Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en NutriQuest welcomes new senior swine nutritionist http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nutriquest-welcomes-new-senior-swine-nutritionist <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Dustin Dean, Ph.D., has joined NutriQuest as a senior swine nutritionist. He will be responsible for assisting clients in enhancing and maintaining nutrition programs for their swine herds with the goal of helping them accomplish their production objectives.<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2015/10/Dustin_Dean-NutriQuest%20180.jpg" style="width: 120px; height: 168px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; float: right;" /> </p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nutriquest-welcomes-new-senior-swine-nutritionist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Nutrition Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Feed wheat to hogs with proper precautions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/feed-wheat-hogs-proper-precautions <div class="node-body article-body">Though the price of wheat may entice hog producers to add the small grain to swine diets, Kansas State’s Mike Tokach urges producers to tread carefully, heeding precautions. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/feed-wheat-hogs-proper-precautions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/feed-wheat-hogs-proper-precautions#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:21:00 +0000 70141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Sean Gallup FDA seeks input on judicious use of medically important antimicrobials http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fda-seeks-input-judicious-use-medically-important-antimicrobials <div class="node-body article-body">FDA seeks input on judicious use of medically important microbials; producers win appeal versus EPA; WTO complaint filed against China subsidies; large corn and soybean crops projected.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fda-seeks-input-judicious-use-medically-important-antimicrobials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fda-seeks-input-judicious-use-medically-important-antimicrobials#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:25:00 +0000 70051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producers advised to safeguard feed based on early harvest samples confirming quality risk http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/producers-advised-safeguard-feed-based-early-harvest-samples-confirming-quality-risk <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>With early harvest feed grain samples confirming a high risk year for potential feed quality issues, livestock operations and feed mills are advised to take cautionary steps to safeguard feed quality and livestock performance. &ldquo;The risk of feed grain quality issues that can affect livestock performance is quite high this year,&rdquo; says Rob Patterson, technical director for Canadian Bio-Systems Inc.&nbsp;&ldquo;That&rsquo;s no surprise with the type of growing season it has been across the Prairies.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/producers-advised-safeguard-feed-based-early-harvest-samples-confirming-quality-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Nutrition Feed Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:23:16 +0000 69991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Diamond V plans for major expansion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/diamond-v-plans-major-expansion <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Diamond V plans to expand manufacturing capacity to support the increased production of natural, nutritional health products for animals.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/diamond-v-plans-major-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Nutrition Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 69981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Castration method allows barrows fast, efficient growth http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/castration-method-allows-barrows-fast-efficient-growth <div class="node-body article-body">For hog producers looking for different alternatives to physical castration, immunological castration offers many advantages including males grow more efficiently and produce leaner carcasses than those that were physically castrated. ISU and U of I research confirms that tweaking the feed diet can enhance the feed efficiency further. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/castration-method-allows-barrows-fast-efficient-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/castration-method-allows-barrows-fast-efficient-growth#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Nutrition Business & Marketing Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:21:00 +0000 69901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>For hog producers looking for different alternatives to physical castration, immunological castration (IC) may be the place to turn.&nbsp;</p> Cheryl Day Find your marketing ‘sweet spot’ http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/find-your-marketing-sweet-spot <div class="node-body article-body">The global meat trade is facing aggressive competition with exchange rate volatility. Now is a good time for hog producers to examine their marketing goals and determine the target consumer.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/find-your-marketing-sweet-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/find-your-marketing-sweet-spot#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Business & Marketing Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:13:00 +0000 69861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>With all major proteins expanding at the same time, it may be a good idea to research new marketing opportunities.</p> Getty Images/ Scot Olson Producers should see VCPRs as animal health opportunity http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/producers-should-see-vcprs-animal-health-opportunity <div class="field-byline"> By Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM, Professor, South Dakota State University Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As Jan. 1 nears, it cannot be stressed enough the importance of producers establishing a strong relationship with a herd veterinarian — actually it will be required under the expanded Veterinary Feed Directive.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/producers-should-see-vcprs-animal-health-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/producers-should-see-vcprs-animal-health-opportunity#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:51:00 +0000 69721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock U of I, Chinese researchers team up to study energy digestibility in wheat bran fed to pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/u-i-chinese-researchers-team-study-energy-digestibility-wheat-bran-fed-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As producers turn to implementing co-products into swine diets there is a need to determine the energy contribution from fiber-rich ingredients. But the effect of dietary fiber on heat production and net energy of diets is unclear.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/u-i-chinese-researchers-team-study-energy-digestibility-wheat-bran-fed-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/u-i-chinese-researchers-team-study-energy-digestibility-wheat-bran-fed-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:26:00 +0000 69691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com ADM debuts customizable feed solutions platform at Farm Progress Show http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/adm-debuts-customizable-feed-solutions-platform-farm-progress-show <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Co., launched a customizable feed solutions platform for livestock producers that helps animals adapt to nutritional stresses, enhances animal wellbeing and productivity and ultimately helps increase profit potential for producers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/adm-debuts-customizable-feed-solutions-platform-farm-progress-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Nutrition Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000 69711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com