Pork complex poised to seriously challenge demand

  • Sep 30, 2016

    Welcome to 'Pork-tober'

    Pork producers have a lot to be proud of as we enter National Pork Month — October (or shall we call it “Pork-tober”? From the way they care for the animals on their farms to the wholesome, safe product they put on consumers’ dinner plates, U.S. pork producers are top-notch....More
  • 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

    Battling superbugs takes commitment from all

    Combating antibiotic resistance takes a commitment from both the animal agriculture and human health sectors, together and equally....More
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