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Pork Checkoff Research

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Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Improving pig performance and economic return by application of ultra-high doses of phytase in finishing pigs
Animal Science
The impact of pad cooling on barn environment, finishing pig performance and producer profitability
Use of evaporative cooling pads are common on sow farms in the Southeastern U.S., yet their potential use on grow-finish facilities to alleviate seasonality in growth performance has yet to be characterized.
Animal Science
Practical evaluation of linoleic acid and antioxidant supplementation for lactating sows housed under high ambient temperatures
High producing sows are under catabolic (resulting in tissue loss) and oxidative stress during lactation and this will impair sow reproductive performance. Moreover, reduced feed intake during...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Applying Enzyme Technology to Optimize the Utilization of Fibrous Feed Ingredients in Swine Diets – Applied Feeding Studies
The long-term goal of this project was to improve the utilization of fibrous ingredients in swine through the strategic application of enzymes. We hypothesized that supplementation of enzymes to...
Pork Quality
Developing equations for rapid and accurate prediction of carcass fat quality
The concepts of least cost diet formulation, feeding of alternative feed ingredients and production throughput have become common practice in the swine industry. The inclusion of alternative...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Effects of Preweaning factors on Sow Lifetime Productivity
     The objective of the study was to associate preweaning factors in gilt multiplication with the subsequent...
Public Health - Salmonella
Evaluate the dissemination of Salmonella in the environment following land application of swine manure
There is tremendous pressure on the US pork industry to ban the prophylactic and growth promotion use of antimicrobials in feed due to the generation of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacterial...
Animal Science
Sow performance in response to dietary betaine fed in lactation and weaning-to-35 d post-insemination during moderate heat stress
Heat stress has serious negative consequences for the swine industry by reducing feed intake and reproductive performance of sows. Based on commercial observations, heat stress during the summer...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Applying Enzyme Technology to Optimize the Utilization of Fibrous Feed Ingredients in Swine Diets – Nutrient Digestibility
The increasing industrial demand for feed grains, partly for biofuel production, has raised the price forecast for feed grains. Co-products are a short-term solution for commercial swine production...
Environment - Air
Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Swine Facilities via Adsorption: Technical and Economic Evaluation
There is a significant interest in mitigating odors from swine operations. Considering the layout of a typical swine barn, a simple, inexpensive, and effective technology is needed. Biochar is one...
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