Reproduction http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Reproductive technology adoption trends sought http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/reproductive-technology-adoption-trends-sought <div class="node-body article-body">A survey by Kara Stewart, a Purdue University animal science assistant professor, is designed to gain a better understanding of current reproductive technologies being used on commercial hog operations and identify the largest roadblocks to adopting new technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/reproductive-technology-adoption-trends-sought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/reproductive-technology-adoption-trends-sought#comments Business Food Animal Report Reproduction Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:55:00 +0000 53721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com John Mabry Retirement Reception at ISU Jan. 9 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/john-mabry-retirement-reception-isu-jan-9 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Mabry, Iowa State University (ISU) animal science professor and former director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center will be honored at an open house retirement reception on Jan. 9, 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/john-mabry-retirement-reception-isu-jan-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/john-mabry-retirement-reception-isu-jan-9#comments Business Food Animal Report Reproduction Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:35:00 +0000 53301 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hogs tell all; are you listening? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/hogs-tell-all-are-you-listening <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are three old sayings in the swine industry, “Hogs are Beautiful,” “Pigs are the Mortgage Lifter” and “Hogs Tell All”. We estimate that $50 million to $100 million is spent on keeping hog records each year. If Hogs Tell All, are you listening to what they are saying?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/hogs-tell-all-are-you-listening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/hogs-tell-all-are-you-listening#comments Business Reproduction Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:25:00 +0000 53281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com SowBridge and PorkBridge Program Registrations Now Open http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/sowbridge-and-porkbridge-program-registrations-now-open <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Registration is now open for the 2015 SowBridge and PorkBridge distance education programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/sowbridge-and-porkbridge-program-registrations-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/sowbridge-and-porkbridge-program-registrations-now-open#comments Business Food Animal Report Reproduction Sow Productivity Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:23:00 +0000 53251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Timing Impacts Fertility, Well-Being When Relocating Gilts from Group Pens to Stalls http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/timing-impacts-fertility-well-being-when-relocating-gilts-group-pens-stalls <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Managing gilts prior to breeding is important for ensuring fertility. High gilt replacement rates and reduced sow longevity continue to cause problems for breeding herds. Much of the research suggests that ensuring proper age, weight and maturity at breeding is critical for herd longevity and lifetime production. One of the common steps in gilt entry into modern production systems is the change in gilt housing from group pens to individual stalls for breeding. There is no available data to suggest whether there is an effect for the timing of relocation prior to breeding. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/timing-impacts-fertility-well-being-when-relocating-gilts-group-pens-stalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/timing-impacts-fertility-well-being-when-relocating-gilts-group-pens-stalls#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Sow Gestation Stalls Fri, 02 Jan 2015 20:40:00 +0000 53241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Does Gestation Length Affect Wean-to-First-Service Interval? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-gestation-length-affect-wean-first-service-interval <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, NE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To continue looking at the effect of gestation length on production numbers we will end the year looking to see if wean-to-first service interval is influenced by the previous gestation length of the sow. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-gestation-length-affect-wean-first-service-interval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-gestation-length-affect-wean-first-service-interval#comments Business Health Reproduction Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:56:00 +0000 52731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board. Fixing the Hole in the Bottom of the Bucket http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fixing-hole-bottom-bucket <div class="field-byline"> By Larry Coleman, DVM, Broken Bow, NE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arguably, with the exception of catastrophic disease outbreaks, the best opportunity we in the swine industry have to prevent piglet losses is the time between the start of birthing and weaning. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fixing-hole-bottom-bucket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fixing-hole-bottom-bucket#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Reproduction Sow Productivity Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:09:00 +0000 52641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Genetics Start of a Good Sow Herd http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/genetics-start-good-sow-herd <div class="node-body article-body">There are many factors that play into the productivity and health of your sow herd, but a lot of those other factors will mean little if you start with poor sow genetics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/genetics-start-good-sow-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/genetics-start-good-sow-herd#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Reproduction Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 52631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Total Born and Stillborn by Parity and Gestation Length http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/total-born-and-stillborn-parity-and-gestation-length <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, NE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As total born for the industry has improved the last few years and that average gestation length for some of the genetic companies has gone up with the total born being the higher for sows that gestate 112-114 days. If you are going to be doing any inducing of sows you need to know the range in gestation length as well as the average at your farm in order to know the best time to induce sows at your farm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/total-born-and-stillborn-parity-and-gestation-length" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/total-born-and-stillborn-parity-and-gestation-length#comments Business Reproduction Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:51:00 +0000 52101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 8th International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation Comes to Illinois in 2015 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/8th-international-conference-boar-semen-preservation-comes-illinois-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation will be held Aug. 9-12, 2015, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/8th-international-conference-boar-semen-preservation-comes-illinois-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/8th-international-conference-boar-semen-preservation-comes-illinois-2015#comments Food Animal Report Reproduction Sow Productivity Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:40:00 +0000 52041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com