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23 October 2018
Quarantine window for feed ingredients may reduce hog disease risk
Foreign animal diseases (FAD) are top of mind as the ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have raised the stakes to implement new practices designed to minimise...
Crack an egg to understand weaned pig feed intake
Getting newly-weaned pigs to eat several times per day is a first step toward profitable finishing. Crack an egg, and you’ll understand why...
22 October 2018
Study finds benefits and tradeoffs in feeding rice bran to pigs
Rice is the third most widely grown cereal grain worldwide, and the bran left over from milling white rice is available in large quantities for livestock feed...
21 October 2018
Bait stations improve rodent control
The use of bait stations improves the effectiveness of any rodent control program. ...
19 October 2018
Better feed conversion, more profit for your wallet
In theory, the secret to boosting your pork profits is simple: spend less and make more. Yet with ever increasing feed costs eating into your bottom line, that’s easier said than done....
18 October 2018
China soybean imports set for biggest drop in 12 years amid tariff conflict
China's soybean imports are set to drop by a quarter in the last three months of 2018, their biggest fall in at least 12 years as buyers curb purchases amid the Sino-US trade war and high domestic stockpiles...
12 October 2018
China mulls cutting protein in animal feed as soybean supply tightens
CHINA (Reuters) - The current guideline recommends only minimum levels of protein; the move is being considered due in part to higher Chinese tariffs on US soybeans, which has caused Chinese soymeal prices...
11 October 2018
Biomin hosts 8th World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town, South Africa
Innovative animal nutrition company Biomin hosted 800 delegates from 76 countries in Cape Town, South Africa from 3 to 5 October 2018. The theme of the scientific conference was S.C.O.P.E. or “Scientific...
Holding time for feedstuffs may reduce swine disease risk
A new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms...
10 October 2018
Nutriad launches Mycogut Academy Middle East
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, in cooperation with Cairo University, successfully launched the MycoGut Academy in Cairo (Egypt) with 75 attendees from the Middle East....
Biomin recognises B.R.A.I.N. Award winner Konrad Domig at 2018 World Nutrition Forum
In the presence of 800 delegates, Prof Dr Konrad Domig of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) was awarded the biennial B.R.A.I.N. award on the second day of the 2018 World...
09 October 2018
The profits of feed production and innovation as a livestock producer
A growing number of major farming operations are opting to take charge of their futures by embracing a stronger direct role in feed production and feed additive innovation...
05 October 2018
Measuring up: methionine sources
Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 percent, despite supply disruptions....
04 October 2018
Life after zinc oxide - 3 tips for tackling post-weaning diarrhoea
Post-weaning diarrhoea is a problem for pig producers all around the world that has a big impact on future pig performance. With both antibiotics and now zinc oxide being removed from piglet diets in the...
03 October 2018
Hog Slat offers safe, affordable solution to check feed bin levels
Quickly and safely check feed bin content levels from the ground with Hog Slat’s telescoping Bin Stik....
01 October 2018
CBS launches new Feed Science Platforms for optimising pig production
Canadian Bio-Systems Inc (CBS Inc) has launched the main phase rollout of its new Feed Science Platforms (FSPs), offering a comprehensive portfolio of advanced bio-based feed technology solutions to benefit...
27 September 2018
How do you reduce feed wastage in lactation?
The Prairie Swine Centre discusses the pros and cons of electronic feeding systems, and highlight solutions for reducing feed wastage...
26 September 2018
ESF might not be the best choice for your farm
Modern agriculture embraces many new technologies-Smartphones, wireless climate sensors, GPS crop monitoring, whole-house climate controls, and robotic cow milkers....
19 September 2018
Nutriad obtains ISO certifications in China
Feed Flavor International (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd (FFI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, is a leading Chinese producer of palatability solutions for animal feed....
11 September 2018
Nutriad opens refurbished UK office
Global feed additive leader Nutriad, recently opened its refurbished and renovated offices in Chester (UK), home of the paltability centre of excellence for the global group. ...
Genesus global technical report: Feed intake, growth and health
All pig producers will agree, feed is the largest cost of production, accounting for about 55-65% of the total cost. So improvement of feed efficiency has always been a priority in pig breeding and selection...
06 September 2018
Farrowing fun makes for contented sows
A Pork CRC research project investigating sow contentment has yielded hugely positive results in reducing still births and enhancing affective state in older sows...
05 September 2018
With ASF moving fast, what questions should you should be asking your feed supplier?
The National Pork Board, along with the NPPC, AASV, SHIC, and USDA are working together to protect the US swine herd by investigating the role of feed in the movement of African swine fever ...
03 September 2018
Manitoba Pork's cost of production model for swine producers
Manitoba Pork has worked with MNP, an accounting and consulting company, to develop different model farms to generate cash flow projections and trial balance sheets and provide some insight into the economics...
31 August 2018
Can creep feeding increase post-wean feed intake?
The Prairie Swine Centre shares the latest research on the efficacy of creep feeding in improving post-wean feed intake...
24 August 2018
'We’ve almost forgotten that boars just perform better'
Larry Rueff, DVM, is a big believer in immunocastration. Ever since the swine veterinarian from Greensburg, IN, stopped physically castrating some of his pigs 4 years ago, and started using a protein compound...
20 August 2018
Acidification improves grain preservation and boosts weaning pig performance
Research has shown acidification of high moisture grains can improve preservation and boost the growth of weaning pigs...
14 August 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: USDA projects record corn yield
Last Friday the USDA came out with a yield prediction of 178.4 bushels per acre. If this is correct it will be a record yield....
09 August 2018
New antimicrobial regulations present an opportunity for Canadian hog producers
As of 1 December , 2018, all medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only in Canada. MSP[RS] provides an insight into how producers can continue to beat disease...
30 July 2018
Dealing with drought and evading heat stress in swine
The Pig Site provides top tips from across the globe on how to manage high temperatures on farm, how to prevent and treat heat stress in pigs and how to manage water shortages during a drought...
 
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