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The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for May 2022 analyzes economic impacts of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report on domestic and international markets for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Access the...
Introduction There is no best way to dispose of swine mortality carcasses. While some methods may work well for managing routine mortalities, the ability to scale them up to handle large numbers can be difficult. These methods may not adapt...
Quick facts Including up to 9 percent crude glycerol in lactating sow diets likely doesn’t affect sow performance compared to a typical corn-soybean meal diet. Dietary crude glycerol doesn’t appear to improve the sow's ability to cope with heat...
Unique all-natural solutions fit the future to boost farmer profits   Rising demand for science-fuelled, all-natural feed additives is driving a new era of expansion for Advanced Ag Products. The company has announced a broad swath of new progress to support cattle,...
Wayzata-based food giant Cargill Inc. broke ground this week on a $50 million project to expand and renovate its research and development facility in Elk River. First opened in 1958 and located 30 minutes from the company's headquarters, the Elk...
Ventilation fans are no different than any other piece of equipment on the farm...they perform better with annual maintenance. Doing that maintenance now means you will not be doing it in the summer heat. Dirty fan shutters can reduce...
Quick facts When you mix and formulate your own feed, you are responsible for maintaining feed quality. Quality control is needed from the time you purchase feed ingredients to the time the pigs eat it. Feed costs represent 60 to...
Farmscape for April 8, 2022 Iowa Minnesota Presentation 46:15 Listen The President of Minnesota Pork Producers warns California's Proposition 12 will have an impact on pork production practices not only throughout the United States but also in Canada. Proposition...
Source: Star Tribune A new report provides a model for sustainability practices in the nation's second-leading pork-producing state. The Minnesota Pork Board released a report Tuesday that outlines a range of actions to make pork production more sustainable and help the...
Quick facts Using hovers reduces the use of fossil fuel energy in farrowing facilities. Hovers must meet the thermal requirements of piglets, especially during the first 2 to 4 days after birth. Hovers must also make up for reduced room...
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