Experience speaks: Producers tackle weaning success

  • Oct 18, 2016

    Move over bacon, chefs upgrading pork belly to new heights

    From fast food to fine dining, the pork belly is becoming a hot trend among Americans. While most pork belly is cured into bacon, food connoisseurs are getting creative with the belly section of the pig appearing on food establishments’ menus....More
  • Oct 12, 2016
    press release

    Pharmgate concludes merger with ProtaTek International

    Pharmgate LLC announced today that it has successfully concluded its merger with ProtaTek International Inc., which will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Former ProtaTek board members Roger Headrick and Shi-Jun Ma will be retained on the board of the company. Manufacturing, laboratory, regulatory, accounting and customer service functions will remain in St. Paul, Minn. The products will be sold and serviced under the Pharmgate Animal Health banner in the United States and Canada, and Pharmgate LLC in international markets....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
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