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Podcast: Maintaining a Sow’s Condition During Lactation | Todd Heisterkamp

Todd Heisterkamp was raised in a multi-generational farm family in western Iowa. Being a young man witnessing the struggles of his family during the...

Excess leucine in pig diets leads to multiple problems, Illinois study shows

Recent changes in corn and sorghum processing for ethanol have led to changes in the composition of grain byproducts, including distiller’s dried grains with...

Swine veterinarian shares lessons learned from COVID-19 disruptions

Nothing in his lifetime could have prepared Paul Yeske, DVM, of Swine Vet Center, for the painful fallout from COVID-19 that hit the clinic...

Pork Checkoff Update: Federal Order Issued For ASF Protection Zone

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a Federal Order suspending the interstate movement of all live...

The Acuity Story- Access exclusive details regarding this newly launched Swine Genetics company

Get in the “Swineweb” with Acuity Swine Genetics. This newly launched swine genetics company owned by the Maschhhoff’s exudes industry excitement with cutting edge...

NPPC Applauds USDA’s Added Safety Measures on Imported Dogs from ASF-Positive Countries

Today, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced a federal order establishing additional requirements for dogs imported into the United States for resale...

ASF Continues Slow Movement Through Eastern Europe

Farmscape for January 29, 2021 Full Interview 15:30 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says the progression of African Swine Fever...

Ellis: No magic bullet to reduce pre-wean mortality

Pre-wean mortality has increased over the last 15 years, and it’s a major concern for US pork producers and veterinarians. In fact, producers lose...

Hogs trapped in triangle, prepare to catch break-out

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market...

Calcium-to-phosphorus ratio established for 11-to-22-kg pigs

The amount of calcium in pig diets must be calculated precisely. Too much can decrease phosphorus digestibility and feed intake, leading to lower weight...
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