Animal Science — Swine Production

Length: 1 semester

Grade Level: 9-12, Adult

Credit: .5

Cost: $279

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Animal Science Swine Production explores the Swine industry and puts emphasis on breeding, feeding and raising production pork.  The course identifies the different swine breeds, selecting productive breeding and feeder hogs, swine nutrition, weaning management and proper swine health.  Upon completion of this course, students will have an excellent understanding and skills of proper swine production practices.  Students will have the skills to consider starting a personal farrow and / or feeder operation or consider one of the many career opportunities in the swine production field.

Lessons

LA110 The Swine Industry
LA111 Breeds of Swine
LA112 Selecting Feeder Pigs
LA113 Raising and Selling Market hogs
LA114 Market Hog Nutrition
LA115 Nutrition for Gestating and Lactating Sows
LA116 Nutrition for Weaned Pigs
LA117 Swine Health
LA118 Synchronization and Heat Detection for Swine
LA119 Artificial Insemination in Swine
LA120 Gilt Management
LA121 Selecting Breeding Stock
LA122 Confinement Vs. Open Housing for Hogs
LA123 Swine Production and Farrowing Systems
LA124 Providing Space for Healthy Hogs
LA125 Genetic Evaluation in Pork Production
LA126 Managing a Swine Breeding Herd
LA127 Farrowing Management
LA210 Swine Efficiency Factors
LA211 Pig Flow in Large-scale Swine Operations
LA212 Components of a Swine Finishing Contract
LA213 Marketing Hogs in the 21st Century

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