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  • Aug 31, 2015
    press release

    Weight determines ileal protein digestibility in pigs

    A recent meta-analysis by Drs. J. A. Almeida and Hans H....More
  • Aug 26, 2015
    press release

    Fostera PCV MetaStim now available from Zoetis

    Zoetis announced Aug. 25  the availability of Fostera PCV MetaStim. The monovalent killed virus vaccine that helps protect against porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) caused by porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) has been updated with the commonly used adjuvant known as MetaStim....More
  • Aug 25, 2015
    press release

    Osborne Industries celebrates anniversary of patented system of weighing pigs, goats and sheep

    Osborne Industries Inc., a leader in the design and development of advanced livestock management equipment for sheep, goats and pigs, celebrates the 30-year anniversary since the development of the ACCU-ARM animal weighing system....More
  • Aug 21, 2015

    No participation trophies in showing pigs

    When Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced on Instagram that he was returning his children’s sport participation trophies, it sparked a national heated debate....More
  • Aug 17, 2015
    press release

    TechMix enhances Blue2 for better hydration

    Proper hydration is critical for health and performance of all livestock - and now Blue2, by TechMix, has been reformulated to help hydrate even better. Blue2 is a Nutrient Dense Liquid that contains energy, electrolytes, and acidification. Recent laboratory screening tests verified that by boosting critical ingredient levels in Blue2, TechMix was able to enhance the osmolality of drinking water when Blue2 was added....More
  • Aug 11, 2015
    press release

    Christensen Farms responds to video release

    Christensen Farms & Feedlots Inc. announced last week that it had suspended seven employees after allegations of possible improper animal care at one of its hog farms located near Luverne, Minn. Today LCA, a Los Angeles-based group, released a video depicting animal mistreatment from that farm....More
  • Aug 7, 2015
    press release

    Christensen Farms takes action to protect animal welfare

    Christensen Farms & Feedlots Inc. announced today that it has suspended seven employees and is conducting a full internal investigation after learning of possible improper animal care at one of the company’s Minnesota hog facilities.   “We were disappointed to learn of alleged violations of our animal welfare policies at one of our facilities,” Christensen Farms CEO Glenn Stolt said. “At Christensen Farms, we take the health and welfare of our animals very seriously....More
  • Aug 4, 2015
    press release

    3 ways to keep pigs hydrated

    When moved to the weaning facility, one of the first things a pig should do is look for water and take a drink. Unfortunately, the stress of movement, new surroundings and new pen mates can delay adequate hydration. Without prevention or support, this dehydration can delay performance and cause significant setbacks in young pigs....More
  • Jul 28, 2015
    press release

    AP introduces advanced filter to reduce risk of swine virus outbreaks

    AP (Automated Production Systems) is introducing an advanced new filter to help reduce the risk of swine viruses in pork production facilities. The Camfil Pathogen Barrier Pro uses a unique, specially designed glass/synthetic hybrid media, offering the benefits of both....More
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