Briefing Room

  • Sep 29, 2016
    press release

    Tyson Fresh Meats to expand Council Bluffs plant

    Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., is investing $27 million to expand the production capacity of its case-ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa....More
  • Sep 29, 2016
    press release

    Research ties sow vitamin D intake to progeny performance

    Pork producers who want to get the most out of every ingredient in a sow diet can look to new research showing the value of supplementing vitamins at optimal levels. The most recent research, supported by DSM Nutritional Products and carried out at Kansas State University, shows that an optimum level of vitamin D3 supplementation in the sow diet can measurably impact the performance of sows and their progeny. Additionally, the research shows a higher level of vitamin D3 supplementation doesn’t always support more benefits....More
  • Sep 27, 2016
    press release

    Producers can maximize xylanase benefits through understanding its mechanisms

    Recent swine trials have shown that xylanase introduction early in the nursery period and fed through to slaughter increases overall pig finisher performance. Pete Wilcock, global technical manager at AB Vista, explains how the response may be potentially associated with three mechanisms in a new video, released by AB Vista. “The first mechanism is the ability to reduce digesta viscosity. The addition of xylanase breaks down the long chain arabinoxylans, which improves nutrient digestibility.”...More
  • Sep 26, 2016
    press release

    NutriQuest welcomes new senior swine nutritionist

    Dustin Dean, Ph.D., has joined NutriQuest as a senior swine nutritionist. He will be responsible for assisting clients in enhancing and maintaining nutrition programs for their swine herds with the goal of helping them accomplish their production objectives....More
  • Sep 26, 2016
    press release

    New Fashion Pork selects Nedap ESF in Gap 1 sow facility

    New Fashion Pork has selected the Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding system for its new facility near Thorp, Wis. The 1,400-sow operation has been certified Step 1 by Global Animal Partnership, an organization dedicated to supporting animal comfort in agriculture....More
  • Sep 22, 2016
    press release

    Most complete respiratory protection

    When it comes to raising pigs, it is important to create a system to produce pigs of uniform size that grow at a similar rate. But, what happens when pigs are showing different feed conversion rates, different signs of disease, and as a result, different rates of growth? Your bottom line starts hurting....More
  • Sep 22, 2016
    press release

    TechMix stimulates new-born pigs with NeoPerk

    NeoPerk from TechMix is a Day 1 product for new-born pigs designed to increase activity and encourage effective suckling. Getting every pig on the teat early is critical to long-term development. Many pigs exhibit sluggish behavior or are slower responders — and during the colostrum phase this can be particularly problematic when these nutrients are especially critical to development. Using NeoPerk on every pig reduces the risk of fall behinds and provides Day 1 energy that stimulates nursing and results in more vigor and weight gain....More
  • Sep 19, 2016
    press release

    Furst-McNess and Micron Bio-Systems form research partnership

    Furst-McNess and Micron Bio-Systems are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement that will enhance both companies’ research and development efforts within the areas of feed and forage preservation, which includes researching and understanding feed quality, molds and mycotoxins....More
  • Sep 15, 2016
    press release

    Producers advised to safeguard feed based on early harvest samples confirming quality risk

    With early harvest feed grain samples confirming a high risk year for potential feed quality issues, livestock operations and feed mills are advised to take cautionary steps to safeguard feed quality and livestock performance. “The risk of feed grain quality issues that can affect livestock performance is quite high this year,” says Rob Patterson, technical director for Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. “That’s no surprise with the type of growing season it has been across the Prairies....More
  • Sep 15, 2016
    press release

    Diamond V plans for major expansion

    Diamond V plans to expand manufacturing capacity to support the increased production of natural, nutritional health products for animals....More
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