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Genome study shows pigs can help with research on human diabetes, dyslexia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and obesity.
The first complete sequence of the pig genome provides a genetic comparison of the domesticated pig and its wild cousins and offers clues to how the animal evolved, according to the cover story in...
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By Betsy Freese In the summer of 1994, I was covering the livestock beat for Successful Farming magazine and decided to assemble a ranking of the largest hog farmers in the U.S. While I was doing...
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Pigs raised in areas with very cold weather should be brought inside
Radio interview source: Steve Huntzicker, Extension Ag Agent, University of Wisconsin Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Some people house pigs in huts in the pasture when...
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Hot, dry summer weather can result in higher levels of mycotoxins in corn harvested. This can be dangerous for swine. Here are tips on dealing with the problem
Grain should be evaluated for mycotoxins prior to being used as feed.

 Once grain is contaminated with mycotoxins, there are no known methods of detoxifying it. Here are management strategies to...
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Living the Country Life and Successful Farming took guests from Japan and California on a farm tour this week. The visitors were amazed by the technology, loved talking to the farmers, and even...
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You can stop worrying about bacon. There are plenty of pigs in this country. Every fall I write a story called Pork Powerhouses, a ranking of the 25 largest pork producers in the U.S. The 2012...
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Instead of buying pigs to supply your family with pork, breed them
Interview source: Tim Safranski, Swine Breeding Specialist, University of Missouri                   Listen to the radio story mp3 Instead of...
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This is Caroline's last year in 4-H and last chance to show at the county fair. The one prize that has always eluded her is Grand Champion Pen of Three in the hog show. She has won champion and...
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Dead grass Good pig Pretty girl July 2012 in Iowa
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Pigs get hot and they aren't able to sweat. Keep an eye on your pigs for signs of heat stress, and keep them cool with shade, fans, and water.
Radio interview source: Dale Ricker, Extension Swine Specialist, Ohio State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Pigs don't have sweat glands, so...

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