Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en 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 Do Pigs Selected for Feed Efficiency Traits Respond Differently to Stress? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/do-pigs-selected-feed-efficiency-traits-respond-differently-stress <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Breeding for improved feed efficiency may decrease the animal’s stress adaptation, thus resulting in adverse effects on livestock behavior, management and welfare.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/do-pigs-selected-feed-efficiency-traits-respond-differently-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/do-pigs-selected-feed-efficiency-traits-respond-differently-stress#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Feed Costs Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:09:00 +0000 53231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ohio Pork Council increases consumer comfort with cooking pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ohio-pork-council-increases-consumer-comfort-cooking-pork <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio Pork Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort to build consumers’ comfort with cooking pork, the Ohio Pork Council partnered with four other state pork associations to create 16 videos featuring step-by-step instructions for cooking pork recipes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ohio-pork-council-increases-consumer-comfort-cooking-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ohio-pork-council-increases-consumer-comfort-cooking-pork#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Pork is Delicious Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:40:00 +0000 53121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Three Factors are Impacting Current Corn Prices http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-factors-are-impacting-current-corn-prices <div class="field-byline"> Source: FarmPolicy.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A number of factors have contributed to the strength in corn prices over the past six weeks says University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-factors-are-impacting-current-corn-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-factors-are-impacting-current-corn-prices#comments Food Animal Report Nutrition Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 53041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Genetics Start of a Good Sow Herd http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/genetics-start-good-sow-herd <div class="node-body article-body">There are many factors that play into the productivity and health of your sow herd, but a lot of those other factors will mean little if you start with poor sow genetics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/genetics-start-good-sow-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/genetics-start-good-sow-herd#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Reproduction Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 52631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Aquatic Plant Provides Fuel for People and Food for Pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/aquatic-plant-provides-fuel-people-and-food-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lemnaceae, commonly known as duckweed, is a small, free-floating aquatic plant with great potential for environmentally friendly applications. It can be used for the production of ethanol, biodiesel, and plastics. Research at the University of Illinois indicates that duckweed may also be a good protein source for swine diets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/aquatic-plant-provides-fuel-people-and-food-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/aquatic-plant-provides-fuel-people-and-food-pigs#comments Food Animal Report Nutrition Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:48:00 +0000 52591 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senators Ask FDA for More Antibiotics Data http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senators-ask-fda-more-antibiotics-data <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are urging the Food and Drug Administration to issue a rule to increase data collection on the use of medically important antibiotics in agriculture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senators-ask-fda-more-antibiotics-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senators-ask-fda-more-antibiotics-data#comments Animal Well-Being Business Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 +0000 52321 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Universities Create Antibiotics Task Force http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/universities-create-antibiotics-task-force <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A “Task Force on Antibiotics Resistance in Production Agriculture” has been created by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/universities-create-antibiotics-task-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/universities-create-antibiotics-task-force#comments Animal Well-Being Business Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:27:00 +0000 52311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Starter Diets and Beyond: Benefits of Spray Dried Plasma http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/starter-diets-and-beyond-benefits-spray-dried-plasma <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Crenshaw, PhD, Director of Technical Services, APC Inc. Joy Campbell, PhD, Sr. Director of Research &amp; Development N.A., APC Inc. Javier Polo, PhD, Vice President Research &amp; Development, APC Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Young pigs are the future of an operation’s productivity. Overall health, growth, and even market weight depend on a weanling pig’s success. And since weaning is one of the most stressful events that pigs experience, producers need to have a tool to get young pigs back on track as fast as possible. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/starter-diets-and-beyond-benefits-spray-dried-plasma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/starter-diets-and-beyond-benefits-spray-dried-plasma#comments Health Nutrition PEDV Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:11:00 +0000 52221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cargill Launches Nutrition Program for Finisher Pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/cargill-launches-nutrition-program-finisher-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: Cargill </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog producers looking to cut feed costs in their finishing units now have another option. Cargill’s animal nutrition business has launched the MAX system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/cargill-launches-nutrition-program-finisher-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/cargill-launches-nutrition-program-finisher-pigs#comments Business Food Animal Report Nutrition Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:32:00 +0000 52181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com