Nutrition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en EPA proposes increase in RFS for 2017; still below Congressional levels http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/epa-proposes-increase-rfs-2017-still-below-congressional-levels <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the Renewable Fuels Standard renewable volume obligations for 2017 at 18.8 billion gallons of renewable fuels with 14.8 billion gallons from corn ethanol.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/epa-proposes-increase-rfs-2017-still-below-congressional-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/epa-proposes-increase-rfs-2017-still-below-congressional-levels#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 23 May 2016 15:46:00 +0000 67111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Microbial xylanase added to pig diets containing rice bran increases energy value http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/microbial-xylanase-added-pig-diets-containing-rice-bran-increases-energy-value <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">​Research at the University of Illinois is finding ways to make rice bran more efficient as a feed ingredient for pigs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/microbial-xylanase-added-pig-diets-containing-rice-bran-increases-energy-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/microbial-xylanase-added-pig-diets-containing-rice-bran-increases-energy-value#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Tue, 17 May 2016 19:47:00 +0000 66961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com More hog profits in the year ahead, tempered by meat production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-hog-profits-year-ahead-tempered-meat-production <div class="node-body article-body">Meat production is expected to continue to rise, but so is per capita consumption.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-hog-profits-year-ahead-tempered-meat-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-hog-profits-year-ahead-tempered-meat-production#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Mon, 16 May 2016 19:06:00 +0000 66951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Record corn crop coming http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-corn-crop-coming <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA is predicting a record corn crop of 14.4 billion bushels this year. According to USDA’s latest projection, “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates,” this year’s crop would be 214 million bushels above the previous record in 2014, and 829 million bushels above last year.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-corn-crop-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-corn-crop-coming#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 16 May 2016 14:51:00 +0000 66921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Nursery weight predicts finishing pig performance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/nursery-weight-predicts-finishing-pig-performance <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>New research from Purina Animal Nutrition shows that every pound a pig gains at weaning can be correlated to nearly 2 pounds at the end of nursery and nearly 4 pounds at finishing.</p> <p>Challenges with feed consumption ranked high in results from a recent industry survey; 85%&nbsp;of pork producers saw early feed consumption as a challenge.<a href="#_ftn1" name="_ftnref1" title=""><sup>[1]</sup></a> The impacts of this challenge reach far beyond the nursery.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/nursery-weight-predicts-finishing-pig-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Feed Fri, 13 May 2016 15:50:23 +0000 66881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Wheat survey helps maximize feed value http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/wheat-survey-helps-maximize-feed-value <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>New data from a survey of wheat samples from across Canada is helping to drive optimized feeding strategies for pigs and poultry. The survey was led by Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.) and the University of Manitoba in cooperation with farming operations and feed mills across four provinces.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/wheat-survey-helps-maximize-feed-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Nutrition Thu, 12 May 2016 13:11:07 +0000 66811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com SMS records show performance growth in 11-plus years http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/sms-records-show-performance-growth-11-plus-years <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Perusing database farms shows performance variances in the top 10% compared with all farms.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/sms-records-show-performance-growth-11-plus-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/sms-records-show-performance-growth-11-plus-years#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Mon, 09 May 2016 19:58:00 +0000 66721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Swine industry in era of winners, losers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/swine-industry-era-winners-losers <div class="node-body article-body">Myriad production issues, outside impacts will drive short- and long-term U.S. swine industry.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/swine-industry-era-winners-losers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/swine-industry-era-winners-losers#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Mon, 09 May 2016 16:26:00 +0000 66711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo USDA makes $6 million available for antimicrobial resistance research http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/usda-makes-6-million-available-antimicrobial-resistance-research <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA is making $6 million available through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/usda-makes-6-million-available-antimicrobial-resistance-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/usda-makes-6-million-available-antimicrobial-resistance-research#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 09 May 2016 15:25:00 +0000 66701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com American Veterinary Medical Association BASF and Balchem to collaborate on new product introduction http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/basf-and-balchem-collaborate-new-product-introduction <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>BASF and Balchem Corporation announce they are working together to bring next generation feed efficiency and health products to the North American swine industry.</p> <p>Backed by the extensive research capabilities of both companies, this relationship opens the door to a unique portfolio of products and technologies that improve feed hygiene, safety and overall animal performance.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/basf-and-balchem-collaborate-new-product-introduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Nutrition Mon, 09 May 2016 12:10:34 +0000 66671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com