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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

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

Accelerated genetic progress for Hypor because of enormous increase in DNA information

Modern animal breeding is a combination of art and science, aimed at improving the next generation of animals. By selecting the best animals, both in genetic value and physical appearance, to become parents of the next generation, on average this next generation will be better, more efficient, more fertile than their parents. A relatively new

NAFTA Renegotiation Could Jeopardise U.S. Food Processors Access to Canadian Products

Farmscape for March 29, 2017 Full Interview 12:12 Listen The Research Lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems says U.S. food processors need to be sensitive to the potential impact on them of reduced access to imported Canadian products under a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Agri-Food Economic Systems has released an Independent Agri-Food

Biosecurity Research Institute accepting applications for Transboundary Animal Disease Fellowship Positions

The Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) is accepting applications for five research fellowship positions in the Transboundary Animal Disease Workforce Development program. The fellowship is designed to foster the development of research scientists to safely plan and execute research on transboundary animal diseases (TAD) in BSL-3, BSL-3Ag, and BSL-4 environments. This opportunity will leverage the expertise

MSD Animal Health Names 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award Recipient

  Data to be Featured at Multiple Upcoming Meetings with Industry Experts MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) is proud to announce it has bestowed the 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award on Andreia Goncalves Arruda of The Ohio State University. Arruda’s presentation titled “Examining PRRS with fresh

Feeding Trials of Straw Based Feed Supplement for Gestating Sows Now Undeway

Farmscape for March 15, 2017 Full Interview 8:52 Listen Feeding trials of a newly developed straw based feed supplement for gestating sows, designed to increase satiety and reduce fighting over feed in group housing are now underway. As part of research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc aimed at increasing sow milk yield

Trump Repeals Waters of the U.S. Rule

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds an executive order issued today by President Trump that begins the process of rescinding or rewriting a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that would have given the government broad jurisdiction over land and water.   The order directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps

Seaboard to Add Second Shift to its New Pork Processing Plant in Iowa

    Sioux City Journal reports: The developers of a pork plant under construction in Sioux City are moving forward with plans for a second shift that will eventually increase the total number of jobs to around 2,000, nearly double the original estimate. The expansion will raise the cost of the Seaboard Triumph Foods project by

Novel technology for improved nutrient utilization

Olmix Group has recently released a new feed additive, MFeed+™, which has demonstrated enhanced nutrient utilization in pigs and poultry. MFeed+™ uses a patented process to combine clay layers with the structural components of algae, creating Olmix Exfoliated Algoclay (OEA). MFeed+™ is a novel tool with the potential to increase nutrient utilization and reduce feed

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