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  • Jan 25, 2016
    Commentary

    Vegan butcher, just plain wrong 33

    The first vegan butcher opens its doors in Minnesota. While the concept is creative, the actual business plan breaks the truth in advertising rule book....More
  • Jan 25, 2016
    press release

    New E. coli solution for nursery pigs available from Elanco

    Kavault, a new swine product from Elanco Animal Health, represents a first-in-class, animal use only antibiotic for reduction in incidence and overall severity of diarrhea in the presence of pathogenic Escherichia coli in groups of weaned pigs. Kavault is an orthosomycin antibiotic, which is a new class of antibiotics in the U.S. market for animal use only (not medically important)*. Administered under a veterinary feed directive, Kavault is a solution for pigs up to 14 weeks of age....More
  • Jan 22, 2016
    blog

    Shake the mental funk

    January seems to be a rough month for most people. The hopes of better things to come in a new year often fizzle out as the short, cold days frequently rob us from valuable sunshine to brighten the day. At the beginning of each year, inspirational words are habitually spoken but not absorbed. Words are just words if the mindset is to ramble ahead, doing things the same way with the same attitude day in and day out....More
  • Jan 19, 2016
    press release

    New year, new innovations for livestock feed

    Feed innovations are set to tackle the sustainability file in 2016, as a changed regulatory landscape and broad swath of fresh advancements take hold for pigs, poultry and ruminants. The innovations cover efficiency, profitability, environmental footprint, animal health and welfare, and more.   The wave of modernization is propelled by new science, says Rob Patterson, Technical Director for Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.), which researches, develops and manufactures a range of new bio-based livestock feed supplements....More
  • Jan 13, 2016
    press release

    NutriQuest names new nutritionist

    Josh Flohr, Ph.D., has joined NutriQuest as a nutritionist serving the Midwest region. 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....More
  • Jan 12, 2016
    blog

    Fighting the elements for the love of hogs

    Today's hog producers raise their pigs in modern confinement facilities because they care for their livestock, rather than exposing them to the harsh elements of an Upper Midwest winter....More
  • Jan 12, 2016
    press release

    Capturing renewable natural gas for the pork industry

    A Missouri project, believed to be the largest and most comprehensive livestock manure-to-energy of its type in the world, is currently under way. The project efficiently treats waste from approximately 2 million hogs. The farms are being covered by Industrial & Environmental Concepts, a designer and installer of cover systems for wastewater lagoons and tanks. Roeslein Alternative Energy of St. Louis selected IEC to provide the gas collection cover systems to dozens of hog lagoons in northern Missouri....More
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