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USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The November 2017 Feed Outlook report contains estimates for 2016/17 and projections for 2017/18 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

Questions Around Space Heating and Grain Drying Unanswered Under Manitoba Carbon Pricing Plan

Farmscape for November 16, 2017 Full Interview 11:39 Listen The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers says one of the biggest remaining concerns related to Manitoba’s proposed carbon pricing plan relates to taxes on fuels used for space heating and grain drying. Last month Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister unveiled the province’s proposed plan for reducing greenhouse

New swine research facility promises valuable industry insights

The strategically developed Leavenworth Livestock Research Center has been two years in the making. Although the heavily anticipated facility opened its doors only weeks ago, the 2,500-head, wean-to-finish center is already expected to make big advancements in the research sector of the swine industry. Located near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the research site boasts two 1,250-head

Effects of Dakota Gold distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and conventional DDGS on growth performance and carcass quality of pigs fed diets as meal or as pellets

Dakota Gold is a low-oil source of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) produced using a cold-fermentation process. Recent research conducted by the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory has demonstrated that the standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of amino acids is greater in Dakota Gold than in conventional DDGS, but Dakota Gold contains less metabolizable energy (ME)

The dark side of pig mineral nutrition

When it comes to your animals’ mineral diet, you’ve likely never been thinking about “Star Wars” but just like the characters of the epic movie series, you have a choice to make. Do you go with organic trace minerals, or do you turn to the dark side: inorganics? It should be an easy choice, but

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The October 2017 Feed Outlook report contains projections for 2016/17 and 2017/18 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

Scientists Successfully Process Straw as Feed Supplement

Farmscape for October 18, 2017 Full Interview 11:33 Listen Processed straw is offering potential as a feed supplement intended to reduce aggression among gestating sows. “Increasing Profitability of the Livestock Sector Through Feed Processing” will be discussed when Sask Pork hosts Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium November 14 and 15 in Saskatoon. As part of research

Spray Dried Plasma for Nursery Diets

Mycotoxins have become an increasingly growing concern among livestock and crop producers.  Mycotoxins can induce a variety of detrimental effects in swine such as reduced average daily gain, feed intake, immunosuppression in addition to negative effects on intestinal health and impairment of reproductive functions ultimately reducing animal performance and the livestock producer’s profit. One of

New grain management technology helps ensure safe, high quality feed

New feed science solutions are emerging to protect swine, poultry and ruminant industries from the growing risk of contaminants that threaten the integrity of safe, wholesome feed and food production. “Grain management is a rising concern that affects everyone involved in animal agriculture,” says Sabrina Zettell, Nutrition and Technical Service Manager with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS

Is One Sow Better Than Another in Group Housing?

At the Animal Science Swine Center at UC Davis, Kristina Horback studies pig personality. She monitors the behavior of female pig from birth through puberty looking for behavior that would help predict aggression in female sows. Pigs have distinct personality traits that persist throughout their lives Research is assisting the pork industry as it adapts

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