Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Are there differences in survival among swine corona viruses in feed? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-there-differences-survival-among-swine-corona-viruses-feed <div class="field-byline"> By Michaela P. Trudeau, Pedro E. Urriola and Gerald C. Shurson, University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science; Harsha Verma, Fernando Sampedro and Sagar M. Goyal, University of Minnesota Department of Veterinary Population Medicine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No experiments had been conducted to compare survival kinetics of all three enteric swine coronaviruses simultaneously in feed and feed ingredients for swine. Until now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-there-differences-survival-among-swine-corona-viruses-feed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-there-differences-survival-among-swine-corona-viruses-feed#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Mon, 02 May 2016 20:33:00 +0000 66561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Sierra Day 5 ‘impact’ factors of new hog processing plants http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/5-impact-factors-new-hog-processing-plants <div class="node-body article-body">Magnitude of new hog plants is almost impossible to determine because so many other factors — domestic demand, export demand, hog numbers, timing of growth, etc. — will be at play.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/5-impact-factors-new-hog-processing-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/5-impact-factors-new-hog-processing-plants#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 02 May 2016 19:19:00 +0000 66551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Pork messages need to be 'on fleek' http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pork-messages-need-be-fleek <div class="node-body blog-body">For the first time, the millennials took the lead as the largest generation living. Marketing pork to this generation will take ingenuity, freshness and learning a whole new language.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pork-messages-need-be-fleek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pork-messages-need-be-fleek#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 15:01:00 +0000 66541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bill introduced to end tax credit for animal fats biodiesel http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bill-introduced-end-tax-credit-animal-fats-biodiesel <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bill introduces to eliminate the $1 per gallon blending tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel produced from animal fats.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bill-introduced-end-tax-credit-animal-fats-biodiesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bill-introduced-end-tax-credit-animal-fats-biodiesel#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 02 May 2016 14:56:00 +0000 66531 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Rule protects food safety whistleblowers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/rule-protects-food-safety-whistleblowers <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A final rule was published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that provides whistleblower protections for company employees who disclose potential food safety problems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/rule-protects-food-safety-whistleblowers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/rule-protects-food-safety-whistleblowers#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 02 May 2016 14:22:00 +0000 66511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Unlocking zinc’s potential through phytase superdosing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ab-vista-division-ab-agri-ltd/unlocking-zinc-s-potential-through-phytase-superdosing <div class="node-body article-body">SPONSORED: Zinc is an essential trace element in all living systems and most enzymes in the pig require Zn for either structure or function.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ab-vista-division-ab-agri-ltd/unlocking-zinc-s-potential-through-phytase-superdosing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ab-vista-division-ab-agri-ltd/unlocking-zinc-s-potential-through-phytase-superdosing#comments Animal Well-Being AB Vista, a division of AB Agri Ltd Nutrition Mon, 02 May 2016 08:00:00 +0000 66331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Blueprint: Genome-enabled selection improves pig production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-genome-enabled-selection-improves-pig-production <div class="field-byline"> By Ken Stalder, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science professor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Any improvement seen at the commercial hog level is a result in part of genome-enabled technology advancements made by genetic suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-genome-enabled-selection-improves-pig-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-genome-enabled-selection-improves-pig-production#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Reproduction Sow Management Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:06:00 +0000 66481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Improvement seen at the commercial level is, in part, a result of genome-enabled technology advancements made by genetic suppliers.</p> National Pork Board Blueprint: Improving sow lactation performance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-improving-sow-lactation-performance <div class="field-byline"> By Dinesh Thekkoot and Graham Plastow, University of Alberta; Bob Kemp and Nick Boddicker, Genesus Inc.; and Jack Dekkers and Max Rothschild, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Traits associated with lactation in sows have a sizable genetic component and potential for genetic improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-improving-sow-lactation-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-improving-sow-lactation-performance#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Reproduction Sow Productivity Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:25:00 +0000 66471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Litter size is one of the most important factors that drives milk production in the sow.</p> National Pork Board Purina selects the RxExpress platform for VFD compliance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/purina-selects-rxexpress-platform-vfd-compliance <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Purina Animal Nutrition has selected the RxExpress&nbsp;software platform from New Planet Technologies as its tool to help meet feed documentation requirements of the Veterinary Feed Directive. This federal regulation mandates documentation of a veterinarian&rsquo;s approval to feed or distribute feed additive antibiotics that are deemed medically important to production livestock. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/purina-selects-rxexpress-platform-vfd-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:07:36 +0000 66461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pre-World Pork Expo Tours provide insight into U.S. ag http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pre-world-pork-expo-tours-provide-insight-us-ag <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is offering two tours prior to the 2016 World Pork Expo that provide unique insights into U.S. agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pre-world-pork-expo-tours-provide-insight-us-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pre-world-pork-expo-tours-provide-insight-us-ag#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:57:00 +0000 66431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Producers Council