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Experience speaks: Producers tackle weaning success

  • 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 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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