Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Breaking the code to better digestion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/breaking-code-better-digestion <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SPONSORED: With 70% of production costs coming from feed, a question on most producers’ minds is “Are they getting the most from their feed?” To get a pig to 290 pounds, it takes around 700 pounds of feed; that’s 2.4 pounds of feed for the animal to gain one pound. This challenge has producers constantly worrying about commodity prices</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/breaking-code-better-digestion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/breaking-code-better-digestion#comments Animal Well-Being Alltech Nutrition Feed Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:14:00 +0000 58311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Succeed in tough times with eyes on costs and hog herd health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Veterinary experts provide goals and insights to boost profits in today’s market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cost of production and herd health should always be top-of-mind for hog producers, but more so as market prices turn south.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:53:00 +0000 58181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pushing feed efficiency http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/pushing-feed-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">As a large expense item on the financial statement, feed costs need to be refined to reach profit and production goals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/pushing-feed-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/pushing-feed-efficiency#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Feed Feed Costs Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:26:00 +0000 57961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Sierra Day Getting newly weaned pigs off to a good start http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/getting-newly-weaned-pigs-good-start <div class="field-byline"> By Denise Beaulieu, research scientist, nutrition, Prairie Swine Centre Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p align="left">Feed costs represent the single largest cost of getting a commercial pig to market. A diet that maximizes profitability maintains an optimal level of performance at the lowest cost. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/getting-newly-weaned-pigs-good-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/getting-newly-weaned-pigs-good-start#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Feed Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:33:00 +0000 57951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2015 Pork Master: Noel Garbes, Swine veterinarian http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/2015-pork-master-noel-garbes-swine-veterinarian <div class="field-deck"> Sincerely caring for pigs and people </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Noel Garbes would humbly tell you he is just a normal veterinarian helping his clients to raise healthy animals. Yet, after visiting with Garbes for a few minutes, it is obvious that he has an authentic passion for pigs and people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/2015-pork-master-noel-garbes-swine-veterinarian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/2015-pork-master-noel-garbes-swine-veterinarian#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:14:00 +0000 57141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p class="7Caption" style="line-height: normal; border-style: none;"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:windowtext">Noel Garbes discusses health management with northern Illinois hog producer Carl Heide.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Researchers look at lower-cost alternative protein source for pig diets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/researchers-look-lower-cost-alternative-protein-source-pig-diets <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at the University of Illinois are investigating a co-product of synthetic threonine as a lower-cost alternative protein source to fish meal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/researchers-look-lower-cost-alternative-protein-source-pig-diets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/researchers-look-lower-cost-alternative-protein-source-pig-diets#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:23:00 +0000 57721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Developing biosecurity feed supply strategies http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/developing-biosecurity-feed-supply-strategies <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The feed and ingredient manufacturing industries now have a new set of guidelines to assist in the development of biosecurity practices to control biological hazards that may contribute to the spread of animal diseases.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/developing-biosecurity-feed-supply-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/developing-biosecurity-feed-supply-strategies#comments Nutrition Feed Biosecurity Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:07:00 +0000 57631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Sierra Day 2015 Pork Master: Hank Harris, Vaccine company entrepreneur http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/2015-pork-master-hank-harris-vaccine-company-entrepreneur <div class="field-byline"> By Willie Vogt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Creating new solutions to swine disease </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hank Harris has a long history of innovation in the swine industry, and for the last decade he’s targeted a new approach to curing PRRS, but on the way found a tool against PED.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/2015-pork-master-hank-harris-vaccine-company-entrepreneur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/2015-pork-master-hank-harris-vaccine-company-entrepreneur#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health Nutrition Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:41:00 +0000 57121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Hank Harris turned to new technology to create Harrisvaccines, and along the way he is developing a rapid-response tool for animal disease outbreaks.</p> Willie Vogt Couldn't make it to World Pork Expo? Here's some of what you missed http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/couldnt-make-it-world-pork-expo-heres-some-what-you-missed <div class="node-body gallery-body">World Pork Expo packs a lot of activities into three days. Here are five things that you may have missed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/couldnt-make-it-world-pork-expo-heres-some-what-you-missed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/couldnt-make-it-world-pork-expo-heres-some-what-you-missed#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Fri, 05 Jun 2015 02:56:00 +0000 57571 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Veterinary Feed Directive final rule issued by FDA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/veterinary-feed-directive-final-rule-issued-fda <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the Veterinary Feed Directive final rule, an important piece of the agency’s overall strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/veterinary-feed-directive-final-rule-issued-fda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/veterinary-feed-directive-final-rule-issued-fda#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Nutrition Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:41:00 +0000 57531 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com