Animal Science Department



Date of this Version

January 1998


Published in 1998 Nebraska Swine Report, compiled by Duane E. Reese, Associate Professor and 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. Published by Cooperative Extension Division, Agricultural Research Division, and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Efficacy of Once (1x) vs Twice (2x) Daily Physical or Fence-line Contact with Boars for Stimulating Earlier Puberty in Gilts
Follicular Development in Gilts Selected for High Ovulation Rate and Embryo Survival Vs Randomly Selected Control Line Gilts

The Effects of Genetic Line and Diet Regimen on Attainment of Puberty in Gilts
Effects of Gestation Housing System on Productivity of Three Genetic Lines of Sows
Responses to 14 Generations of Selection for Components of Litter Size

Activity of Four Antimicrobial Agents Against Porcine Serpulina Pilosicoli Isolates From the Midwestern United States

Protein Sources for Segregated Early Weaned (SEW) Pigs
Dietary Fiber in Sow Gestation Diets - An Economic Analysis
Plasma Urea Can Be Used to Identify the Protein Requirements of Group-penned Finishing (130 to 220 lb) Barrows and Gilts Fed Corn-soybean Diets
Responses of Barrows Consuming a Diet Formulated on an Ideal Protein Basis at Different Feeding Levels
The Effect of Protein Intake on Growth Performance, Plasma Urea Concentration, Liver Weight, and Arginase Activity of Finishing Barrows and Gilts

Pork Quality and Meats
Improvement of Pork Loin Tenderness Using the Hydrodyne Process
Properties and Applications of Pork Trim Obtained from an Advanced Meat Recovery System
Utilization of Raw Pork Skins in Reduced Fat Fresh Pork Sausage

Pen Space Allocations and Pelleting of Swine Diets
Building Loads and Failures
Ventilation Systems - Redundancy is Essential

Manure Management
Nutrient Balance in Nebraska Livestock Confinement Systems

Legal Aspects
The Pig Pro Decision, Networking, and Environmental Protection: The Public Policy Challenge

Explanation of the Statistics Used in This Report