Evaluation of contributions to seasonal reproductive inefficiency

Seasonal reproductive inefficiency is globally observed within the swine industry. Even when photoperiod and temperature are controlled, reductions in pregnancies and subsequent farrowing rates are noted. The most obvious contributor to this phenomenon is the young female. In all likelihood,…

Designer Diets Decrease Aggression and Increase Welfare

The current practice of pregnant sow housing uses individual housing in stalls. However, producers are under a great deal of pressure to return sows to group housing due to various reasons. There are several advantages and disadvantages of individual and…