Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Draft guidance for safety of animal feed clarified http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified 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FDA clarifies draft guidance for safety of animal feed on the farm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/animal-well-being/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified#comments Animal Well-Being 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 Updating mineral nutrition in pig diets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/updating-mineral-nutrition-pig-diets <div class="field-byline"> Source | </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>How does the feed industry determine appropriate trace-mineral concentrations when formulating swine diets? A reference commonly relied upon is the report from the National Research Council (NRC), “Nutrient Requirements of Swine,” which was most recently updated in 2012. The problem with the NRC requirements, is that they are based on information that is over a decade and half old. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/updating-mineral-nutrition-pig-diets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech/updating-mineral-nutrition-pig-diets#comments Alltech Nutrition Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:33:00 +0000 55431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Manage feed to maximize efficiency, net revenue http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue <div class="field-byline"> By Daniel Columbus, Prairie Swine Centre nutrition research associate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With feed being the largest cost facing pork producers, it is imperative that producers understand current production and to make informed management decisions regarding feed. They also need to understand exactly what is being measured and how to interpret this data, otherwise costly mistakes can be made.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:17:00 +0000 55331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Shutterstock Last trimester nutritional needs of sows lead to more productivity http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/last-trimester-nutritional-needs-sows-lead-more-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Source: South Dakota State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fulfilling a sow’s increased nutritional needs in the last trimester may lead to greater productivity for both the mother and her piglets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/last-trimester-nutritional-needs-sows-lead-more-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/last-trimester-nutritional-needs-sows-lead-more-productivity#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Reproduction Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:03:00 +0000 55161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>South Dakota State University doctoral student Agatha Ampaire and assistant professor Crystal Levesque hold three-week-old piglets that are approximately 10 pounds each. Through a pilot project, they are comparing bump feed and phase feeding of sow in gestations to evaluate whether a diet specially formulated for changing gestational needs will improve performance of the sow and her offspring.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Submitted 4 factors to consider when raising antibiotic-free pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/4-factors-consider-when-raising-antibiotic-free-pigs <div class="field-byline"> By Danilo Sotto Jr., Prairie Swine Centre doctorate student </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers are continually demanding transparency as to how the animal products they consume are grown, thus pork producers are looking at raising hogs in antibiotic-free systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/4-factors-consider-when-raising-antibiotic-free-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/4-factors-consider-when-raising-antibiotic-free-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Antibiotics Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:44:00 +0000 55141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo 5 things your nutritionist wants to know about your pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Formulating the proper diets to deliver optimal performance at a competitive price is the goal of most swine nutritionists. Creating that feeding program requires a clear understanding of the ingredients that are available, the type of pigs that will be fed and the management style involved with those pigs. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Hubbard Feeds Nutrition Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:23:00 +0000 54631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com UI study shows pigs regulate sulfur retention in DDGS diets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distillers dried grains with solubles is becoming a more common ingredient in swine diets. However, DDGS can be high in sulfur, and data are limited on the amount of sulfur that pigs can tolerate in the diet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:33:00 +0000 54581 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Water conservation adds up in swine operations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water conservation in a swine operation is good for the environment, as well as for the swine operation's bottom line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Nutrition Manure Management Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:14:00 +0000 53701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com