Piglets at 3- and 4-weeks old, have a bad spatial memory: when familiar toys were in a different spot, the piglets played with them as if they were new. The test will be used for dietary and nutritional research.
Researchers at Kansas State University have completed a large trial determine the feeding options that are best for pig producer’s profitability. The research is being presented as part of the 2017 K-State Swine Day.
The breakeven on weaner pigs went up to $67.44 last week, a change from the previous week of $11.85. The breakeven is the estimated maximum you could pay for a weaner pig and break even when selling the finished hog.
This market update is a PorkNetwork weekly column reporting trends in weaner pig prices and swine facility availability.<p></p> All information contained in this update is for the week ended October 7, 2016.