Pork industry changes will require protecting the core while investing in future capabilities.
No one says managing weaned pig startups is easy. A newly weaned pig has its share of challenges: maternal separation, transportation, commingling, transitioning diet, vaccination and environmental changes.
How much value is created between and within a given index? Justin Fix of The Maschhoffs says it's important for producers to understand if the extra they pay for genetics actually generates a return on the added cost.
Reproductive technology should earn its way on the pig farm via genetic improvement, says Amanda Minton, associate director of reproductive technology for The Maschhoffs.
Customizable barn technology is advancing farmers’ ability to track what’s taking place in their swine barns at all times.