Animal Science Department


Date of this Version

January 2005


University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension EC 05-219-A. The 2005 Nebraska Swine Report was compiled by Duane Reese,Extension Swine Specialist, Department of Animal Science. Prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching and Research programs.


Health: PRRSV Negative Herds: A Survival Analysis. Production Management: Shoulder Ulcers in Sows; Out-of-Feed Events in Grow-Finish Pigs: Causes and Consequences ; Teeth Clipping — Have You Tried to Quit? Nutrition: Research Proposal Summary: Effects of Nutrition During Gilt Development on Sow Lifetime; Productivity of Two Prolific Maternal Lines ; Effect of Increasing Dietary Crude Protein Concentration on Growth Performance and Serum Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I Concentration in Barrows and Gilts ; Development of a NCR-42 Vitamin-Trace Mineral Mix Genetics: Incidence and Inheritance of Splayleg in Nebraska Litter Size Selection Lines Business Management: How Big is “Big Enough” to Make a Living in Pork Production? Housing: Heating Systems for Wean-to-Finish Facilities Meats: Rapid Methods to Predict Lean Quality Attributes in Pork Does Insulin and Leucine Stimulate Muscle Protein Synthesis? Appendix: Explanation of Statistics Used in This Report