery period (d 0-36) leading to 2.0 lb heavier pigs at the end of the nursery period....More
Nov 21, 2011
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Maintaining Performance during Vaccination Time

A recent study was conducted at Iowa State University to evaluate gel feed supplementation on pig performance during time of vaccination....More
Nov 21, 2011
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Gel Supplementation after Long Haul Transportation (> 7 Hours) Increases Pig Weaning Weights and Improves Survival during the Nursery and Wean-to-Finish Period

This article discusses how gel feed supplementation improves pig performance and the results of a commercial study conducted in Iowa to evaluate gel supplementation on starter performance and survival after long-haul transportation....More
Nov 21, 2011
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Pig Body Weight Variation. A Hidden Nemesis

Pig body weight variation doesn’t just happen in the finisher....More
Nov 21, 2011
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Immunity and Gastrointestinal Function at Weaning

During the first week of weaning, pigs have a reduced growth rate which is related in part to low and variable water and feed intake....More
Nov 21, 2011
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Creep Feed Results from 2010 IA field trial

The effect of creep feeding on nursery performance, in trials conducted at Longview, as well as a 3,000 sow farm in SD and their nurseries in IA....More
Nov 21, 2011
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Challenge: High Feed Cost; Solution: Pelleted Diets

Did you know pigs fed the UltraCare® program in pelleted form may have between 7.3 to 13.2% optimized feed conversion during Phase 2, 3, 4 and overall when compared to meal?...More
Nov. 18, 2011
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Nursery Pigs Resource Center

Getting heavier pigs out of the nursery Feeding UltraCare® Swine Electrolytes for 3 to 4 days resulted in heavier pigs out of the nursery. This trial demonstrated 1.69 lb heavier nursery end weights when compared to pigs receiving no electrolytes.
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