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We're joined by Brian Martin from Martin Family Farms to talk about the implementation and execution of Proposition 12 compliant production practices within their system. Brian and team have converted a 10,000 sow breed to wean facility to Prop...
Absorption of Ca and P by active transport in the small intestine is regulated by calcitriol, which is the active form of vitamin D (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol) and the hormones calcitonin and PTH. One-alpha-hydroxycholecalciferol (1-α-OH-D3) is an active vitamin D3 analog...
Hannah Bailey, a Ph. D. student in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory, discusses an experiment she conducted to determine the protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) and the digestible indispensable amino acid score (DIAAS) for raw and roasted...
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On September 3, 2020 Choice officially launched the CG36 gilt in the US through a virtual webinar. The CG36 is the culmination of the best genes from the M3 Large-White and the M6 Landrace. She was developed with great care...
Illinois farm converts nursery to 1800 head finishing facility. When presented with the opportunity to convert an existing 20-year-old nursery to a finishing facility, the owners of Probst Porkers LTD decided to move forward. Located near Sigel, IL, the partners...
Carthage Veterinary Service hosted its 31st Annual Swine Conference on August 24, 2021 in Quincy, IL. This conference provided producers with quick fire sessions that contained cutting edge information that producers could implement into their farms right away. The...
Reprinted from: PigHealthToday.com The upward trendline of sow mortality over the past several years is noteworthy and needs to be addressed. But until farms have a clearer understanding of why a gilt or sow leaves the breeding herd, progress will...
Hormel, Tyson, Agri Stats are some of the named defendants in antitrust suits Agri Stats faced with more than 100 price-fixing complaints Three more companies—Target Corp., Aramark Food and Support Services Group Inc., and Wendy’s Co. affiliate Quality Supply...
In the first of three presentations based on his Master's thesis work, Diego Andres Lopez examines the concentrations of calcium, phosphorus, other beneficial macro and micro minerals, and potentially harmful minerals in commercially available feed phosphates. T
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