Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Natural enzyme examined as antibiotics alternative http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/natural-enzyme-examined-antibiotics-alternative <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA Agricultural Research Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The results showed that piglets on lysozyme- or antibiotic-treated feeds grew approximately 12 percent faster than untreated pigs—even in uncleaned pens, suggesting that the treatments successfully ameliorated the effects of indirect immune challenge in the animals. Necropsies revealed intestinal differences between untreated and treated piglets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/natural-enzyme-examined-antibiotics-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/natural-enzyme-examined-antibiotics-alternative#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Fri, 29 May 2015 12:10:00 +0000 57421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>ARS scientists are studying a natural antimicrobial enzyme as a possible alternative to antibiotics for promoting pig health and growth.</p> Gloria Solano-Aguilar. 2015 Pork Masters http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2015-pork-masters <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Masters of the Pork Industry are a very special, handpicked group of pork industry leaders. These are their stories.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 2 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2015-pork-masters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2015-pork-masters#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Nutrition Wed, 27 May 2015 11:27:00 +0000 57351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Antibiotic resistance: a human and animal issue http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/antibiotic-resistance-human-and-animal-issue <div class="node-body article-body">Antibiotics and their use in food animals will be the illuminating consumer issue this year. Rightfully so; consumers depend on antibiotics as a critical tool to help keep them healthy when they get ill, just as hog farmers depend on antimicrobials to help sick pigs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/antibiotic-resistance-human-and-animal-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/antibiotic-resistance-human-and-animal-issue#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Antibiotics Wed, 20 May 2015 21:32:00 +0000 57161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2015 Pork Master: Merlin Lindemann, University of Kentucky Professor http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/2015-pork-master-merlin-lindemann-university-kentucky-professor <div class="field-byline"> By Willie Vogt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Charting a path for swine nutrition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Merlin Lindemann took a turn toward vitamins and trace minerals for his career, and never looked back, which is good news for the industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/2015-pork-master-merlin-lindemann-university-kentucky-professor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/2015-pork-master-merlin-lindemann-university-kentucky-professor#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Wed, 20 May 2015 17:00:00 +0000 57091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Willie Vogt Are sows leaving the herd too early? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-sows-leaving-herd-too-early <div class="field-byline"> Source: Feeding for 30 program </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Increasing lactation feed intake and lameness prevention may support sow longevity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-sows-leaving-herd-too-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-sows-leaving-herd-too-early#comments Nutrition Sow Management Wed, 20 May 2015 16:43:00 +0000 57081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Growth and nutrition effects on gilt development http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/growth-and-nutrition-effects-gilt-development <div class="field-byline"> By JL Vallet, USDA, ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Growth and development affects not only a gilt’s ability to reach puberty, it also likely affects their reproductive performance through later parities and their physical soundness as they age.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/growth-and-nutrition-effects-gilt-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/growth-and-nutrition-effects-gilt-development#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Reproduction Sow Management Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:16:00 +0000 55811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com First lactation management http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/first-lactation-management <div class="field-byline"> By Nathalie L. Trottier, Michigan State University Department of Animal Science Associate Professor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Preparing the gilt well for a successful first lactation will impact lactation performance in subsequent parities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/first-lactation-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/first-lactation-management#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Reproduction Sow Management Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:10:00 +0000 55931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Almost $3 million awarded to increase food security through improved livestock health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three research grants have been announced by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture designed to boost food security by minimizing livestock losses to insects and diseases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:38:00 +0000 56201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Draft guidance for safety of animal feed clarified http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/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/nutrition/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/draft-guidance-safety-animal-feed-clarified#comments 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