Mason City missed its chance to boost its economy and add 1,000 jobs when the City Council failed to pass the development agreement with Prestage Foods of Iowa. The family will move forward with identifying new sites for the pork processing plants....More
Purina Animal Nutrition has selected the RxExpress software platform from New Planet Technologies as its tool to help meet feed documentation requirements of the Veterinary Feed Directive. This federal regulation mandates documentation of a veterinarian’s approval to feed or distribute feed additive antibiotics that are deemed medically important to production livestock. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017....More
Fair Oaks Farm provides an escape to the country and a welcoming environment for the public to learn about modern farming practices. Over 110,000 visitors came to Fair Oaks, Ind., to reconnect with the family farm.
Fact sheets are now available to help hog producers and feed delivery personnel gain a better understanding of major swine diseases and the biosecurity practices that will minimize the risk of pathogen transmission during feed deliveries....More