Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Genome-edited pigs produced using revolutionary technology http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/genome-edited-pigs-produced-using-revolutionary-technology <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two years of intense research at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland has resulted in 18 piglets that represent a breakthrough in the field of genetic engineering.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/genome-edited-pigs-produced-using-revolutionary-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/genome-edited-pigs-produced-using-revolutionary-technology#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:47:00 +0000 55321 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Swine health research benefited by Smithfield gift http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-research-benefited-smithfield-gift <div class="field-byline"> Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog operations will benefit from a Smithfield Foods gift that will support antibiotic alternatives studies in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine that will investigate methods to enhance animal well-being and production efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-research-benefited-smithfield-gift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-research-benefited-smithfield-gift#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:45:00 +0000 55311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Last trimester nutritional needs of sows lead to more productivity http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/last-trimester-nutritional-needs-sows-lead-more-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Source: South Dakota State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fulfilling a sow’s increased nutritional needs in the last trimester may lead to greater productivity for both the mother and her piglets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/last-trimester-nutritional-needs-sows-lead-more-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/last-trimester-nutritional-needs-sows-lead-more-productivity#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Reproduction Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:03:00 +0000 55161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>South Dakota State University doctoral student Agatha Ampaire and assistant professor Crystal Levesque hold three-week-old piglets that are approximately 10 pounds each. Through a pilot project, they are comparing bump feed and phase feeding of sow in gestations to evaluate whether a diet specially formulated for changing gestational needs will improve performance of the sow and her offspring.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Submitted 4 factors to consider when raising antibiotic-free pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/4-factors-consider-when-raising-antibiotic-free-pigs <div class="field-byline"> By Danilo Sotto Jr., Prairie Swine Centre doctorate student </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers are continually demanding transparency as to how the animal products they consume are grown, thus pork producers are looking at raising hogs in antibiotic-free systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/4-factors-consider-when-raising-antibiotic-free-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/4-factors-consider-when-raising-antibiotic-free-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Antibiotics Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:44:00 +0000 55141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Comparts target Duroc-sired niche market http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/comparts-target-duroc-sired-niche-market <div class="node-body article-body">Niche marketing evokes thoughts of a value-added product — ways to manufacture, process or market a product to achieve the most value. Compart Family Farms of Nicollet, Minn., has achieved a valued product, both in genetic lines and finished pork, but the journey to get there wasn’t easy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/comparts-target-duroc-sired-niche-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/comparts-target-duroc-sired-niche-market#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Reproduction Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:04:00 +0000 55041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Chris, Jim and Dean&nbsp;Compart&nbsp;</p> AASV installs 2015 officers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/aasv-installs-2015-officers <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Association of Swine Veterinarians installed its slate of new officers at the group's 46th annual meeting held recently in Orlando, Fla. Ron Brodersen was installed as the president, succeeding Michelle Sprague. George Charbonneau is president-elect, and Alejandro “Alex” Ramirez is now vice president.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/aasv-installs-2015-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/aasv-installs-2015-officers#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:30:00 +0000 54971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Legislation on ‘overuse’ of antibiotics in agriculture reintroduced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/legislation-overuse-antibiotics-agriculture-reintroduced <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Senators have reintroduced the “Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act,” legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approval of medically important antibiotics used for “disease prevention or control that are at high risk of abuse,” unless the producer of the drug can demonstrate that its use in agriculture does not pose a risk to human health.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/legislation-overuse-antibiotics-agriculture-reintroduced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/legislation-overuse-antibiotics-agriculture-reintroduced#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:05:00 +0000 54901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com McDonalds announces new policy on antibiotics and chicken http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/mcdonalds-announces-new-policy-antibiotics-and-chicken <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">McDonald’s announced that it will only source chickens raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. It is expected that this will take place within two years for all of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/mcdonalds-announces-new-policy-antibiotics-and-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/mcdonalds-announces-new-policy-antibiotics-and-chicken#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 54891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com TQA aids in handling http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/tqa-aids-handling <div class="node-body article-body">Originally launched in 2002, the Transport Quality Assurance program is designed to help swine transporters, producers and handlers understand how to handle, move and transport pigs, tying in the potential impacts those actions have on pig well-being and pork quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/tqa-aids-handling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/tqa-aids-handling#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Animal Welfare Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:04:00 +0000 54831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Benefit seen in testing Brachyspira isolates in dysentery outbreaks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/benefit-seen-testing-brachyspira-isolates-dysentery-outbreaks <div class="field-byline"> By Nandita Mirajkar and Connie Gebhart, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veterinarians and pork producers dealing with swine dysentery outbreaks in their herds would benefit from the ability to test the susceptibilities of their Brachyspira isolates to identify the most appropriate choice and dose of antimicrobial to control the disease. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/benefit-seen-testing-brachyspira-isolates-dysentery-outbreaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/benefit-seen-testing-brachyspira-isolates-dysentery-outbreaks#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:40:00 +0000 54751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com