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A series of hog barns.

SowBridge Educational Series Kicks off February 2

January 26, 2022

SowBridge, an online educational series created to provide the latest production-based information to swine producers, begins on Feb. 2, 2022.

South Dakota State University Swine Education and Research Facility exterior.

SDSU Swine Day to Celebrate Swine Education and Research Facility’s Fifth Anniversary

October 08, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility at this year’s Swine Day on Nov. 2.

The Dragino LHT65 LoRaWAN T/RH Sensor.

A Low-Cost Solution To Remote Monitoring of Animal Facility Thermal Environments

An appropriate thermal environment is critical for animal growth and health. Learn about a low-cost solution to remote monitor your animals’ thermal environments.

Several young swine in a feeding facility.

Branched Chain Amino Acids Levels in Swine Diets Containing Dried Distillers Grains With Solubles

Inclusion of dried distillers grains with solubles in swine diets above 20% can negatively impact growth performance of pigs. An imbalance in the branched chain amino acids, specifically excess leucine, is one potential explanation of this decrease in performance.

Indoor trade show exhibition at state fairgrounds.

Attending World Pork Expo? Consider Biosecurity

The World Pork Expo will return to the Iowa State Fair June 9–11, 2021. Pork producers and production employees must always be vigilant about biosecurity, especially when visiting industry events.

A woman standing inside a pig barn and holding a piglet

SDSU Extension Applauds 2020 South Dakota Master Pork Producers

January 21, 2021

Four South Dakota pork production systems were recently recognized for their outstanding contributions to the state’s swine industry.

group of young piglets

South Dakota State University to Host Fourth Annual SDSU Swine Day

October 26, 2020

This year’s SDSU Swine Day will be held at Wilbert Square Event Center (931 25th Ave.) in Brookings, on Nov. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. CST.

A hog farm employee wearing a mask, hairnet, and gloves. He is inspecting a group of pigs.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Essential Swine Industry Employees

America’s pig farmers doing the right things to protect people, pigs, and the planet continue, even during this challenging time.

Group of pigs lying in a pile inside a wean-to-finish facility.

Wean-To-Finish Heating for Newly Weaned Pigs

Newly weaned pigs have some special considerations when it comes to heating. The environmental conditions during this period can have a direct effect on the long-term health of pigs.

Group of weanling pigs inside a wean-to-finish facility.

Tribasic Copper Chloride Source Shows Promise in Weanling Pig Performance

One of the many challenges in swine production is getting newly weaned pigs off to a good start. Research has found that tribasic copper chloride supplemented into nursery pig diets can be effective at improving growth performance and intestinal health of weanling pigs.