Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Placement huge in slat floor deficiencies http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies <div class="node-body article-body">Placement, age and quality of product, and product deficiencies are the main reasons that concrete slatted hog floors have failed and collapsed. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:35:00 +0000 68721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Proper placement of the floor support beam in the supporting post would have prevented this floor collapse.</p> Submitted GMO labeling bill headed to the White House for approval http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval <div class="node-body article-body">President Obama is expected to sign the genetically modified organism labeling bill, preempting enactment of Vermont's labeling law.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Health Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:06:00 +0000 68681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Mark Wilson Rethinking stink about antibiotics in manure http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/rethinking-stink-about-antibiotics-manure <div class="field-byline"> Source: Soil Science Society of America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Antibiotics ward off diseases. Low levels of antibiotics are also often fed to livestock to improve their growth. However, much of the antibiotics fed to livestock goes to waste — literally.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/rethinking-stink-about-antibiotics-manure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/rethinking-stink-about-antibiotics-manure#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:42:00 +0000 68601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Soil Science Society of America GMO labeling bill passes Senate http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate <div class="node-body article-body">On a strong bipartisan vote, the Senate passed the genetically modified organism labeling bill 63-30. House plans to consider the Senate GMO labeling bill this week. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:09:00 +0000 68551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Brendan Hoffman Feral swine damage water quality, and more http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feral-swine-damage-water-quality-and-more <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because feral swine lack sweat glands, wallowing in mud and water is an instinctual behavior necessary for them to maintain a healthy body temperature. Unfortunately this behavior has cascading impacts, not only to water quality in individual streams, ponds and wetlands, but to entire watersheds and ecosystems.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feral-swine-damage-water-quality-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feral-swine-damage-water-quality-and-more#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:36:00 +0000 68531 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>An example of the damage feral swine can have on water quality.</p> USDA Disinfectant cleaners stop pathogens in their tracks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/disinfectant-cleaners-stop-pathogens-their-tracks <div class="node-body article-body">Virox brings its globally patented accelerated hydrogen peroxide disinfectant technology to the animal health sector with the Intervention Farm Animal Care Disinfectant Cleaner and Deodorizer product line</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/disinfectant-cleaners-stop-pathogens-their-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/disinfectant-cleaners-stop-pathogens-their-tracks#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:50:00 +0000 68511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Avenue Training Portal Take 5 training program http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program <div class="node-body article-body">Pork Avenue Training Portal has over 50 innovative lessons with its Take 5 training program to meet your operation’s training needs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:38:00 +0000 68501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com By-O-reg+ takes the popular vote http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/o-reg-takes-popular-vote <div class="node-body article-body">This year By-O-reg+ by Advanced Ag Products was voted as the “Producer’s Choice” by a narrow margin.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/o-reg-takes-popular-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/o-reg-takes-popular-vote#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:24:00 +0000 68491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com New software manages audits, assessments and compliance processes http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-software-manages-audits-assessments-and-compliance-processes <div class="node-body article-body">MetaFarms Inc. developed Assurance — a comprehensive module specifically for managing audits, assessments and compliance processes for livestock production.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-software-manages-audits-assessments-and-compliance-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-software-manages-audits-assessments-and-compliance-processes#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:01:00 +0000 68481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Lisa Butler,&nbsp;MetaFarms&nbsp;sales associate, passionately explains the attributes of the Assurance software.</p> Cheryl Day VariFlame presents precise heat control for the barn http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/variflame-presents-precise-heat-control-barn <div class="node-body article-body">Maintaining a consistent, warm barn climate just got easier for hog producers with Automated Production’s VariFlame heater.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/variflame-presents-precise-heat-control-barn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/variflame-presents-precise-heat-control-barn#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Fri, 08 Jul 2016 01:44:00 +0000 68471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="VariFlame">VariFlame</span>&nbsp;heater is engineered for longevity, performance and ease of maintenance.</p>