Reproduction http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Blueprint: Genome-enabled selection improves pig production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-genome-enabled-selection-improves-pig-production <div class="field-byline"> By Ken Stalder, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science professor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Any improvement seen at the commercial hog level is a result in part of genome-enabled technology advancements made by genetic suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-genome-enabled-selection-improves-pig-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-genome-enabled-selection-improves-pig-production#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Reproduction Sow Management Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:06:00 +0000 66481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Improvement seen at the commercial level is, in part, a result of genome-enabled technology advancements made by genetic suppliers.</p> National Pork Board Blueprint: Improving sow lactation performance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-improving-sow-lactation-performance <div class="field-byline"> By Dinesh Thekkoot and Graham Plastow, University of Alberta; Bob Kemp and Nick Boddicker, Genesus Inc.; and Jack Dekkers and Max Rothschild, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Traits associated with lactation in sows have a sizable genetic component and potential for genetic improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-improving-sow-lactation-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-improving-sow-lactation-performance#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Reproduction Sow Productivity Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:25:00 +0000 66471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Litter size is one of the most important factors that drives milk production in the sow.</p> National Pork Board Do your draft homework to develop a strong pork team http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/do-your-draft-homework-develop-strong-pork-team <div class="node-body blog-body">Just as football teams assess their current strengths and weaknesses, pork producers should also evaluate where their team could use a high "draft pick."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/do-your-draft-homework-develop-strong-pork-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/do-your-draft-homework-develop-strong-pork-team#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:14:00 +0000 66421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PRRS-resistant gene editing shows promise to industry http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/prrs-resistant-gene-editing-shows-promise-industry <div class="field-byline"> By Randall S. Prather, University of Missouri, Division of Animal Sciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gene-edited pigs have been raised in a research setting and they appear perfectly healthy, grow at rates similar to pigs in production, and reproduce normally. While this sounds great, a number of things must happen before producers can expect to acquire similar animals on their farms. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/prrs-resistant-gene-editing-shows-promise-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/prrs-resistant-gene-editing-shows-promise-industry#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Blueprint PRRS Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:19:00 +0000 66191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Courtesy of the University of Missouri Blueprint: Identification of the serotype-specific proteins in African swine fever http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/blueprint-identification-serotype-specific-proteins-african-swine-fever <div class="field-byline"> By D.L. Rock and D.G. Diel, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois; A. Malogolovkin, G. Burmakina, N. Salnikov and D. Kolbasov, National Research Institute for Veterinary Virology and Microbiology, Russian Academy of Agriculture Science; E.R. Tulman and G. F. Kutish, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science and Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research, University of Connecticut; and G. Delhon, School of Veterinary Medicine &amp; Biomedical Sciences and Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln </div> <div class="node-body article-body">African swine fever is an emerging disease threat for the swine industry worldwide. No ASF vaccine is available, and progress is hindered by lack of knowledge concerning the extent of ASFV strain diversity and the viral antigens responsible for protection in the pig. Available data from vaccination/challenge experiments in pigs indicate ASF protective immunity may be hemadsorption inhibition serotype-specific.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/blueprint-identification-serotype-specific-proteins-african-swine-fever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/blueprint-identification-serotype-specific-proteins-african-swine-fever#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing Reproduction Health Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:29:00 +0000 65821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Blueprint: Breeding for resistance to infectious disease http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/blueprint-breeding-resistance-infectious-disease <div class="field-byline"> By Jack C.M. Dekkers, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selecting genetics to help the U.S. swine herd fight infectious diseases would provide a major financial boost to hog producers everywhere.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/blueprint-breeding-resistance-infectious-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/blueprint-breeding-resistance-infectious-disease#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Reproduction Resources Blueprint Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:17:00 +0000 65721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">A Feed Intake Recording Equipment System automates the measurement of an individual animal&rsquo;s daily feed intake and other pig performance characteristics of a growing animal.</span></p> Gilts are your future; invest in their daily care http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/gilts-are-your-future-invest-their-daily-care <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The one thing we have learned from all the research we have done is that gilt (Parity 1) performance dictates the future performance of your hog farm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/gilts-are-your-future-invest-their-daily-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/gilts-are-your-future-invest-their-daily-care#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Sow Productivity Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:16:00 +0000 65701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Clarity non-spermicidal A.I. lubricating jelly now available from Aurora http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/clarity-non-spermicidal-ai-lubricating-jelly-now-available-aurora <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/CLARITY%20AI%20Lube%20Jelly%20photo.jpg" style="width: 140px; height: 350px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" />Clarity Non-Spermicidal A.I. lubricating jelly is a preserved, isotonic, pH buffered, non-spermicidal, water-soluble lubricating jelly for catheter lubrication and all types of non-sterile medical procedures.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/clarity-non-spermicidal-ai-lubricating-jelly-now-available-aurora" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Reproduction Sun, 03 Apr 2016 21:07:55 +0000 65641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Understanding PEDV shedding, immune response aids in implementing gilt acclimation http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/understanding-pedv-shedding-immune-response-aids-implementing-gilt-acclimation <div class="field-byline"> By Jordan Bjustrom-Kraft, Luis Gimenez-Lirola, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Rodger Main, Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While PEDV can be eradicated out of individual breeding herds utilizing herd closure, feedback, improved sanitation and in some cases vaccine, the biggest question is how to deal with the incoming naïve gilts back into the herd.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/understanding-pedv-shedding-immune-response-aids-implementing-gilt-acclimation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/understanding-pedv-shedding-immune-response-aids-implementing-gilt-acclimation#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health Marketing Reproduction PEDV Mon, 28 Mar 2016 21:51:00 +0000 65551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Numbers lead to pork production success http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/numbers-lead-pork-production-success <div class="node-body blog-body">Numbers drive the U.S. hog industry — percent market share, packer capacity, pigs per sow per year, prewean mortality, average daily gain — so you want to be sure that your operation holds its own with strong numbers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/numbers-lead-pork-production-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/numbers-lead-pork-production-success#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:21:00 +0000 65451 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com