Noel Garbes would humbly tell you he is just a normal veterinarian helping his clients to raise healthy animals. Yet, after visiting with Garbes for a few minutes, it is obvious that he has an authentic passion for pigs and people.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved new combination uses of Zoetis’ feed additives Actogain 45 (ractopamine hydrochloride) and Engain (ractopamine hydrochloride). Pork producers, veterinarians and nutritionists may now use Engain together with Tylovet 100. These combinations have previously been approved with Tylan (tylosin phosphate). Beef producers, together with their veterinarians and nutritionists, will now be able to use Actogain 45 in combination with Rumensin (monensin USP) plus Tylovet 100 (tylosin phosphate)....More
Steve Kerns of Clearfield, Iowa; Marti Knoblock of Rock Rapids, Iowa; Keith Schoettmer of Tipton, Ind. and Lauren Schwab of Somerville, Ohio, have been named the finalists for the inaugural America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program....More
The hot days of summer can have significant impact on productivity and health of all pigs as elevated temperatures often reduce the fertility of gilts, sows and boars. Research has shown that females have a prolonged return to estrus or fails to return to estrus after weaning, reducing conception rates....More
USDA forecasts net farm income for 2015 will be the lowest since 2006 at $58.3 billion, 36% lower than 2014’s estimate of $91.1 billion. This is down nearly 53% from the record high of $123.7 billion in 2013....More