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Exam 2 Fall 11 - AnS 225 Exam 2 November 4 2011 Name 1 Why...

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1 AnS 225 – Exam 2 November 4, 2011 Name ____________________________ 1. Why is it important for a breeding herd manager to monitor body condition of gestating females? What are possible consequences of sows that are either too fat or too thin at farrowing time? (10 points) 2. Contrast pens and individual stalls for sows in gestation. Include advantages and disadvantages of each and the factors you would consider in deciding which system is best for your farm. (8 points)
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2 3. Describe three odor mitigation strategies or techniques that could be used to reduce the odor produced by a swine finishing operation in Iowa. (10 points) 4. List and discuss three major factors that might influence or affect the feed efficiency of pigs in the finishing phase of production. (8 points)
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5. List three pork quality traits that were discussed in class and give a realistic numerical value for each for a high quality pork loin. (8 points) 6. You are planning to build a new finishing barn for your operation and are considering an indoor confinement barn or a hoop barn similar to the new one at the Swine Teaching Farm. List advantages and disadvantages of each type of barn and what factors would go into your decision regarding which barn to build. (10 points)
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course ANS 225 taught by Professor Baas during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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Exam 2 Fall 11 - AnS 225 Exam 2 November 4 2011 Name 1 Why...

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