Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Production area does not affect phosphorus digestibility in soybean meal fed to pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/production-area-does-not-affect-phosphorus-digestibility-soybean-meal-fed-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The digestibility of phosphorus is the same in soybean meal grown in various regions in the United States,” says Hans Stein, professor of animal sciences at the University of Illinois.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/production-area-does-not-affect-phosphorus-digestibility-soybean-meal-fed-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/production-area-does-not-affect-phosphorus-digestibility-soybean-meal-fed-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:34:00 +0000 68931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson FDA begins on-farm inspections with VFD pilot project http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A U.S. Food and Drug Administration pilot project may be bringing FDA inspectors to farms leading up to new antibiotic regulations going into effect Jan. 1 under new Veterinary Feed Directive rules.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Antibiotics Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000 68871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Take precautions when feeding DON-contaminated wheat to pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs <div class="field-byline"> By Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Professor and Extension Swine Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deoxynivalenol-contaminated wheat can be added to pigs' diets if blended with an adequate mix of "clean" grain.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:37:00 +0000 68741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>While deoxynivalenol-contaminated grains can cause problems for livestock, pork producers have several options when dealing with this situation.</p> Getty Images/Sean Gallup Ralco honored for its commitment to Minnesota agricultural education http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ralco-honored-its-commitment-minnesota-agricultural-education <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>The Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators honored Ralco with its Business and Industry Award at the group&rsquo;s summer conference in St. Cloud July 7.</p> <p>&ldquo;The award recognizes businesses and organizations that have provided support, service and promotion of agricultural education in Minnesota,&rdquo; says Tom Appel, MAAE executive director and professional development coordinator.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ralco-honored-its-commitment-minnesota-agricultural-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 68731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Over the mountain: Advice from the other side of the group housing transition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/over-mountain-advice-other-side-group-housing-transition <div class="field-byline"> By Ann Marie Ames, Filament Marketing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Questions abound on the conversion to group sow housing. A World Pork Expo producer-to-producer panel of hog producers who have made the conversion answer some of those burning questions.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/over-mountain-advice-other-side-group-housing-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/over-mountain-advice-other-side-group-housing-transition#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:08:00 +0000 68641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Chelsea Allgier walks through a 275-sow group gestation pen at Jayce Mountain Pork in Fredericktown, Mo. The team at Jayce Mountain has learned sows in group gestation pens are less afraid of people than crate sows are. Workers can administer vaccines, do pregnancy checks and complete other tasks while the sows are in the group pens.</p> Submitted GMO labeling bill passes Senate http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate <div class="node-body article-body">On a strong bipartisan vote, the Senate passed the genetically modified organism labeling bill 63-30. House plans to consider the Senate GMO labeling bill this week. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:09:00 +0000 68551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Brendan Hoffman Pork Avenue Training Portal Take 5 training program http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program <div class="node-body article-body">Pork Avenue Training Portal has over 50 innovative lessons with its Take 5 training program to meet your operation’s training needs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:38:00 +0000 68501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com By-O-reg+ takes the popular vote http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/o-reg-takes-popular-vote <div class="node-body article-body">This year By-O-reg+ by Advanced Ag Products was voted as the “Producer’s Choice” by a narrow margin.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/o-reg-takes-popular-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/o-reg-takes-popular-vote#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:24:00 +0000 68491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Proactively manage animal health with PigWise http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/proactively-manage-animal-health-pigwise <div class="node-body article-body">Zoetis created PigWise, a web-based dashboard and mobile app that provides veterinarians and production managers with daily herd information. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/proactively-manage-animal-health-pigwise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/proactively-manage-animal-health-pigwise#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Thu, 07 Jul 2016 23:00:00 +0000 68461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Eva&nbsp;Jablonski&nbsp;(far right) walks New Product Tour panel members (from left) Jason Ross, Dale&nbsp;Stevermer&nbsp;and Aaron Lower through the&nbsp;PigWise&nbsp;platform.</p> Cheryl Day New Product Tour takes center stage at World Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-product-tour-takes-center-stage-world-pork-expo <div class="node-body article-body">Innovation is the backbone of the swine business, and it takes center stage at the World Pork Expo. The world’s largest pork-only trade show offers aisles of products, technologies and services for visitors from far and near to check out. For all pig farmers, one item on the “must see” list is the new products and innovations.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-product-tour-takes-center-stage-world-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-product-tour-takes-center-stage-world-pork-expo#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Thu, 07 Jul 2016 22:05:00 +0000 68431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Wesley Lack (right) of Maximum Ag Technologies explains the Maximus positive pressure management system to the New Product Tour panel &mdash; (from left) Joseph Zulovich, Aaron Lower and Jason Ross.</p>