Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Manage feed to maximize efficiency, net revenue http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue <div class="field-byline"> By Daniel Columbus, Prairie Swine Centre nutrition research associate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With feed being the largest cost facing pork producers, it is imperative that producers understand current production and to make informed management decisions regarding feed. They also need to understand exactly what is being measured and how to interpret this data, otherwise costly mistakes can be made.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:17:00 +0000 55331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Shutterstock 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 5 things your nutritionist wants to know about your pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Formulating the proper diets to deliver optimal performance at a competitive price is the goal of most swine nutritionists. Creating that feeding program requires a clear understanding of the ingredients that are available, the type of pigs that will be fed and the management style involved with those pigs. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Hubbard Feeds Nutrition Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:23:00 +0000 54631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com UI study shows pigs regulate sulfur retention in DDGS diets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distillers dried grains with solubles is becoming a more common ingredient in swine diets. However, DDGS can be high in sulfur, and data are limited on the amount of sulfur that pigs can tolerate in the diet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:33:00 +0000 54581 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Water conservation adds up in swine operations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water conservation in a swine operation is good for the environment, as well as for the swine operation's bottom line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Nutrition Manure Management Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:14:00 +0000 53701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Do Pigs Selected for Feed Efficiency Traits Respond Differently to Stress? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/do-pigs-selected-feed-efficiency-traits-respond-differently-stress <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Breeding for improved feed efficiency may decrease the animal’s stress adaptation, thus resulting in adverse effects on livestock behavior, management and welfare.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/do-pigs-selected-feed-efficiency-traits-respond-differently-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/do-pigs-selected-feed-efficiency-traits-respond-differently-stress#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Feed Costs Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:09:00 +0000 53231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ohio Pork Council increases consumer comfort with cooking pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ohio-pork-council-increases-consumer-comfort-cooking-pork <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio Pork Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort to build consumers’ comfort with cooking pork, the Ohio Pork Council partnered with four other state pork associations to create 16 videos featuring step-by-step instructions for cooking pork recipes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ohio-pork-council-increases-consumer-comfort-cooking-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ohio-pork-council-increases-consumer-comfort-cooking-pork#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Pork is Delicious Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:40:00 +0000 53121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Three Factors are Impacting Current Corn Prices http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-factors-are-impacting-current-corn-prices <div class="field-byline"> Source: FarmPolicy.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A number of factors have contributed to the strength in corn prices over the past six weeks says University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-factors-are-impacting-current-corn-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-factors-are-impacting-current-corn-prices#comments Food Animal Report Nutrition Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 53041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Genetics Start of a Good Sow Herd http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/genetics-start-good-sow-herd <div class="node-body article-body">There are many factors that play into the productivity and health of your sow herd, but a lot of those other factors will mean little if you start with poor sow genetics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/genetics-start-good-sow-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/genetics-start-good-sow-herd#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Reproduction Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 52631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com