1. Abstract Two experiments were conducted in tropical Malaysia to study the effects of keeping pigs on deep litter without washing on growth, behavior, pen hygiene and pig health. In Experiment I, forty-eight growing pigs were allocated to three treatments with 16 pigs per treatment and 8 pigs per...
  2. 2004-01-20 Pigs and pig keeping in one form or another can be found almost anywhere in the world. Especially of course in country areas it is common for communities to have pigs rooting and roaming freely around the dwellings, to be brought in one day as household needs require. Pig keeping enterprises are...
  3. ABSTRACT Deep litter systems represent low cost alternatives to raise growing-finishing pigs, reducing slurry accumulation, although pig’s thermal comfort may be negatively affected by the heat produced inside the litter. This study compared environmental and performance parameters for...
  4. What started as a frustrating day for George Kahumoku, Jr., farm owner of Kealia Farms in South Kona, has turned into a technology that is gaining interest across the entire Pacific basin. In the extension profession, it is a joy to work with producers who we call the “early adopters”. These...
  5. ABSTRACT Producers and consumers perceive that group rearing of slaughter pigs in deep bedded hoop barns is more welfare-friendly for pigs and produces pork with more desirable eating quality compared to conventional systems. However, little research supports this perception. Our objectives in...
  6. Abstract,Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal SciencesJuly, 2017 Since the industrialization of swine production in the late 1900s, swine farms in the United States, as well as in Europe, have largely become consolidated. Pig farms became larger in size but fewer in number, with 91% of market...
  7. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bio: Dr. Elino Requidan Jr., also known as Doc Boyet, is a Veterinary Doctor who owns the Vaughn’s Eco Farm in Rosario, La Union. He graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Gregorio Araneta University Foundation, Manila in 2000. He is currently employed at Agri-Bio Phil. Inc and has...
  8. 2011-01-20 Smallholder pig rearing is becoming a resurgent interest area for both farmers and farmer advisers. With its helpful, practical and up-to-date advice on breeding, nutrition, housing and the management and economics of pig farming, this booklet provides you with all the information you need to...
  9. Creole Document - Guide to raising piglets