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  • May 9, 2016
    press release

    BASF and Balchem to collaborate on new product introduction

    BASF and Balchem Corporation announce they are working together to bring next generation feed efficiency and health products to the North American swine industry. 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. ...More
  • Apr 29, 2016
    press release

    Purina selects the RxExpress platform for VFD compliance

    Purina Animal Nutrition has selected the RxExpress 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’s approval to feed or distribute feed additive antibiotics that are deemed medically important to production livestock. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017....More
  • Apr 26, 2016
    press release

    Hypor invests in new technology for swine genetic improvement

    Hypor is growing the number of pigs it tests by 25% with the addition of several Pig Performance feeding stations at its nucleus facility in Abernethy, Saskatchewan. The new Pig Performance feeding stations will be installed by June. “By increasing our feeding stations we’ll be able to collect more phenotypes and make faster genetic improvements for the whole swine industry,” says Hypor Director of Research and Development Abe Huisman....More
  • Apr 25, 2016
    press release

    Is mineral choice shortchanging swine producers on vitamins?

    Vitamins are one of the most expensive and essential additions in the swine nutritionist’s arsenal.  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.  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. Influential factors on vitamin stability and efficacy...More
  • Apr 14, 2016
    press release

    AB Vista appoints technical services and sales coordinator for North America

    The newest addition to the AB Vista team, Kendre Stringfellow, has been appointed as North America technical services and sales coordinator. 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....More
  • Apr 11, 2016
    press release

    Pig and poultry diets: DDGs may be door to mycotoxin exposure

    Since the release of Alltech’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....More
  • Apr 7, 2016
    press release

    Five steps to help fallout pigs bounce back

    In nursery performance, consistency is key. Pigs that fall behind the rest of the group can lag through future phases and require additional days to finishing. To promote uniform groups, work toward a goal of 0.5% or fewer fallouts in the nursery....More
  • Mar 25, 2016

    Numbers lead to pork production success

    Numbers drive the U.S. hog industry — percent market share, packer capacity, pigs per sow per year, prewean mortality, average daily gain — so you want to be sure that your operation holds its own with strong numbers....More
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