Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Initial research shows medium chain fatty acids protect pigs from PEDV http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/initial-research-shows-medium-chain-fatty-acids-protect-pigs-pedv <div class="field-byline"> Source: Kansas State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas State University researchers have proven that when swine feed contains medium chain fatty acids those pigs will be able to fend off the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus which claimed an estimated 8 million pigs in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/initial-research-shows-medium-chain-fatty-acids-protect-pigs-pedv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/initial-research-shows-medium-chain-fatty-acids-protect-pigs-pedv#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition PEDV Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:57:00 +0000 64251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Kansas State University grain science and industry master&rsquo;s student Mary&nbsp;Muckey, left, and doctoral student Roger Cochrane evaluate the use of medium chain fatty acids for antiviral and antibacterial purposes in swine feed.</p> Kansas State University Ag research big winner in president’s FY ’17 budget http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/ag-research-big-winner-president-s-fy-17-budget <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Early indications are agricultural research will be a big winner when President Obama releases his Fiscal Year ’17 budget. The administration’s budget is proposing $700 million for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/ag-research-big-winner-president-s-fy-17-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/ag-research-big-winner-president-s-fy-17-budget#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Legislative Preview Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:09:00 +0000 64191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>President Obama</p> Getty Images/Alex Wong Youth with a hunger to advance the pork business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/youth-hunger-advance-pork-business <div class="node-body article-body">In a few minutes with the National Junior Swine Association recipients of The Maschhoffs Pork Production scholarship — Morgan Cox, Danika Miller, Lexi Marek, Jackson Johnson and Caleb Grohmann — one can see an openness to accept change and a drive to advance the U.S. pork business beyond conceivable limits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/youth-hunger-advance-pork-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/youth-hunger-advance-pork-business#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:25:00 +0000 64161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Maschhoffs">Maschhoffs</span>&nbsp;Pork Production&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="NJSA">NJSA</span>&nbsp;2015 Scholarship winners: (front row, from left) Morgan Cox,&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Danika">Danika</span>&nbsp;Miller and&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Lexi">Lexi</span>&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Marek">Marek</span>; (back row) Jackson Johnson and Caleb&nbsp;Grohmann.&nbsp;</p> Cheryl Day Trust the gut, beat stressful weaning lags http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/trust-gut-beat-stressful-weaning-lags <div class="node-body article-body">Weaning is a defining moment in a pig’s lifetime performance. Overall, gastrointestinal disorders are a major drain to profit margins in animal production. Adam Moeser, D.V.M. Ph.D. at Michigan State University, says gut function and susceptibility to disease is multifactorial and involves interaction between pathogens, pigs and the environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/trust-gut-beat-stressful-weaning-lags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/trust-gut-beat-stressful-weaning-lags#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:04:00 +0000 64141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com The Ajinomoto Group to begin production of feed-grade tryptophan in North America http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/ajinomoto-group-begin-production-feed-grade-tryptophan-north-america <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Group&nbsp;Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co.&nbsp;Inc., will begin production of feed-grade tryptophan in North America in addition to its existing operations in Europe. With the addition of this product line in North America, the Ajinomoto Group will stabilize profits in the animal nutrition business by strengthening the flexibility of its production system, which can switch product lines in response to changes in market prices.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/ajinomoto-group-begin-production-feed-grade-tryptophan-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Nutrition Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:58:03 +0000 64081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Animal products, foods with USDA-approved labels exempt from Vermont’s GMO labeling http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/animal-products-foods-usda-approved-labels-exempt-vermont-s-gmo-labeling <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Vermont GMO labeling regulations exempt “animal products and foods bearing USDA-approved labels” from the labeling requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/animal-products-foods-usda-approved-labels-exempt-vermont-s-gmo-labeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/animal-products-foods-usda-approved-labels-exempt-vermont-s-gmo-labeling#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Legislative Preview Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:14:00 +0000 63921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA names new head of animal care http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-names-new-head-animal-care <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bernadette Juarez has been named the new acting deputy administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Animal Care program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-names-new-head-animal-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-names-new-head-animal-care#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:17:00 +0000 63901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2016 Iowa Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2016-iowa-pork-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Iowa Pork Congress is the largest winter swine trade show in the United States, annually attracting 5,000 visitors from more than a dozen states. Attendees visit with nearly 300 companies promoting their products and services for the swine industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2016-iowa-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2016-iowa-pork-congress#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:04:00 +0000 63881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Energy values of soybean meal may depend on where beans are grown http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/energy-values-soybean-meal-may-depend-where-beans-are-grown <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Results of recent research at the University of Illinois indicate that book values for energy in soybean meal underestimate the energy value of soybean meal produced in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/energy-values-soybean-meal-may-depend-where-beans-are-grown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/energy-values-soybean-meal-may-depend-where-beans-are-grown#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:27:00 +0000 63831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Bipartisan support to delay hog inspection rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bipartisan-support-delay-hog-inspection-rule <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A bipartisan group of Congressmen concerned that fewer inspectors in plants and relying on company employees to take over various duties will lead to lower food safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bipartisan-support-delay-hog-inspection-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bipartisan-support-delay-hog-inspection-rule#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Resources Legislative Preview Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:56:00 +0000 63791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com