Scouts along the Western Leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour are ‘on the homestretch’ as they make their way to Rochester, Minnesota.
However, Southwest Iowa answered some one question for scouts on tour.
Iowa State University's Zoe Kiefer investigates pelvic organ prolapse in sows and identifies factors that may be contributing causes in hopes of developing a strategy to decrease prolapse incidence on sow farms.
Jules Pretty will discuss sustainable intensification of agriculture systems and how it offers synergistic opportunities for the co-production of agricultural outcomes, at the Agronomy and Crop Societies annual meeting.
U.S. swine production has seen gains in sow productivity, measured by piglets weaned per sow per litter farrowed. But it has accompanied by an increase in the number of total born piglets that are alive at weaning.
Sows were monitored throughout gestation—identifying nutrition requirements into how much energy in their diet went for maintenance, and growth of the sow, and how much was left for the developing litter.