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The University of Minnesota Extension swine team works to bring University research to producers, processors, and consumers to improve the performance, health and welfare of pigs while enhancing economic, environmental and social sustainability of pork production.

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Time to register for PorkBridge and SowBridge programs

Registration is now open for both PorkBridge and SowBridge distance educational programs. Deadline to register is January 16, 2015. More

Effect of diet composition and particle size on nutrient excretion of finishing pigs and the propensity to cause manure pit foaming

Manure pit foaming on commercial swine farms has been a significant problem in recent years. More

Prices rise when problems arise

When livestock viruses (like the current Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) drive up the cost of meat, Extension helps producers understand how to mitigate problems. More

Feeding value and energy prediction of DDGS with variable oil content

The swine nutrition group at the University of Minnesota has been devoted to studying the feeding applications and nutritional value of DDGS for swine for more than 15 years. More

Ample feeder space benefits slow growing pigs in nursery phase

Feeder design and access represents the primary factor that can influence whether pigs consume enough of a nutritionally balanced diet to meet their nutrient needs. More

Volunteers needed to participate in animal manure exposure study

We are seeking the cooperation of people working in application of animal manure in Minnesota to get some information about possible workplace exposure to certain bacteria. More

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