|(l to r) Dr. Tom Baas, Ukrainian host, |
Dr. Clint Schwab, Dr. Harold Hodson
Part I, Dr. Clint Schwab visits Ukraine
Part II, Dr. Clint Schwab visits Ukraine
Dr. Clint Schwab, director of genetic and technical services for the National Swine Registry, visited Ukraine in July 2010 to both present information to swine producers in this country, as well as learn about their systems. Accompanying him were Dr. Tom Baas of Iowa State University, and Dr. Harold Hodson from Swine Genetics International, Iowa. Following are Schwab's third set of photos and descriptions of this tour.
|Just prior to weaning at 21 days, these ¾ blood U.S. pigs will be used to transition this farm to genetics from the U.S. via frozen semen. Conception rates with frozen semen at this unit are greater than 80 percent.|
|The nursery facility uses solid concrete floors heated with hot water. The perimeter of the pens has steel grated floors. The combination of this design with the “Airworks” ventilation design of Whiteshire Hamroc is functioning well.|
|An illustration of the boar station. Here each sow is able to get nose-to-nose contact with the boar and each visit she makes is recorded via the electronic tag.|
View photos and information from additional Ukraine swine farms in upcoming blog posts.