Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en 2015 Pork Masters http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2015-pork-masters <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Masters of the Pork Industry are a very special, handpicked group of pork industry leaders. These are their stories.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 2 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2015-pork-masters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2015-pork-masters#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Nutrition Wed, 27 May 2015 11:27:00 +0000 57351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Antibiotic resistance: a human and animal issue http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/antibiotic-resistance-human-and-animal-issue <div class="node-body article-body">Antibiotics and their use in food animals will be the illuminating consumer issue this year. Rightfully so; consumers depend on antibiotics as a critical tool to help keep them healthy when they get ill, just as hog farmers depend on antimicrobials to help sick pigs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/antibiotic-resistance-human-and-animal-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/antibiotic-resistance-human-and-animal-issue#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Antibiotics Wed, 20 May 2015 21:32:00 +0000 57161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2015 Pork Master: Merlin Lindemann, University of Kentucky Professor http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/2015-pork-master-merlin-lindemann-university-kentucky-professor <div class="field-byline"> By Willie Vogt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Charting a path for swine nutrition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Merlin Lindemann took a turn toward vitamins and trace minerals for his career, and never looked back, which is good news for the industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/2015-pork-master-merlin-lindemann-university-kentucky-professor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/2015-pork-master-merlin-lindemann-university-kentucky-professor#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Wed, 20 May 2015 17:00:00 +0000 57091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Willie Vogt Are sows leaving the herd too early? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-sows-leaving-herd-too-early <div class="field-byline"> Source: Feeding for 30 program </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Increasing lactation feed intake and lameness prevention may support sow longevity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-sows-leaving-herd-too-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-sows-leaving-herd-too-early#comments Nutrition Sow Management Wed, 20 May 2015 16:43:00 +0000 57081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Growth and nutrition effects on gilt development http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/growth-and-nutrition-effects-gilt-development <div class="field-byline"> By JL Vallet, USDA, ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Growth and development affects not only a gilt’s ability to reach puberty, it also likely affects their reproductive performance through later parities and their physical soundness as they age.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/growth-and-nutrition-effects-gilt-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/growth-and-nutrition-effects-gilt-development#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Reproduction Sow Management Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:16:00 +0000 55811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com First lactation management http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/first-lactation-management <div class="field-byline"> By Nathalie L. Trottier, Michigan State University Department of Animal Science Associate Professor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Preparing the gilt well for a successful first lactation will impact lactation performance in subsequent parities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/first-lactation-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/first-lactation-management#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Reproduction Sow Management Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:10:00 +0000 55931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Almost $3 million awarded to increase food security through improved livestock health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three research grants have been announced by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture designed to boost food security by minimizing livestock losses to insects and diseases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:38:00 +0000 56201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Draft guidance for safety of animal feed clarified http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified <div class="field-byline"> Source: Food &amp; Drug Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FDA clarifies draft guidance for safety of animal feed on the farm</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified#comments Business Food Animal Report Nutrition Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:46:00 +0000 55861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com White House releases plan to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/white-house-releases-plan-combat-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The White House's “National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria” addresses the administration’s efforts on antibiotic resistance as well as last year’s policy recommendations of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The plan reaches across a number of departments and agencies and includes $1.2 billion the administration proposed in its fiscal year ’16 budget.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/white-house-releases-plan-combat-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/white-house-releases-plan-combat-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:38:00 +0000 55551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Farmers to plant record soybean acres http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/farmers-plant-record-soybean-acres <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. farmers have indicated they will be planting a record 84.6 million acres of soybeans in 2015, according to the USDA’s “Prospective Plantings” report. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/farmers-plant-record-soybean-acres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/farmers-plant-record-soybean-acres#comments Business Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:24:00 +0000 55541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com