Best of Leman #5: J. Ross – Current efforts towards improving pig livability

This is our most popular series on the blog. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.

We can find all of the presentations selected from previous conferences on the blog here.

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Best of Leman 2019 #4: J. Hoek and V. Duttlinger – How to make pig farms an irresistible place to work?

Labor continues to be a challenge in the swine industry. In the fourth iteration of our Best of Leman 2019 series, Jon Hoek and Valerie Duttlinger share how we can make pig farms better work places and why this is a worthwhile investment.

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Best of Leman 2019 #3: Three systems views on PRRS decreasing incidence

A few days ago, we shared a report that PRRS incidence decreased in naive breed-to-wean farms. Interesting questions were brought forward by our readers so this month, we are sharing three practitioners’ experiences with PRRS in their systems: Dr. Tara Donova with the Hanor company, Dr. Jay Miller with The Maschhoffs, and Dr. Pete Thomas from Iowa Select Farms.

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Best of Leman 2019 #2: J. Nerem and J. Schwartz – Investigating silent estrus in gilts

Our second selection from the past Leman conference is actually two presentations from practitioners regarding silent estrus in gilts. Dr. Joel Nerem works in Pipestone Veterinary Services and Dr. Jake Schwartz is with Swine Vet Center. Both share their experience dealing with this issue.

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Best of Leman 2019 #1: D. Olsen – Batch farrowing in large farms

We are kicking off this series with a presentation from Dr. Daryl Olsen from AMVC regarding batch farrowing in large farms and the reasons why you may want to implement it. We hope you enjoy it!

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