Reproduction http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Effects of gestational heat stress linger for generations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/effects-gestational-heat-stress-linger-generations <div class="node-body article-body">Heat stress suffered while gilts are in gestation has long-lasting effects on the performance of the gilts themselves, but also the performance of their offspring, and even further down in the gilts’ lineage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/effects-gestational-heat-stress-linger-generations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/effects-gestational-heat-stress-linger-generations#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Reproduction Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:56:00 +0000 59841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Third of four in Pork Checkoff webinar series on Tuesday http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog producers have two more opportunities to take in the Pork Checkoff’s webinar series “Assessing and Understanding the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity” with Tuesday’s installment presented by Virginia Tech's Shelly Rhoads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday#comments Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:40:00 +0000 59731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Heat stress impact on subsequent growth and reproduction of offspring http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/heat-stress-impact-subsequent-growth-and-reproduction-offspring <div class="node-body article-body">All hog farms experience seasonal productivity lag and poorer reproductive performance during the hot days of summer. Heat stress can reduce feed intake, growth rate and reproductive performance. While swine herds of all sizes and stages of production are adversely affected by seasonal variation temperature, little tools are available to mitigate the impact. Therefore, the NPB has invested in research projects to lessen seasonal productivity lags.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/heat-stress-impact-subsequent-growth-and-reproduction-offspring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/heat-stress-impact-subsequent-growth-and-reproduction-offspring#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Reproduction Reproduction Sow Productivity Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:45:00 +0000 59651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Tanneau Take care to acclimate gilts http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/take-care-acclimate-gilts <div class="field-byline"> By Bill Minton, Four Star Veterinary Service LLC, Chickasaw, Ohio </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One area of animal management that is often overlooked is how to introduce replacement animals into the herd without disturbing the “status quo” of the existing population. Contrary to previous assumptions, gilt introduction plays a vital role in overall herd stability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/take-care-acclimate-gilts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/take-care-acclimate-gilts#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Reproduction Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:06:00 +0000 59601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Clarifying confusing pig calculations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/clarifying-confusing-pig-calculations <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calculating sow productivity can be confusing, based on the various formulas used by the different sow record programs. Swine Management Services explains how they reach the numbers in their database.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/clarifying-confusing-pig-calculations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/clarifying-confusing-pig-calculations#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Reproduction Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:42:00 +0000 59451 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Heat stress causes hog producers to sweat http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/heat-stress-causes-hog-producers-sweat <div class="node-body article-body">Sweltering heat of summer can have a large impact on the U.S. hog industry. Though the hogs themselves do not sweat, the producers will as heat stress makes a large economic dent in productivity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/heat-stress-causes-hog-producers-sweat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/heat-stress-causes-hog-producers-sweat#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Reproduction Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:29:00 +0000 59431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Deadline nears to submit scientific abstracts for Leman Swine Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/deadline-nears-submit-scientific-abstracts-leman-swine-conference <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Minnesota Veterinary Continuing Education </div> <div class="field-deck"> Registration is open for premier swine health conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">July 10 is the deadline to submit scientific abstracts for presentation at this year’s Allen D. Leman Swine Conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/deadline-nears-submit-scientific-abstracts-leman-swine-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/deadline-nears-submit-scientific-abstracts-leman-swine-conference#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:37:00 +0000 58491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Saving stillborns improves profits http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/saving-stillborns-improves-profits <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weaned pig prices are projected to be lower for an extended period of time, making it imperative to become more efficient in the farrowing room. The SMS team estimates the breakeven for all pigs drops an estimated $1.20 for each additional pig that is saved per sow per year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/saving-stillborns-improves-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/saving-stillborns-improves-profits#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Reproduction Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:07:00 +0000 58411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Succeed in tough times with eyes on costs and hog herd health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Veterinary experts provide goals and insights to boost profits in today’s market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cost of production and herd health should always be top-of-mind for hog producers, but more so as market prices turn south.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:53:00 +0000 58181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Investigating group sow housing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing <div class="node-body blog-body">Group sow housing is getting continued interest as consumers and retailers demand specifics practices of how their food is raised.</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/investigating-group-sow-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:55:00 +0000 57801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com