University of Missouri-Columbia Archives - Pork Checkoff

Pork Checkoff Research

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Animal Science
Impact of in utero heat stress on subsequent growth, composition and reproduction
Heat stress results in reduced feed intake, growth rate and reproductive performance, and most research has been aimed at these direct responses. It has also been shown that heat stress can reduce...
Pork Quality
Determining Pork Fat Quality as Measured by Three Methods with an Industry Standard Marketing Plan for Pigs Fed 20% DDGS
Fat quality affects the entire pork chain as both fresh and further processed products are subject to fat oxidation, color change, and shortened shelf-life in light of poor fat quality. The...
Environment - Air
Effectiveness of Biofilters in Reducing Aerial Pollutant Emissions
The objectives of this research were to evaluate the effectiveness of two wood chip biofilters in reducing particulate matter, ammonia,...
Human Nutrition
The Addition of a Protein-Rich Breakfast and Its Effects On Acute Appetite Control and Food Intake in ‘Breakfast-Dkipping’ Adolescents
The purpose of the current study was to identify whether the daily addition of a protein-rich (pork-based) breakfast leads to beneficial, long term improvements in appetite, glucose control, and body...
Swine Health - PRRS
PCR-on-a-Chip for the Identification and Control of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus
We have been working on the development of a micro-fluidic DNA assay with the goal to quickly identify the introduction of PRRSv in pig herds in order to eliminate the transmission and spread of the...
Animal Well-being
Effect of Seasonal Environment, On-Farm Handling Intensity, Transport Stocking Density, and Time in Lairage on Digestive Tract Temperature and Stress Hormone Level of Market Pigs
This research was conducted to evaluate the effect of three seasons of the year: fall, summer, and winter, how pigs were handled on-farm: aggressive yet conventional and very easy, two transport...
Swine Health - PRRS
Use of tonsilar crypt exudate from live pigs to evaluate PRRSv shedding and transmission following a MLV PRRSv vaccine or a live PRRS virus inoculation
Pork Quality
National Pork Quality Survey
Animal Science
Litter Size Produced by Gilts Divergently Selected on Reproductive Components: Terminal Evaluation
The high prolificacy of the Meishan pig has been linked in part to the high placental efficiency (ratio of piglet weight to the weight of its placenta) displayed by its conceptuses. An early report...
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