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September 2014

Colpoys, J. D., C.E Abell, J. M. Young, A.F. Keating, N. K. Gabler, S. T. Millman, J. M. Siegford, A.K. Johnson. 2014. Effects of genetic selection for residual feed intake on behavioral reactivity of castrated male pigs to novel stimuli tests. App. Anim. Behav. Sci. 159: 34-40.

 

August 2014

Swine podcasts

Swine Feed Efficiency recorded presentations:

Effects of corn particle size and diet form on finishing pig growth performance and carcass characteristics

Effects of Corn Particle Size, Complete Diet Grinding, and Diet Form on 11 to 20 kg Nursery Pig Growth Performance and Caloric Efficiency

 

Appearances

Dr. John F. Patience - A Multidisciplinary, Multi-Site Study of Feed Efficiency in Swine: What Have We Learned? At Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference


 

Our long term goal is to increase nutrient utilization and feed efficiency in the pig, to strengthen the competitiveness of the pork industry and to reduce its demand on grains and proteins. We will use a truly multi-disciplinary approach in this project, including nutrition, physiology, microbiology, behavior, immunology, quantitative genetics, swine genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics and statistics. Through this grant, we will develop new knowledge and new tools to benefit our pork industries and agriculture in general.

 

 

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