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.
This week, Dr. Linhares’s team from Iowa State University is proposing a model to analyze wean-to-finish mortality based on whole-herd parameters such as farrowing rate, PRRS status or even management factors.
An automated model was developed to consolidate multiple data streams from weaning cohorts to their respective closeouts.
Sow farm productivity and health are highly associated with wean to finish mortality.
Sow farm-related data explained 74.1% of the variation observed on wean to finish mortality.
The fifth presentation we are sharing is from Dr. Jeremy Pittman from Smithfield’s, NC. In the context of increased sow mortality, Dr. Pittman spent a lot of time investigating the root causes of this change and he shares his experience in this talk.
To listen to this talk, please click on the picture below.