Dietary ω-6 to ω-3 Fatty Acid Ratios Affect Protein Deposition in Nursery Pigs

Authors: Laura Eastwood and Denise Beaulieu Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2013-14 An experiment was conducted to determine if decreasing the dietary omega-6 (ω-6) to omega-3 (ω-3) fatty acid (FA) ratio would affect protein deposition in nursery pigs during a prolonged E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) inflammatory challenge. Following a one week long challenge, six week old piglets

Mike Brumm Commentary, What’s next in facility management? Marc 23 2017

I’ve been asked to be on a panel at an upcoming meeting of swine nutritionists where I give my thoughts on what’s new and upcoming in swine housing. As I think about this I’ve come up with several items worth thinking about. Heat is a big determent to pork production. Since they lack the ability

NPPC Farm Bill Priority: FMD Vaccine Bank

The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony today. “If this country ever had an FMD outbreak, it not only would devastate my farm and the whole livestock industry but the entire

Hypor and Farms World’s 10-Year Partnership Integral to Advancing Swine Genetics in Korea

More than 100 Hypor Kanto Duroc and Landrace and Large White pure line great grandparent (GGP) stock were imported to Korea in November last year as part of a decade-long partnership with Farms World GGP. “Strong partnerships, like Farms World, are one of Hypor’s strengths,” says Hypor Asia sales manager Bart Vercoulen. “We are continually

Ecopiglet from Olmix

Hog producers understand the importance of ‘hitting the ground running’ when it comes to raising pigs, especially those working in the farrowing unit. Day one pig care is a hot topic, and is constantly being adjusted and improved upon. But what about the remaining ~20 days in the farrowing unit? With such a naïve immune

Dusty Compart from AgStar Financial Services, Gaining Equity in an Existing Operation: 5 Benefits to Contract Growing

With agriculture’s cyclical nature, we’ve seen our young and beginning farmers struggle to gain equity in an existing operation. Additionally, with prices like these, farm families are avoiding their succession plans. This makes it hard for second or third generation farmers to build equity and take more ownership in the farm. While this is common,

Merck Animal Health Announces 2017 Swine Veterinary Scholarship Recipients

Source: Merck Animal Health news release With a long-standing commitment to the education of the next generation of veterinarians, Merck Animal Health today, in partnership with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation (AASVF) – the charitable arm of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians – announced the 2017 recipients of the AASVF/Merck Animal Health

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Hog Prices Outperform Expectations, March 1st 2017

The pork industry outlook has experienced a major shift to the upside. Pork producers are pleased to see 2017 hog prices higher than expected. The low point for the industry was in late November when hog prices dropped to near $32 per hundredweight on a live weight basis. Recent live prices have reached the mid-$50

Pork Producer Featured on Ohio Farm Bureau’s #TakeOverTuesday

#TakeOverTuesday, Brad Heimerl, Heimerl Farms Ohio Farm Bureau featured Brad Heimerl on their instagram page as part of the the campaign #TakeOverTuesday. Heimerl is from Johnstown, Licking County, where he works on his family’s swine operation. Click here to see more pictures…

Tyson Foods Announces Revamps Leadership

Source: Arkansas Business Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its leadership team, a change under new CEO Tom Hayes, who took over the meat processor on Dec. 31. As part of the reorganization, three long-time executives are leaving the company: Donnie King, president of Tyson’s North American operations, who has