Manitoba Swine Seminar celebrates 30 years
Western Hog Journal, Spring 2016 Edition
Story by Jennifer McFee, Photos by 100 Acre Woods Photography

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The Manitoba Swine Seminar marked a milestone in February when it celebrated 30 years since the annual event first launched. With a record-breaking 485 attendees, the 2016 seminar successfully achieved its goal of sharing ideas and information for efficient pork production.

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Feeding barley to starter pigs
Western Hog Journal, Spring 2016 Edition

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Wheat and barley are feed grains used as energy source in swine diets. Inclusion of high quality (HQ) barley grain in starter pig diets is limited in commercial feed formulation due to its greater fibre content and lower net energy (NE) value than wheat. Low quality (LQ) barley is also available, but its feed value for young pigs is unknown.

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Sow Feeding Strategies for Success
By: Gowans Feed Consulting Applied Nutrition Team

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Pig production has changed substantially in the last few decades with the modern hyper prolific sow today having the capability of producing large litter sizes and weaning very high numbers of pigs per litter, thus requiring sound nutrition and feeding strategies to support these high levels of production.

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Moving Toward Lower Phosphorous Levels in Swine Diets
By: Dr. Mario Ramirez, Dr. Malachy Young, and Clarence Froese of Gowans Feed Consulting

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The management of residual phosphorous (P) in manure and the rising price of inorganic phosphate are becoming major issues for swine producers in some regions. To optimize phosphorous utilization, it is crucial to improve our ability to accurately predict the amount that will be digested by the pig in a given diet as well as the amount that will be excreted.

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WHJ Article - Drumloche Research Barn: A solution for commercial-scale research projects
By Gowans Feed Consulting

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Introduction
A wealth of new knowledge for pork producers has been generated through research in various disciplines such as swine nutrition, management, genetics, and animal health.

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