Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Fair Oaks Farms, Pork Education Center http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fair-oaks-farms-pork-education-center <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks literally throws open the barn door to let you see what goes on inside a modern pig farm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fair-oaks-farms-pork-education-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fair-oaks-farms-pork-education-center#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:39:00 +0000 58351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Breaking the code to better digestion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/breaking-code-better-digestion <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SPONSORED: With 70% of production costs coming from feed, a question on most producers’ minds is “Are they getting the most from their feed?” To get a pig to 290 pounds, it takes around 700 pounds of feed; that’s 2.4 pounds of feed for the animal to gain one pound. This challenge has producers constantly worrying about commodity prices</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/breaking-code-better-digestion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/breaking-code-better-digestion#comments Animal Well-Being Alltech Nutrition Feed Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:14:00 +0000 58311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Telepathology: a new frontier for global swine diagnostics training and service http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/telepathology-new-frontier-global-swine-diagnostics-training-and-service <div class="field-byline"> By Fabio Vannucci, University of Minnesota Veterinary assistant professor; Mac Farnham, University of Minnesota Veterinary assistant professor; and James Collins, University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory are leading an international telepathology partnership to improve pathology training for swine diagnostics, offering opportunities for web-based diagnostic training and services worldwide through a dynamic real-time platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/telepathology-new-frontier-global-swine-diagnostics-training-and-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/telepathology-new-frontier-global-swine-diagnostics-training-and-service#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:00 +0000 58231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Swine Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/iowa-swine-day <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Iowa Swine Day: Leading experts focusing on topics vital to today&#39;s pork industry.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/iowa-swine-day#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:54:00 +0000 58301 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Succeed in tough times with eyes on costs and hog herd health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Veterinary experts provide goals and insights to boost profits in today’s market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cost of production and herd health should always be top-of-mind for hog producers, but more so as market prices turn south.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:53:00 +0000 58181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Checkoff announces #RealPigFarming student social forces team http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-checkoff-announces-realpigfarming-student-social-forces-team <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to be a part of the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Participants were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their strong communication skills. The team will be active through the end of the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-checkoff-announces-realpigfarming-student-social-forces-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-checkoff-announces-realpigfarming-student-social-forces-team#comments Animal Well-Being Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:24:00 +0000 58141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Friday Roundup: 5 agriculture stories to read, June 19 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/friday-roundup-5-agriculture-stories-read-june-19 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>5 click worthy agriculture stories from this week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/friday-roundup-5-agriculture-stories-read-june-19#comments Animal Well-Being Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:57:00 +0000 58031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com What you should know about antibiotic changes http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/what-you-should-know-about-antibiotic-changes <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s official. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issuing the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule on antibiotic use, the countdown has begun for the nation’s livestock producers, veterinarians and feed providers to come into compliance by December 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/what-you-should-know-about-antibiotic-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/what-you-should-know-about-antibiotic-changes#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Health Antibiotics Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:04:00 +0000 57991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com A natural alternative that fights scouring in piglets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/natural-alternative-fights-scouring-piglets <div class="node-body article-body"><p align="left">Diverse&nbsp;fronts are meeting head-on in hog production &mdash; increasing consumer pressure to limit or ban the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals and hog producers faced with the reality of battling stress-induced gastrointestinal disorders in young pigs that cause diarrhea, morbidity and mortality. As a result, producers suffer economic loss.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/natural-alternative-fights-scouring-piglets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/natural-alternative-fights-scouring-piglets#comments Animal Well-Being Health Health Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:45:00 +0000 57971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pushing feed efficiency http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/pushing-feed-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">As a large expense item on the financial statement, feed costs need to be refined to reach profit and production goals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/pushing-feed-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/pushing-feed-efficiency#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Feed Feed Costs Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:26:00 +0000 57961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Sierra Day