Coping with shortage of Vitamin A and E in swine diets

In January, the swine nutritionist team at the University of Minnesota shared in National Hog Farmer, how to cope with the shortage of vitamins A and E in swine diets. Usually, vitamins A and E are added to swine diets at up to 4 times the recommendation made by the National Research council. This is

Tracking Antimicrobial Resistance: Down on the Farm, Dr. Scott Dee, Director of Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services

In the summer of 2016, Pipestone set forth the challenge to be global leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. As swine veterinarians, we feel a responsibility to lead the industry with science-driven decisions on how to manage the use of antimicrobials, track resistance, and make proactive changes to practices if increased resistance was shown. With that in

Justin Welsh, D.V.M., Named Executive Director, Food Animal Technical Services

Justin Welsh, D.V.M., has been named Executive Director of Food Animal Technical Services for Merck Animal Health’s U.S. Food Animal Team. In his new role, Dr. Welsh oversees the technical services and pharmacovigilance groups for the company’s ruminants, swine and poultry businesses. “I am honored to lead this very talented group of veterinarians and Ph.D.

Jim Long Pork Commentary, US Hog Market Shows Some Rebound, April 23rd 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   US Hog Market Shows Some Rebound Last week the US hog market showed some rebound, 53-54% lean hogs, going from 51.95¢ to 56.13¢. A year ago, 53-54% lean hogs were 59.99¢. Market seems to be next to terrible (losses $30 per head) But put in context of

Feeders have bottomed but trip not straight up

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or trend line above the market that is expected to prevent or stall price increases. Trend lines

Take the time to learn about APC Inc and company history

Source: APC Newsletter While you may have heard the APC, Inc. name over the last 35 years, chances are you’re more likely to know our products and science than about the company itself. APC, Inc. is one of seven independent companies owned by The Lauridsen Group, Inc., headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa. We’ve been in the

Weekly Market Livestock Update with Scott Brown, April 16th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets – Cash hog prices are down a little more than $1.50 this week. However, current lean hog futures contracts gained nearly $4.00 on strong moves up in the latter part of the week. Pork cutout value lost $3.30 on weakness primarily in

Tonisity Appoints General Manager and Chief Operations Officer

Tonisity, a cutting-edge company bringing innovative swine nutrition, health and wellness products to market, is growing its senior leadership with the addition of Daniel Faidley as general manager and E. Michael Amos as chief operations officer (COO) of its U.S. business. Tonisity appoints Daniel Faidley as general manager of its U.S. business for Tonisity Px, the

Applegate Farms, LLC Announces Appointment Of New President, Leadership Changes

Applegate®, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, announced that John Ghingo will assume the position of president, and the company’s Senior Director of Mission, Gina Asoudegan, will be elevated to vice president of mission and innovation strategy. Applegate Farms, LLC (Applegate) is a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL). Most recently

Antibiotic stewardship: What can the pork industry learn from human medicine?

Read more articles on Pig Health Today Podcast: Play in new window | Download With so much attention being placed on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, animal agriculture can sometimes feel as if it’s the only target. However, human medicine also is getting an overhaul, as the end goal for everyone is to ensure