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The purpose of this video is to discuss, describe and demonstrate methods for pregnancy detection in sows and gilts using ultrasonography. This video outlines pregtone and real-time ultrasonography to assist producers  More...

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Two Purdue researchers describe how heat stress affects swine and how swine react to that stress. Includes tables for 1) thermal comfort ranges for pigs at various ages, and 2) production measures impacted by heat stress  More...
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The objectives of this video are to: 1) describe and demonstrate the process of semen collection from boar, and 2) describe and demonstrate the various methods which can be employed to improve hygiene during the collecti  More...
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The completely revised third edition of this guide contains more than 300 pages of information for forage and livestock producers and the agricultural industries that serve them. We've updated selection information, n  More...

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This is a box of 25 copies of our popular in-field reference. The completely revised third edition of this guide contains more than 300 pages of information for forage and livestock producers and the agricultural industr  More...

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One of the first great biotechnologies in farm animals was artificial inseminatin (AI). Today AI has been widely adopted in the management of many farm species, especially dairy cattle and swine. Recently an interest in  More...
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Purdue experts discuss what small farms need to consider about meat processing.

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In this video, Dr. Kara Stewart demonstrates the proper technique for collecting a hair sample for 4-H Swine enrollment.

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The use of antimicrobials (substances that kill or inhibit microorganisms) in food animal production is one of the more controversial agricultural practices in the United States. The author of this 4-page PDF publication  More...
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Whether you are one of the nation's top hog producers or a part of the industry that supports this ever-changing part of American agriculture, the Pork Industry Handbook can be a key to your success. The two-  More...

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Whether you are one of the nation's top hog producers or a part of the industry that supports this ever-changing part of American agriculture, the Pork Industry Handbook can be a key to your success. The t  More...

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The swine industry is re-emphasizing the importance of efficiently developing a quality product. to fulfill this objective, market hogs will need to come from larger litters and convert feed into lean meat more efficien  More...
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This publication presents the key concepts of breeding value, heritability, and genetic correlation. This document is one of the more than 270 articles that are part of the Pork Industry handbook. The Pork Industry hand  More...
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Whether you are one of the nation's top hog producers or a part of the industry that supports this ever-changing part of American agriculture, the DVD version of the premier pork production reference handbook can be a  More...

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Mycotoxins in corn and other grains can reduce performance in both ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats) and non-ruminants (swine, poultry) and can have detrimental effects on both finishing animals and reproducing males and  More...
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There is growing concern over a possible link between MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and livestock production. This publication answers several of the most common questions surrounding this issue.  More...
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This 4-page publication explains the future opportunities for U.S. hog producers and the steps they will have to take in order to meet the Chinese market's increasing demand for pork.  More...
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Vertical coordination in the pork industry will continue to increase for many reasons. Some producers with stronger balance sheets will be looking for risk management strategies that generate a stable (although probably  More...
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This publication discusses risk-sharing negotiations, arbitration and how to negotiate long-term contracts.  More...
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Describes different species of flies present around swine facilities. What control measures a person can take, and what insecticides are recommended.  More...
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A 2-page publication explaining how DDGS in the diet affect the firmness of carcass fat in swine  More...
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This publication covers parturition—the process of giving birth—in livestock. It covers the anatomy of the reproductive tract, fertilization and pregnancy, as well as specifi information related to each speci  More...
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This publication discusses the complex hoof structure and the role that it plays in the overall health of an animal. A lame animal is not only in pain, but it is an extra expense that most producers cannot afford. This p  More...
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Discusses the importance of Estimated Breeding Values (EBV's) and Expected Progeny Differences (EPD's) in determining genetic merit of swine.  More...
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Estrus or "heat" is a period during the reproductive cycle when female animals become sexually receptive, signaling they are ready for mating. This publication provides information about the estrous cycles for various an  More...
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One way to improve performance in a herd is through selection of genetically superior animals, with the selection based on an estimate of the genetic merit of the animals. This publication includes the benefits of across  More...
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Animal identification is the basis for keeping accurate production records of the herd/flock. This publication provides information about numbering systems and identification methods such as ear tagging, freeze branding,  More...
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One goal for seedstock producers is to maximize genetic progress per year within their herds. This fact sheet ties together many concepts by providing recommendations for seedstock producers interested in setting up effe  More...
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Explains the primary concepts of genetic improvement in swine and discusses the effect of applying selection concepts.  More...
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Profitability of a pork production system relies on reducing the cost per unit of output that is achieved. There are opportunities to increase the profitability of the pork production system by genetic improvement of per  More...
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Discusses the following: genetic and phenotypic effects, measurement of inbreeding, measurement of relationship, inbreeding depression in swine, effect of inbreeding in a seedstock herd, uses of inbreeding, and recommend  More...
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A wean-to-finish building is an all-in-one nursery, grower, and finishing building for swine production. These buildings are one of the newest ways that swine producers have devised to remain competitive in a increasin  More...

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Provides information for performance records on a herd to estimate the genetic merit of a herd, allowing for a genetic improvement program.  More...
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One of the most important decisions breeders make is choosing which traits to improve in their herds. Breeds must decide among numerous traits of economic importance and determine whether to improve performance a small a  More...
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This slide show serves as an introduction for wean-to-finish technology. The slide show covers nutrition management, ventilation, health and equipment needed for wean-to-finish facilities.  More...
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Wean-to-finish technology combines the nursery and finishing stages of a hog production program. This slide show discusses the benefits and disadvantages, potential increase in performance, costs and equipment needed for  More...
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Discusses comparing techniques of animals for economically important traits to acquire accurate and complete performance records so that a high performance breed can be created.  More...
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Discusses how commercial herds can be improved by selection practices in seedstock populations, and outlines how such improvement affects the economic factors in swine production. Additional Notes: David McLaren from the  More...
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This publication concentrates on the timely application of manure nutrients to crops. It deals with the part of a Manure Management Plan that utilizes manure as fertilizer. A summary of manure handling options is inc  More...
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Outlines the basic steps of the Swine Testing and Genetic Evaluation System.  More...
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This one-page publication entitled, "Vomitoxin in Feed Wheat for Hogs" discusses vomitoxin and how it has caused the 1996 wheat crop to be diverted from human food to animal feed. Vomitoxin causes feed refusal and poo  More...
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This fact sheet is for training youth interested in swine selection practices. In order to increase pork production efficiency, we must use the most accurate inputs possible to make economically sound decisions. We make  More...
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Ultrasonic measurement is a viable method to estimate backfat thickness and loin muscle area in the live pig. The National Swine Improvement Federation has implemented programs to standardize ultrasonic measurement for t  More...
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Discusses the role of environmental factors in swine production, outlining the importance of accounting for these effects when trying to evaluate herd performance based on genetic components. Additional Notes: Authors: R  More...
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Explains how central boar text stations can currently be used for genetic improvement. Also describes current limitations of the test station system and how they can be overcome through implementation of breeding value e  More...
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In estimating the genetic merit of an animal, breeders are trying to determine the animal's value as a parent, its breeding value. As breeders have been able to incorporate increasing amounts of information to assess an  More...
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