Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Managing Risk of Custom Manure Application and PEDV Spread http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/managing-risk-custom-manure-application-and-pedv-spread <div class="node-body article-body">Biosecurity measures have been standard operating procedure for custom manure applicators for a long time, but the presence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has forced them to revisit or step up their practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/managing-risk-custom-manure-application-and-pedv-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/managing-risk-custom-manure-application-and-pedv-spread#comments Animal Well-Being Business PEDV Health Biosecurity Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:54:00 +0000 50191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Gestational Heat Stress can Have Long-Term Pork Quality Impacts http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/gestational-heat-stress-can-have-long-term-pork-quality-impacts <div class="node-body article-body">Heat stress costs the U.S. swine industry more than $300 million annually in reduced growth and efficiency, decreased reproductive performance, altered carcass composition and slowed swine metabolism, according to Jason Ross, Iowa State University (ISU) reproductive physiologist. Ross and his ISU colleagues recently joined a multi-state National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded research project, led by Lance Baumgard, ISU nutritionist, to investigate the long-term impacts that in utero heat stress can have on the body composition of pigs all the way through the finishing phase.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/gestational-heat-stress-can-have-long-term-pork-quality-impacts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/gestational-heat-stress-can-have-long-term-pork-quality-impacts#comments Animal Well-Being Sow Productivity Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:39:00 +0000 50061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Sorting Out Joint Disease and Lameness http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/sorting-out-joint-disease-and-lameness <div class="field-byline"> Kent Schwartz and Darin Madson, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pig production losses due to lameness and joint disease are likely underestimated because losses often occur with such a low (but steady) rate to be taken for granted as “normal” or “acceptable”. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/sorting-out-joint-disease-and-lameness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/sorting-out-joint-disease-and-lameness#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 49811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Take Steps to Avoid Heat Stress When Transporting Pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/take-steps-avoid-heat-stress-when-transporting-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Summer heat and humidity can present extra challenges when transporting pigs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/take-steps-avoid-heat-stress-when-transporting-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/take-steps-avoid-heat-stress-when-transporting-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:45:00 +0000 49731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Attention to Ventilation and Sprinkler Cycles Helps Pigs Survive Hot Weather http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/attention-ventilation-and-sprinkler-cycles-helps-pigs-survive-hot-weather <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the temperature and humidity levels rise outside, pork producers need to address animal comfort indoors. Iowa Pork Industry Center interim director Jay Harmon says it’s the combination of air movement and wetting that helps pigs survive in hot weather. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/attention-ventilation-and-sprinkler-cycles-helps-pigs-survive-hot-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/attention-ventilation-and-sprinkler-cycles-helps-pigs-survive-hot-weather#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:29:00 +0000 49691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Honoring Caregivers Nominations Deadline Extended Until July 7 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/honoring-caregivers-nominations-deadline-extended-until-july-7 <div class="field-deck"> Program honors farm employees who have shown exceptional commitment to swine care </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Zoetis announced that nominations for the Honoring Caregivers award are being accepted until July 7.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/honoring-caregivers-nominations-deadline-extended-until-july-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/honoring-caregivers-nominations-deadline-extended-until-july-7#comments Animal Well-Being Animal Welfare Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 49081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ag Groups Support Export Programs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/ag-groups-support-export-programs <div class="node-body article-body">Over 140 agricultural organizations are urging the House and Senate appropriations committees to support and maintain full funding for USDA’s vital export programs, the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program and the Market Access Program (MAP). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/ag-groups-support-export-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/ag-groups-support-export-programs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Legislative Preview Fri, 16 May 2014 18:30:00 +0000 48191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Mexico Will Accept All Ages of U.S. Beef http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/mexico-will-accept-all-ages-us-beef <div class="node-body article-body">Mexico will now accept all ages of U.S. beef under new rules that remove cattle age restrictions related to BSE.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/mexico-will-accept-all-ages-us-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/mexico-will-accept-all-ages-us-beef#comments Animal Well-Being Business Legislative Preview Fri, 16 May 2014 17:43:00 +0000 48171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Checkoff Makes Updates to its Transport Quality Assurance Program http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-checkoff-makes-updates-its-transport-quality-assurance-program <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pork Checkoff make update to TQA program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-checkoff-makes-updates-its-transport-quality-assurance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-checkoff-makes-updates-its-transport-quality-assurance-program#comments Animal Well-Being Business Animal Welfare Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:41:00 +0000 47591 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board. Three Strategies For Promoting Good Gut Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/three-strategies-promoting-good-gut-health <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A healthy gut in young pigs promotes intake and growth, provides defense against disease pathogens and reduces the incidence of scours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/three-strategies-promoting-good-gut-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/three-strategies-promoting-good-gut-health#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Hubbard Feeds Health Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 46691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com