Archive for March 2015

Supply management

Quality control in the breeding herd can benefit finishing herd productivity   There has been a marked improvement in sow productivity during the past five years, but have finishing herds matched these advances? Simon Guise, Rattlerow’s UK Sales Manager, offers some points to ponder…   BPEX results show the UK breeding herd is now averaging three more…

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AI innovation

French visit offers insight into latest technology and new options for delivery The invitation to explore the latest innovations in AI and visit one of Europe’s newest boar studs proved a valuable fact finding mission for Rattlerow’s AI and Genetic production manager Ian Gillies, and stud manager Alan Moore. Both of them recently visited AI…

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Replacement reappraisal

Reviewing herd replacement polices could benefit productivity To maximise output pig production business should aim to harness every available piece of genetic potential. And from a breeding herd perspective it’s important to maintain genetic improvement and progress the capability of the genotypes used. Ideally, commercial producers should be in a position to take advantage of the…

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