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In antibiotic use in hogs, farmers find a lack of clear data to guide them

Source: Des Moines Reigster Corn remains king in Iowa, but a look at recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows soybean production is increasing in the Hawkeye State. Heidi Vittetoe wants consumers to put livestock antibiotic use into perspective. “A lot of times you hear things that would imply that we shovel antibiotics at

Study Reveals Concern About The Future Of The Veterinary Profession

Source: Merck news release Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the results of a large, well-controlled study with veterinarians designed to definitively quantify the prevalence of mental illness and stress in the veterinary profession and compare the findings to previous studies and the general U.S.

NPPC Statement on Pork. The Other White Meat® Ruling

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today issued a ruling on a suit challenging the sale of the Pork. The Other White Meat® trademarks. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) sold the trademarks to the National Pork Board in 2006. The following statement may be attributed to Ken Maschhoff, an Illinois pork

Wilbur-Ellis To Invest In Insects For Animal Feed

Source: Wilbur-Ellis news release Cavallo Ventures, the venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis, announced today an investment in Beta Hatch, a Seattle, Washington-based company industrializing the production of insects as a sustainable protein for animal feed. This is Cavallo Ventures’ first investment in the feed industry. Founded in 2015 by Dr. Virginia Emery, who has a

Alternative Antibiotic Gives Piglets a Boost

An amino acid produced naturally in humans, swine and other species shows promise as an alternative to antibiotics and growth promoters for piglets. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists found that L-glutamine fed to piglets produced positive growth and health effects. This news comes at an opportune time in light of the 2017 Veterinary Feed Directive

Hypor expands US presence with new hire

Hypor continues to grow throughout the U.S., and the latest addition to their sales team will help accomplish that. “We’re pleased to be bringing Ethan Parsley on board as an account manager,” says Graydon Bell, Hypor General Manager USA. “He combines a good education from Kansas State and a strong background in sales and production.”

Raised Without Antibiotics Market at Risk of Over Saturation

Full Interview 7:35 Listen Farmscape for January 17, 2018 A Veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Services warns there is a risk of the market for pork Raised Without Antibiotics becoming saturated. “Raised Without Antibiotics” was among the topics discussed last week during the 2018 Banff Pork Seminar. Dr. Clayton Johnson, the Director of Health Carthage System

1st Half: Cargill’s Operating Earnings Down 1%, Net Earnings Up 3%

Source: Cargill news release To view the complete report, click here. Cargill today reported financial results for the fiscal 2018 second quarter and first half ended Nov. 30, 2017. “Even as conditions vary across our global markets, we continue to realize greater benefits from operating as an integrated company with a unique combination of talent,

Balancing good and bad bacteria key to effective gut health, nutrient absorption

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Balancing good and bad bacteria key to effective gut health, nutrient absorption Podcast: Play in new window | Download Developing techniques and tools to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut is key to producing healthier pigs that require fewer antibiotics over the long term, according

Boar stud requires high health status, zero tolerance for biosecurity errors

  Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Podcast: Play in new window | Download A boar stud producing semen for thousands of sows needs to maintain excellent health with the highest level of biosecurity possible. “A boar stud is at the top of the health pyramid,” stated Doug Groth, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Service,

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