Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Purina selects the RxExpress platform for VFD compliance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/purina-selects-rxexpress-platform-vfd-compliance <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Purina Animal Nutrition has selected the RxExpress&nbsp;software platform from New Planet Technologies as its tool to help meet feed documentation requirements of the Veterinary Feed Directive. This federal regulation mandates documentation of a veterinarian&rsquo;s approval to feed or distribute feed additive antibiotics that are deemed medically important to production livestock. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/purina-selects-rxexpress-platform-vfd-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:07:36 +0000 66461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AASV provides hog biosecurity fact sheets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/aasv-provides-hog-biosecurity-fact-sheets <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fact sheets are now available to help hog producers and feed delivery personnel gain a better understanding of major swine diseases and the biosecurity practices that will minimize the risk of pathogen transmission during feed deliveries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/aasv-provides-hog-biosecurity-fact-sheets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/aasv-provides-hog-biosecurity-fact-sheets#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Biosecurity Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:54:00 +0000 66351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Hypor invests in new technology for swine genetic improvement http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/hypor-invests-new-technology-swine-genetic-improvement <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Hypor is growing the number of pigs it tests by 25%&nbsp;with the addition of several Pig Performance feeding stations at its nucleus facility in Abernethy, Saskatchewan.</p> <p>The new Pig Performance feeding stations will be installed by June.</p> <p>&ldquo;By increasing our feeding stations we&rsquo;ll be able to collect more phenotypes and make faster genetic improvements for the whole swine industry,&rdquo; says Hypor Director of Research and Development Abe Huisman.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/hypor-invests-new-technology-swine-genetic-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Nutrition Feed Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:12:10 +0000 66311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Is mineral choice shortchanging swine producers on vitamins? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/mineral-choice-shortchanging-swine-producers-vitamins <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Vitamins are one of the most expensive and essential additions in the swine nutritionist&rsquo;s arsenal.&nbsp; Added to feedstuffs at very low rates, the loss of these essential nutrients can be detrimental to pig health if they become damaged during feed manufacturing or storage. &nbsp;New research demonstrates that the choice of mineral supplement is not only important in terms of mineral absorption, but equally can result in the destruction of vitamins in the feed.</p> <p><em>Influential factors on vitamin stability and efficacy</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/mineral-choice-shortchanging-swine-producers-vitamins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Facilities Nutrition Feed Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:38:00 +0000 66211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Alltech agrees to acquire Keenan, Ireland’s leading farming solutions manufacturer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/alltech-agrees-acquire-keenan-ireland-s-leading-farming-solutions-manufacturer <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Alltech has agreed to acquire Keenan, a leading farming solutions company in Ireland. Keenan, now part of the Alltech family of companies, is the 14<sup>th</sup> acquisition for Alltech globally since 2011.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/alltech-agrees-acquire-keenan-ireland-s-leading-farming-solutions-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/alltech-agrees-acquire-keenan-ireland-s-leading-farming-solutions-manufacturer#comments Business Marketing Nutrition Business & Marketing Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:12:00 +0000 66181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Blueprint: Selection for feed efficiency helps pigs adapt to stressors http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/blueprint-selection-feed-efficiency-helps-pigs-adapt-stressors <div class="field-byline"> By Samaneh Azarpajouh, Jessica Colpoys, Jack Dekkers, Nicholas Gabler, John Patience and Anna Johnson, Iowa State University, Department of Animal Science </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selection for feed efficiency has been accelerated by directly measuring feed intake and, therefore, feed efficiency on animals in nucleus breeding populations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/blueprint-selection-feed-efficiency-helps-pigs-adapt-stressors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/blueprint-selection-feed-efficiency-helps-pigs-adapt-stressors#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Nutrition Blueprint Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:23:00 +0000 66091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Carbadox, a drug hog farmers can’t afford to ditch http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/carbadox-drug-hog-farmers-can-t-afford-ditch <div class="node-body article-body">Carbadox is a drug of choice among U.S. hog producers to safely control bacterial diseases. Last week, the FDA took the first steps to take this valuable drug away. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/carbadox-drug-hog-farmers-can-t-afford-ditch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/carbadox-drug-hog-farmers-can-t-afford-ditch#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing Nutrition Feed Antibiotics Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:35:00 +0000 66011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Unfortunately, there is no ideal substitute for&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="carbadox">carbadox</span>. Given its effectiveness, the removal of the product from the marketplace could increase the use of other antibiotics.</p> National Pork Board AB Vista appoints technical services and sales coordinator for North America http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ab-vista-appoints-technical-services-and-sales-coordinator-north-america <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>The newest addition to the AB Vista team, Kendre Stringfellow, has been appointed as North America technical services and sales coordinator.<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2015/10/AB%20Kendre%20Stringfellow%20180.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 249px; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>Stringfellow will provide technical support to AB Vista and Aunir customers in North America. Aunir, a division of animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, is the leading independent NIR calibration development and delivery company.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ab-vista-appoints-technical-services-and-sales-coordinator-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000 65981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Antibiotics: How'd we get here and where do we go? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antibiotics-howd-we-get-here-and-where-do-we-go <div class="node-body gallery-body">Antibiotic use on U.S. livestock farms is going to change due consumer perceptions of mis- or overuse, as well as because of the continued growth of antibiotic resistance. How did we get to this point, and where do we go from here? Will livestock producers have to say goodbye to all antibiotics in their operations? The short answer is, no. Animal health experts agree that complete removal of antibiotics would create negative animal welfare issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antibiotics-howd-we-get-here-and-where-do-we-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antibiotics-howd-we-get-here-and-where-do-we-go#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Nutrition Resources Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:04:00 +0000 65971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pig and poultry diets: DDGs may be door to mycotoxin exposure http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pig-and-poultry-diets-ddgs-may-be-door-mycotoxin-exposure <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2016/04/2016CornGrainInfographic800x500F.png" style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px; margin-right: 5px; margin-left: 5px; width: 350px; height: 313px; float: right;" />Since the release of Alltech&rsquo;s 2015 North America Harvest Analysis results, some pork and poultry producers have found a new source for mycotoxin contamination, this time during the process of renewable fuel production.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pig-and-poultry-diets-ddgs-may-be-door-mycotoxin-exposure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Feed Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:44:59 +0000 65881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com