Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en AFIA feels the FDA crosses line with proposal for monitoring antibiotics in ag http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Feed Industry Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Feed Industry Association’s legal counsel earlier this week submitted comments on behalf of the organization to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed rule making on antimicrobial animal drug sales and distribution reporting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Nutrition Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:38:00 +0000 59911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FDA releases biannual antimicrobial progress report http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-releases-biannual-antimicrobial-progress-report <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 its third progress report highlighting its recent actions to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals; public meeting also announced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-releases-biannual-antimicrobial-progress-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-releases-biannual-antimicrobial-progress-report#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Health Antibiotics Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:29:00 +0000 59901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senators ask for information on the overuse of antibiotics and animals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/senators-ask-information-overuse-antibiotics-and-animals <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Senators are asking for information on how the task force plans to address critical gaps in current Food & Drug Administration policies to address public health threats posed by the “overuse of antibiotics in food animals.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/senators-ask-information-overuse-antibiotics-and-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/senators-ask-information-overuse-antibiotics-and-animals#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:21:00 +0000 59881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ten things to know about VFD http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/ten-things-know-about-vfd <div class="node-body gallery-body">The way antibiotics are used on the farm will soon be changing, and during this transition period, hog farmers are encouraged to prepare for the adjustment now. Basically, this regulatory process is about modifying the way feed- and water-based antimicrobials are utilized in animal production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/ten-things-know-about-vfd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/ten-things-know-about-vfd#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Nutrition Health Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:57:00 +0000 59811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 U.S. agriculture production costs up from ’13 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-us-agriculture-production-costs-13 <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Animal feed was the largest expenditure for U.S. farmers at $63.7 billion, an increase of 16%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-us-agriculture-production-costs-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-us-agriculture-production-costs-13#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:47:00 +0000 59701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com TechMix enhances Blue2 for better hydration http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/techmix-enhances-blue2-better-hydration <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Proper hydration is critical for health and performance of all livestock - and now Blue2, by TechMix, <img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/blue2.jpg" style="width: 232px; height: 327px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" />has been reformulated to help hydrate even better. Blue2 is a Nutrient Dense Liquid that contains energy, electrolytes, and acidification. Recent laboratory screening tests verified that by boosting critical ingredient levels in Blue2, TechMix was able to enhance the osmolality of drinking water when&nbsp;Blue2 was added.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/techmix-enhances-blue2-better-hydration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Nutrition Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:17:57 +0000 59671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Prepare for changes in use of antibiotics http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/prepare-changes-use-antibiotics <div class="node-body article-body">The way antibiotics are used on the farm will soon be changing, and during this transition period, hog farmers are encouraged to prepare for the adjustment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/prepare-changes-use-antibiotics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/prepare-changes-use-antibiotics#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Health Antibiotics Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:07:00 +0000 59581 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Heat stress causes hog producers to sweat http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/heat-stress-causes-hog-producers-sweat <div class="node-body article-body">Sweltering heat of summer can have a large impact on the U.S. hog industry. Though the hogs themselves do not sweat, the producers will as heat stress makes a large economic dent in productivity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/heat-stress-causes-hog-producers-sweat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/heat-stress-causes-hog-producers-sweat#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Reproduction Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:29:00 +0000 59431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 3 ways to keep pigs hydrated http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/3-ways-keep-pigs-hydrated <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>When moved to the weaning facility, one of the first things a pig should&nbsp;do is look for water and take a drink. Unfortunately, the stress of movement, new surroundings and new pen&nbsp;mates can delay adequate hydration. Without prevention or support, this dehydration can delay performance and cause significant setbacks in young pigs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/3-ways-keep-pigs-hydrated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Nutrition Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:15:43 +0000 59401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Study: Carbohydrate composition in cereal co-products important to determine energy value http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/study-carbohydrate-composition-cereal-co-products-important-determine-energy-value <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Knowing the specific composition of the carbohydrates in a feed ingredient in a pig's diet is important for determining its energy value.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/study-carbohydrate-composition-cereal-co-products-important-determine-energy-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/study-carbohydrate-composition-cereal-co-products-important-determine-energy-value#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:52:00 +0000 59231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com