The Prairie Swine Centre, based near Saskatoon, Canada, has published its 2011 annual research report, providing insight into a wide range of industry challenges and opportunities.
The 2011 Annual Research Report attends to the needs of the commercial pork value chain by providing it with new information that help reduce the cost of production, improves product quality, speaks to worker health and safety, lowers emissions and environmental impact, and addresses practical behaviour and welfare questions – the 2011 edition of the Annual Research Report provides insight into a wide range of industry challenges and opportunities.
At 50 pages, this edition includes 14 scientific articles, plus updates on activity in the Prairie Swine Centre’s pig production unit and technology transfer activities for the calendar year 2011.
Some of the highlights from this year’s edition include:
• Alternative water management practices review
• Creep feed and weaning and nursery exit weights
• Prod use at marketing and loading times,
• Application rates of manure and optimal crop yield.
Prairie Swine Centre located near Saskatoon, is a non-profit research corporation affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and is recognized globally for its contributions to practical, applied science in pork production in the disciplines of nutrition, engineering and applied animal behaviour.