Resources for Swine

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On Farm Mortality Disposal Options for Livestock Producers
All livestock producers at some point are faced with decisions regarding how to dispose of livestock mortality from their farm. Each option has its own benefits and limitations based on accessibility, regulatory restrictions, expense, and biosecurity concerns. Livestock producers should also know that it is their responsibility to dispose of dead animals within 48 hours by one of the approved methods highlighted below. There are approved and preferred methods of animal mortality management according to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Farmers should choose the option that best suits their farm’s mortality disposal needs.
Jul 31, 2013 2909-1412 (ANR-77NP)
Virginia 4-H Market Hog Project Junior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-146P
Virginia 4-H Market Hog Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-147P
Addressing the Consequences of Predator Damage to Livestock and Poultry May 1, 2009 410-030
Composting for Mortality Disposal on Hog Farms May 1, 2009 414-020
Using Artificial Insemination in Swine Production: Detecting and Synchronizing Estrus and Using Proper Insemination Technique May 1, 2009 414-038
Hog Production Contracts: The Grower-Integrator Relationship May 1, 2009 414-039
Ammonia Emissions and Animal Agriculture May 1, 2009 442-110
Fencing Materials For Livestock Systems May 1, 2009 442-131
Nutrient Management for Small Farms Oct 8, 2010 442-305
Selecting a Treatment Technology for Manure Management
Animal manure has been used for centuries as a fertilizer and a soil builder because it contains nutrients and organic matter. However, as animal production shifts toward fewer but larger operations, the number of confined animals has increased in some geographical locations, resulting in more manure produced than can be assimilated by the available farmland where the animals are raised.
May 11, 2009 442-306
Selection and Location of Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage Nov 19, 2009 442-307
Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage: Management and Safety Nov 19, 2009 442-308
Manure Management and Environmental Stewardship Apr 1, 2010 442-309
Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal
This guide is intended to assist Virginia’s farmers in understanding their mortality disposal options during natural disasters and non-infectious disease events. Blizzards, tornadoes, extreme heat, and floods are just a few examples of the severe weather events that may result in significant losses to farm animal populations. Animal losses often cause significant financial losses to the farmers who rely on the income from these animals. Compounding the financial impact of these animal losses is the burden of responsibly disposing of the resulting animal carcasses. Improperly managed, animal carcasses have the potential to spread disease and contaminate surface and groundwater supplies.
Nov 19, 2013 ANR-76NP (ANR-90NP)
New Views on the Importance of Colostrum Consumption by Piglets: Effects on Future Growth and Reproduction
Colostrum is the first milk secreted by a sow during lactation and is produced for just 24 hours following the onset of farrowing. The substance is rich in energy, and contains antibodies and immunoglobulins required by the piglet to fight disease and infection.
Aug 12, 2015 APSC-110NP