Pig Survivability

The Pork Checkoff animal science research committee is focused on the issue of pig survivability. National Pork Board director of animal science Chris Hostetler is our guest in this edition of Pork Pod. Hostetler emphasizes the importance of the welfare, health, and productivity of the pigs.

Evaluating Transport Conditions on Weaned and Feeder Pig Performance

Weaned Pigs Require More Care in Transport Researcher: Dr. Jay Harmon, Iowa State University In this project, researchers reviewed data from more than 7,000 loads of weaned and feeder pigs, looking for possible mortality relationships and the long-term impact of transport stress on piglets and the environmental characteristics within the trailer. Researchers found that weaned […]