The role of feed in sustainable pork production: How feeding programs affect environmental impacts of pork production – Part 1

This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.

This and next week’s science pages are brought us by researchers in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Animal Science: Zhaohui Yang, Pedro Urriola, Lee Johnston, and Gerald Shurson.

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Russian pig production grows – a podcast

Podcasts are a perfect way to get caught up with new swine information! We are presenting you the latest episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

Economic sanctions have sparked expansion of Russian pork production to the point where export to China is likely. The At the Meeting team learns about Russia’s swine industry with Brad Heron, director of pork operations for Cherkizovo, one of Russia’s leading protein production companies.

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Virulence associated factors, antimicrobial resistance, and in silico serotyping of Streptococcus suis

This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.

Researchers from the University of Guelph and the University of Montreal describe the distribution of serotypes of Streptococcus suis in this week’s science page. Thank you to researchers Aradanas, Poljak, Fittipaldi, Ricker, Farzan who worked on this study.

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Modeling between-farm transmission dynamics of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus: characterizing the dominant transmission routes

Read about PEDV dissemination modeling in today’s Science Page, presented by Jason A. Galvis, Cesar A. Corzo, Joaquín M. Prada, and Gustavo Machado.

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Best of Leman 2021: Mark Schwartz – Alternative production methods for effective management increased litter size

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.

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

This month we are sharing a talk about production methods for increased litter size by Mark Schwartz (Schwartz Farms).

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