Integrated swine systems "the animal component " - phase one; the Kansas State University survey

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dc.contributor.author Richert, B.T.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T17:10:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T17:10:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-02T17:10:03Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3480
dc.description.abstract A total of 650 questionnaires were sent to Kansas swine producers, and 279 were returned. There was an excellent distribution in producer size based on number of pigs marketed per year and producer age and educational level. The use of a lagoon to store swine waste is the most popular method in Kansas (38.8% of the respondents). One-third of the swine waste is disposed of by surface spreading and only 10.0% is applied primarily by soil injection. Less than one-half (45.5%) of the producers feel that nitrates in swine waste are environmental concerns and even less (27.0%) are concerned about phosphorus environmentally. Two-thirds of Kansas swine producers are keeping both financial and production records. However, only 44% of the producers are keeping records that could calculate days to market and whole-herd feed efficiency. Most producers (85.1%) know what synthetic amino acids are and 61.5% of the producers are currently using synthetic lysine in their diets. In conclusion, there are many areas for producer education that can be better addressed by extension personnel and industry leaders to improve producer knowledge. Based on the responses from this survey and the environmental issues facing the swine industry today and in the future, these issues need to be a larger part of our educational meetings. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1993 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 94-194-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 695 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Swine systems en_US
dc.subject Survey en_US
dc.title Integrated swine systems "the animal component " - phase one; the Kansas State University survey en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1993 en_US
dc.citation.epage 181 en_US
dc.citation.spage 177 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 18,1993 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US

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