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DDGS Value Analysis in Swine Rations, May 2017

Cost Savings of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations up to $4.43/pig at Conservative Levels and up to $6.14/pig at Aggressive Levels. To illustrate the cost-savings of incorporating DDGS in swine diets, Gowans Feed Consulting has collected the most up to date regional ingredient costs from the U.S. Grains Council and formulated examples of optimized diets with and

Joint Canada U.S. Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity and Biocontainment

Clip-Dr. Paul Sundberg-Swine Health Information Centre: Full Interview 9:01 Listen There’s a lot of trade and a lot of movement between Canada and the U.S. It is a North American production system so there are common interests and common goals. Each country is separate and there are separate interests and separate goals as well but,

USDA: Larger Family Farms Show Stronger Financial Performance Than Smaller Farms

Source: USDA news release Ongoing innovations in agriculture have enabled a single farmer, or farm family, to manage more acres or more animals. Farmers who take advantage of these innovations to expand their operations can reduce costs and raise profits because they can spread their investments over more acres. In 2015, larger family farms displayed

Broad Patent Granted for ENABL® Adjuvant Technology

AgriLabs® today announced it has received a U.S. patent for ENABL® adjuvant technology and its use as a delivery system for the DNA vaccines the company is developing. The patent covers a broad range of adjuvant compositions and methods for human and animal health. “This is a major step in commercialization of our DNA vaccine

Robert Drew Joins Neap’s U.S. Swine Technology Team

Source: Nedap news release Nedap Livestock Management, a global leader in livestock management systems, announces the hiring of Robert Drew to its growing U.S. swine technology team. Drew joins the team as a sales and application manager to support producers with the design and implementation of automated swine management technology, including electronic sow feeding (ESF)

Animal Welfare Enforcement Actions

APHIS is committed to ensuring the welfare of regulated animals and continues to carry out the critical day-to-day work of ensuring the humane treatment of vulnerable animals through unannounced inspections, pre-compliance visits, horse protection inspections, and other activities. APHIS, during the past year, has conducted a comprehensive review of the information it posts on its

Novus Issues Swine Industry Future Information

Source: Novus news release Novus International, Inc. released a list of key challenges and opportunities for the swine industry developed at the Novus Global Swine Nutrition Roundtable in February. These issues will help inform several aspects of Novus’s offerings from technical services to the research and development of new and existing products. At the heart

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The April 2017 Feed Outlook report contains projections for the 2016/17 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

New U.S. Slaughter Capacity Key to Keeping Up With Expected Increased Slaughter Hog Numbers

Farmscape for April 11, 2017 Full Interview 7:06 Listen H@ms Marketing Services says new U.S. slaughter capacity will be key to keeping up with an expected increase in slaughter hog numbers this coming fall. The USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, released March 31, showed a four to five percent increase in slaughter hog numbers

TN70 in Mexico – 5% fewer sows deliver 12% more pigs

The TN70 sow is performing at a high level in Mexico. In the Sonoran Desert, La Choya farm is giving farm efficiency a boost by producing more pigs with fewer sows. TN70 gilts were introduced to La Choya farm in July 2016. The TN70 is crossed with Norsvin Duroc. Octavio Bours Griffith Sr. has been

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