The following publications cover topics related to Swine Extension. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Common Internal Parasites of Swine

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Parasites can greatly reduce swine performance. Visit our website to learn about the Common Internal Parasites of Swine.

Composting Dead Swine

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Teng Teeh Lim
Extension Agricultural Engineer, Food Systems and BioengineeringJoseph Zulovich

Management and Care of the Herd Boar

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Mark D. Newcomb, John W. Massey and John Rea
Department of Animal Sciences

Herd Health Programs for Swine Seedstock Production

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Roderick C. Tubbs
Swine veterinarian
Commercial Agriculture Program

This guide outlines good health practices for a seedstock swine herd. Preventive practices are emphasized. Specifics vary from herd to herd and are too individualized to address in this guide. Specifics should be worked out with the herd's veterinarian.

Heritability and Its Use in Animal Breeding

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Heritability has a large influence on livestock performance. Visit our website to learn about Heritability and Its Use in Animal Breeding.

Funding Incentives for Agroforestry in Missouri

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Find government and private funding programs to finance practices such as alley cropping, windbreaks, riparian buffers, silvopasture and forest farming.

Laboratory Analysis of Manure

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Learn methods for obtaining and interpreting laboratory analyses of manure to make efficient use of fertilizer nutrients in the manure in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Swine Manure Management Systems in Missouri

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Charles Fulhage and Donald Pfost
Agricultural Engineering Extension

Phosphorus Best Management Practices for Biosolids and Other Organic Residuals

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John A. Lory
Division of Plant Sciences
Commercial Agriculture Program

Generating Methane Gas From Manure

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Did you know that you can generate methane gas from manure? Visit our site to learn about Generating Methane Gas From Manure.

Nutrients and Water Quality for Lakes and Streams

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John Lory and Steve Cromley
Division of Plant Sciences

Artificial Insemination in Swine: Breeding the Female

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The use of artificial insemination in the U.S has skyrocketed. Visit our website to view our Artificial Insemination in Swine: Breeding the Female article.

Optimizing Fertilizer Value of Manure from Slurry Hog Finishing Operations

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See recommendations for applying manure on corn, soybeans or fescue. Learn how to maximize slurry manure’s value and assess its storage and application costs.

Swine Diet Manipulation to Minimize Environmental Impacts

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Marcia Carlson
State extension swine nutrition specialist

Heather Wilt
Graduate research assistant in animal sciences

Antibiotics and Other Additives for Swine: Food Safety Considerations

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Marcia S. Carlson and Thomas J. Fangman
Department of Animal Sciences

The term antibiotic means "against life" or "destructive to life." An antibiotic is a natural compound synthesized by a living organism that inhibits the growth of another living organism.

Measuring Manure Spreader Uniformity

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Charles D. Fulhage
Department of Agricultural Engineering

Care of Pigs From Farrowing to Weaning

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The most critical period in the life cycle of a pig is from birth to weaning. Visit our website to learn about the Care of Pigs From Farrowing to Weaning.

Swine Management Check Sheet

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John C. Rea and Ronald O. Bates
Department of Animal Sciences

This publication highlights some of the major swine management techniques producers should periodically check.

Dust, Odor and Gas Control in Swine Finishing Barns Through Oil Sprinkling

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Amy M. Schmidt
Extension Agricultural Engineer
Food Science and Engineering Unit
Commercial Agriculture Program

Albert J. Heber
Extension Agricultural Engineer
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department
Purdue University

Reduce Environmental Problems With Proper Land Application of Animal Manure

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Charles D. Fulhage
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Livestock or poultry production enterprises should have a comprehensive manure nutrient management plan to take advantage of the animal manure benefits. A plan is also important in reducing the risk of environmental problems when manure is used as a nutrient source for farm crops.

Calibration of Lagoon Irrigating Equipment

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Charles D. Fulhage and Donald L. Pfost
Department of Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural Phosphorus and Water Quality

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This guide demonstrates the complexities of reducing losses of phosphorus from agricultural land and the range of options available to help reach water quality goals.

Manure Management in Hoop Structures

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Charles Fulhage
Agricultural Engineering Extension

Hoop structures for raising swine offer an alternative to managing manure in the traditional liquid form. Some producers are willing to provide the increased labor and management required for a hoop structure so that manure can be handled as a solid. Advantages of handling manure as a solid include the following:

Managing Nitrogen to Protect Water Quality

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John Lory and Steve Cromley
Division of Plant Sciences

How is nitrogen lost from the soil?

Nitrogen is primarily lost by three pathways:

Odors From Livestock Operations: Causes and Possible Cures

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Donald L. Pfost, Charles D. Fulhage and John A. Hoehne
Department of Agricultural Engineering

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