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Calcium to Phosphorus Ratio in Pig Diets Established by New Study

  The amount of digestible calcium included in pig diets has a direct impact on phosphorus digestibility, but the optimum ratio between the two minerals has not yet been found. In a recent study from the University of Illinois, scientists have established a first approximation of that ratio for 25 to 50 kilogram pigs. “Because

Bill Would Increase Funding for Agriculture Export Programs

  Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Angus S. King, I-Maine, Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, this week introduced bipartisan legislation, the “Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act,” to increase funding for two U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs: the Market Access and Foreign Market Development programs. The bill, identical

New Lab for Plant-Based Meat Opens at University of California-Berkeley

  The University of California, Berkeley is creating a new Alternative Meats Lab (alt.meat lab) to give students a leg up on a trillion-dollar market opportunity: transforming the meat industry. The lab at Berkeley will use the latest technology tools and techniques to engineer plant-based meat alternatives – with animal meat-eaters as the target market. “There

Register Now for the On-Farm Swine Welfare Auditor Course

  The Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) will hold a course for potential swine auditors at South Dakota State University’s Swine Education and Research Center Sept. 21-22. Registration ends Sept. 15. The certification course is designed to train potential swine farm auditors in using the National Pork Board’s Common Swine Industry Audit. For more

Modeling the Transboundary Risk of Feed Ingredients Contaminated With Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

    Scott Dee1*, Casey Neill1, Aaron Singrey2, Travis Clement2, Roger Cochrane3, Cassandra Jones3, Gilbert Patterson4, Gordon Spronk1, Jane Christopher-Hennings2 and Eric Nelson2 Abstract Background: This study describes a model developed to evaluate the transboundary risk of PEDV-contaminated swine feed ingredients and the effect of two mitigation strategies during a simulated transport event from China

Seasonal Increase in Slaughter Numbers Expected to Pressure Live Hog Prices

    Farmscape for August 9, 2017 The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the normal gradual seasonal increase in hog supplies over the next three months can be expected to negatively impact live hog prices. North American live hog prices can be expected to face downward pressure as slaughter hog numbers cycle

AgriLabs Meets the Growing Need for Better Technology in the Swine Health Industry

  To combat emerging and evolving swine diseases, AgriLabs has developed custom vaccines to address the changing strains of common viruses, such as PRRS. “Making custom vaccines for hard-to-grow virus strains has become a challenge for the animal health industry because over time the viruses change and become more different than the antigen,” says AgriLabs executive

Change in Attitudes Toward Farm Safety Needed to Reduce Farm Accidents

    Full Interview 7:14Listen  Farmscape for June 29, 2017 The Director of the Manitoba Farm Safety Program suggests a change in attitudes related to safety on the farm will go a long way toward reducing the number of farm accidents. The Manitoba Farm Safety Program provides free of charge safety services, including training, on

2,400 hogs die in confinement fire near Kingsley, IA

Source: KTIV 24-hundred hogs were killed in a confinement fire near Kingsley, Iowa on Friday. Plymouth County authorities responded to the fire at 47503 260th Street just after 10:30 a.m. Fire Rescue officials say the building was completely engulfed in flames and part of the roof was caved in when they arrived. After the fire was

Tyson Foods, Lift Up America and KTVB Partner To Fight Hunger in Idaho

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  Tyson Foods, Inc. partnered with Lift Up America and KTVB News Group in Boise, Idaho, today to host a food donation telethon event at Albertsons Stadium located on the campus of Boise State University. Tyson Foods participated in the event by donating 32,000 pounds of protein. The event encouraged community members to get involved

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