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Herd Health in Alternative Swine Systems
This herd health guide is a product of The Research Alliance for Farrowing: The Weak Link in Alternative Swine Systems. The need for the Research Alliance for Farrowing (RAF) project was first voiced by farmers participating in the Pork Niche Market Working Group (PNMWG), a diverse collection of marketing businesses, organizations, academics, and producers working to advance value-added opportunities. Those farmers identified the early life of their pigs as a stage whose health problems were cutting into their success and preventing additional farmers from adopting alternative systems.
RAF undertook intensive evaluation of a number of alternative swine systems. It also worked to develop discussion about alternative systems among veterinarians.
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Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LNC03-230, Research Alliance for Farrowing, the Weak Link in Alternative Swine Systems.
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