Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Almost $3 million awarded to increase food security through improved livestock health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three research grants have been announced by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture designed to boost food security by minimizing livestock losses to insects and diseases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:38:00 +0000 56201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Blueprint: Sow potential productivity captured for life http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-sow-potential-productivity-captured-life <div class="field-byline"> By George Foxcroft, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Swine Reproductive Physiology Professor Emeritus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Improvements in sow lifetime productivity will require the ongoing development of dam-lines best suited to specific production systems and marketing opportunities. Appropriate lifetime management of the gilt and sow is then needed to capture this genetic potential at production level.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-sow-potential-productivity-captured-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-sow-potential-productivity-captured-life#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Sow Management Sow Productivity Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:45:00 +0000 56071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Focus on sow productivity http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/focus-sow-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sow lifetime productivity can be defined as the total number of quality pigs a sow weans from the time she becomes breeding eligible until she is removed from the herd. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/focus-sow-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/focus-sow-productivity#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Sow Management Sow Productivity Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:27:00 +0000 56061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Lawsuit filed to end CAFO emissions reporting exemption http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/lawsuit-filed-end-cafo-emissions-reporting-exemption <div class="node-body article-body">Environmental and animal welfare groups challenge Bush administration EPA decision </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/lawsuit-filed-end-cafo-emissions-reporting-exemption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/lawsuit-filed-end-cafo-emissions-reporting-exemption#comments Animal Well-Being Environment Facilities Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:26:00 +0000 56021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Building structure for late-parity sows http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/building-structure-late-parity-sows <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Stock and Ken Stalder, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sows removed from the breeding herd for reproductive failure, may indeed be suffering from structural issues. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/building-structure-late-parity-sows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/building-structure-late-parity-sows#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Reproduction Sow Management Sow Productivity Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:30:00 +0000 55951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com First lactation management http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/first-lactation-management <div class="field-byline"> By Nathalie L. Trottier, Michigan State University Department of Animal Science Associate Professor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Preparing the gilt well for a successful first lactation will impact lactation performance in subsequent parities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/first-lactation-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/first-lactation-management#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Sow Management Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:10:00 +0000 55931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bill introduced to ban certain antibiotics – again http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/bill-introduced-ban-certain-antibiotics-again <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has reintroduced the “Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act,” which would ban non-therapeutic uses of medically important antibiotics in food animal production. This is legislation she has introduced over a number of years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/bill-introduced-ban-certain-antibiotics-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/bill-introduced-ban-certain-antibiotics-again#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:46:00 +0000 55891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Draft guidance for safety of animal feed clarified http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified <div class="field-byline"> Source: Food &amp; Drug Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FDA clarifies draft guidance for safety of animal feed on the farm</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Nutrition Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:46:00 +0000 55861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Management of the gilt for breeding and in first gestation for longevity http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/management-gilt-breeding-and-first-gestation-longevity <div class="field-byline"> By Rob Knox, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; and Jenny Patterson and George Foxcroft, Swine Research and Technology Center, University of Alberta, Edmonton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Herd parity distribution results from the frequency of retention and removals following entry, with an ideal and actual parity structure that often differ in the sows retained into the later parities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/management-gilt-breeding-and-first-gestation-longevity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/management-gilt-breeding-and-first-gestation-longevity#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Sow Management Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:49:00 +0000 55831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Does floor space allowance during rearing impact future reproduction? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-floor-space-allowance-during-rearing-impact-future-reproduction <div class="field-byline"> By Mark J. Estienne and Stuart R. Callahan, Virginia Tech- Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Suffolk and Jason W. Ross, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science, Ames, Iowa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Adequate floor spacing plays a role in the overall health of your gilt herd.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-floor-space-allowance-during-rearing-impact-future-reproduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-floor-space-allowance-during-rearing-impact-future-reproduction#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Sow Management Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:59:00 +0000 55821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com