Lec 7 - 10 Tips for a Successful Nursery Program Pork...

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10 Tips for a Successful Nursery Program Pork Magazine, October 2001 - "Profit Tips" page 34 1.) Communicate the message. Do your employees understand the program? Is management communicating the proper message or are they communicating a message at all? 2.) Start out with healthy pigs. It is imperative to deal with health challenges immediately with proper diagnostics and an appropriate treatment plan. 3.) Perform proper room cleaning, disinfecting and drying within the facility. Pig performance increases in clean environments - "cleanliness is probably responsible for most of the growth performance benefits from all-in/all-out production." 4.) Set the facility up properly before the pigs arrive. In addition to sanitation, set ventilation controls to dry and warm the room, make sure all waterers are functioning and at the proper height; close the feed gate in all feeders before the first food is placed in them. 5.) Implement cost-effective diet formulation and high ingredient quality. Feed intake is critical for the pig to maintain proper body temperature adjustments. Ingredient quality also is critical. 6.) Maximize pig weaning weight and age. Restricting a sow's feed, protein or energy intake during lactation will reduce milk production, decrease the litter's weaning weight and impair subsequent reproductive performance. 7.) Assist pigs and teach feeding behavior. By 36 hours after placement, most pigs will have found water and started to exhibit feeding behavior. This is a critical time to identify pigs that lack such behavior or are becoming dehydrated. This may involve hand feeding pellets or using a
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course ANSC 443 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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