Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Research studies calcium requirements for weanling pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/research-studies-calcium-requirements-weanling-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calcium must be fed in adequate amounts and in the right balance with phosphorus to optimize pig performance.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/research-studies-calcium-requirements-weanling-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/research-studies-calcium-requirements-weanling-pigs#comments Animal Health Business Livestock Facilities Animal Welfare Nutrition Marketing Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:22:00 +0000 70281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Tyson Fresh Meats to expand Council Bluffs plant http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tyson-fresh-meats-expand-council-bluffs-plant <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Tyson Fresh Meats&nbsp;Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods&nbsp;Inc., is investing $27 million to expand the production capacity of its case-ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tyson-fresh-meats-expand-council-bluffs-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Health Business Marketing Business & Marketing Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:53:57 +0000 70261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Research ties sow vitamin D intake to progeny performance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/research-ties-sow-vitamin-d-intake-progeny-performance <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Pork producers who want to get the most out of every ingredient in a sow diet can look to new research showing the value of supplementing vitamins at optimal levels. The most recent research, supported by DSM Nutritional Products and carried out at Kansas State University, shows that an optimum level of vitamin D<sub>3</sub> supplementation in the sow diet can measurably impact the performance of sows and their progeny. Additionally, the research shows a higher level of vitamin D<sub>3</sub> supplementation doesn&rsquo;t always support more benefits.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/research-ties-sow-vitamin-d-intake-progeny-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Nutrition Marketing Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producers can maximize xylanase benefits through understanding its mechanisms http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/producers-can-maximize-xylanase-benefits-through-understanding-its-mechanisms <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Recent swine trials have shown that xylanase introduction early in the nursery period and fed through to slaughter increases overall pig finisher performance.</p> <p>Pete Wilcock, global technical manager at AB Vista, explains how the response may be potentially associated with three mechanisms in a new video, released by AB Vista. &ldquo;The first mechanism is the ability to reduce digesta viscosity. The addition of xylanase breaks down the long chain arabinoxylans, which improves nutrient digestibility.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/producers-can-maximize-xylanase-benefits-through-understanding-its-mechanisms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Nutrition Marketing Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork complex poised to seriously challenge demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-complex-poised-seriously-challenge-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Record large pork production was expected, but poultry production is also record large and beef production is rising compared to last year. It is likely per capita meat production will reach a record at some point soon. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-complex-poised-seriously-challenge-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-complex-poised-seriously-challenge-demand#comments Animal Health Business Livestock Facilities Animal Welfare Marketing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:50:00 +0000 70191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Predicted expansion in pork production is becoming a reality, and with it pressure on this fall&rsquo;s slaughter capacity.</p> Cheryl Day Meat industry calls on USDA to allow comments on GIPSA proposals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-industry-calls-usda-allow-comments-gipsa-proposals <div class="node-body article-body">This week’s Legislative Preview calls for USDA to allow GIPSA comments; announces mandatory price reporting stakeholder meeting; U.S. beef imports to China to resume; consumer groups petition to stop antibiotics for prevention.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-industry-calls-usda-allow-comments-gipsa-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-industry-calls-usda-allow-comments-gipsa-proposals#comments Animal Health Business Livestock Facilities Animal Welfare Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:58:00 +0000 70181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo How long will this down-cycle last for the pork industry? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-long-will-down-cycle-last-pork-industry <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, VP &amp; Team Leader, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The severity of the current hog market down cycle will be determined by how long we continue to outpace packer capacity. Unless there is a surprise in market numbers, packers will continue to keep bids down as additional pigs are not needed to fill their plants. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-long-will-down-cycle-last-pork-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-long-will-down-cycle-last-pork-industry#comments Animal Health Business Livestock Facilities Animal Welfare Marketing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:28:00 +0000 70171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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 Nutrition Marketing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com New Fashion Pork selects Nedap ESF in Gap 1 sow facility http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-fashion-pork-selects-nedap-esf-gap-1-sow-facility <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>New Fashion Pork has selected the Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding system for its new facility near Thorp, Wis. The 1,400-sow operation has been certified Step 1 by Global Animal Partnership, an organization dedicated to supporting animal comfort in agriculture.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-fashion-pork-selects-nedap-esf-gap-1-sow-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Animal Welfare Reproduction Marketing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Filtration, ventilation key to herd health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ventilation is a very important component to the health of a swine herd in today's modern facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health#comments Animal Health Business Livestock Facilities Animal Welfare Marketing Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:54:00 +0000 70161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com