Information and tools to assist in managing swine nutrition, feeding and delivery, including estimating water needs. Tips on raising small groups of pigs and part-time swine production.
By Elizabeth Hines, Gino Lorenzoni
Feed grains contaminated by mycotoxins hurt feed quality and are detrimental to production in poultry and swine. Some key mycotoxins can induce differential impacts on poultry and swine production performance.
By Elizabeth Hines, Michael Fournier
Beginners in personal meat production and homesteading may be interested in raising swine.
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This article explores effects of mycotoxins on animals, testing feeds for toxins, dealing with contaminated feeds, and limiting mycotoxin production.
By Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.
Find out how to estimate homeowner or farmer water needs and calculate how much water must be delivered from a private water supply to meet these needs.
By Lynn Kime, Robert E. Mikesell, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
While the trend in the swine industry continues towards larger farms, opportunities remain to make money by raising hogs in a part-time enterprise.