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PORK Academy Seminars Offer On-Farm Tips

Attend sessions at World Pork Expo June 7-8 he Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual sessions help educate pig farmers on the latest

Alltech Acquires Montana-Based WestFeeds

Strengthening its commitment to bringing the latest field-proven technologies to Western U.S. livestock producers and companion animal owners, Alltech has purchased WestFeeds, a leading animal nutrition company in Montana. “WestFeeds has a strong reputation of providing producers with high quality animal nutrition products,” said Michael Castle, COO of Alltech. “We believe there is great benefit

A New Standard for Antibiotic Free Production

Feed Energy Company announced today the release of AntiBiotic Free Advantage, a wholly vegetable and antibiotic-free high energy vegetable source for feed. Pushing the boundaries for antibiotic-free production, AntiBiotic Free Advantage combines an expertise in lipid science technology with superior engineering and manufacturing. “On behalf of the entire staff of Feed Energy we are proud to

15 farmers from around the world win trips to ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference

Rhett Smith from Sebring, Florida, Tammy Wiedenbeck from Lancaster, Wisconsin, and Lauren Neale from McMinnville, Tennessee, will represent the United States at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference as winners of the “My Farm. My Future.” contes Farmers are continuously adapting to changes in technology, markets and the weather, battling the constant unknown while working hard

Perdue ‘Very Good’ For U.S. Agriculture

Calling him “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers,” the National Pork Producers Council congratulated former Georgia Gov. George “Sonny” Perdue on his confirmation today by the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary of Agriculture. “Sonny Perdue is the kind of leader the pork industry, and the entire livestock industry, needs at the U.S. Department

EW Nutrition Announces Key Hires To Its Swine, Poultry Teams

EW Nutrition is proud to announce that Mark Johnson has joined the company as Senior Swine Key Account Manager. Johnson has more than 25 years of experience in this field. Johnson will be responsible for product sales to the US swine industry focusing on swine integrators and feed manufacturers. He was previously with Kent Feeds.

Fast Genetics Hires Brad Hennen as Account Manager

Fast Genetics hires Brad Hennen as an Account Manager. Previous Account Manager of a swine genetics company and owner of a farrow-to-wean hog operation in Minnesota, Mr. Hennen brings years of sales and production experience to Fast Genetics’ team.  In addition to his sales and production experience, Mr. Hennen has served on various National Pork

Smithfield Foods Announces Nathan’s Famous Partnership With Six Flags Theme Parks

Source: Smithfield Foods news release Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, announced this week a new multi-year marketing partnership and food service program with Nathan’s Famous, Inc. The new agreement makes Nathan’s Famous the “Official Hot Dog of Six Flags” across the United States. Six Flags will serve Nathan’s

Smithfield expands in China

China’s WH Group is preparing to build a second Smithfield-branded sausage plant in China in the next few years to satisfy the country’s appetite for foreign pork products. Smithfield is a U.S. brand of sausages, bacon and other packaged pork products that was brought to China by WH in 2013 for $4.7 billion.   Using

Water wastage can be reduced up to 40% by managing nipple drinkers properly

Previous work on water wastage at PSC indicated, grower/finisher pigs wasted 25% of water from the nipple drinker at standard flow rate (700 ml/min) and height (5 cm  higher than the shoulder height of the smallest pig).  However, on commercial farms, water wastage from a nipple drinker is reported as high as 40~60%. The difference between these results may partly be attributed

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