Claire Masker National Pork Board

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PIG How-To's

How To Administer MATRIX

Publish Date: 04/17/2012

MATRIX is an orally active progestin that is approved for use in synchronizing estrus in gilts. MATRIX is a product from Intervet and is available only through a veterinarian.1 MATRIX can assist pork producers in synchronizing estrus in their gilt pools to maximize efficiency.


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PIG How-To's

Biosecurity for Youth

Publish Date: 04/17/2012

Biosecurity is the set of preventative measures taken to reduce the risk of disease introduction or transmission. You are a part of the swine industry even if you only have one pig. Having biosecurity protocols in place for your project will help to make sure that not only your pigs stay healthy, but that the pigs in your area and the U.S. also stay healthy.


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Factsheets

Replacement Gilt and Boar Nutrient Recommendations and Feeding Management

Publish Date: 03/25/2010

The nutritional program for replacement gilts has a direct effect on sow lifetime productivity. How females are fed in development affects prolificacy and consistency of future reproductive cycles and can predispose them to feet and leg problems during later parities. Increased culling of breeding females due to problems with reproductive performance, health, or structural soundness can be very expensive. Purchasing premium-priced replacement gilts adds to the cost of production, while producing and raising gilts from within the herd takes considerable time, management, and an investment of resources.


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