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By Dr. Jerry Shurson, University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science © 2019 Feedstuffs. Reprinted with permission from Vol. 91, No. 03, March 4, 2019 A variety of commercial feeder designs are used in commercial swine operations that have various advantages...
Quick facts Hunger often results from optimizing reproductive performance by feeding less during gestation. Chronic hunger can lead to aggression and cause fight-related injuries in sows. Feeding high fiber diets can help satisfy the sow’s hunger without affecting reproductive...
Quick facts With more research, microalgae have the potential to change the sustainability of animal and food production systems. Their rapid growth and nutritional content may be valuable for use in swine diets in the future. Microalgae could be...
  Click here to download PDF Pigs depend on their daily feed to supply not only protein and energy but also their needed mineral requirements. Typically, trace mineral supplementation has been based on dated National Research Council (NRC) recommendations. Yet, swine...
Quick facts The National Organic Program (NOP) provides guidelines for your ingredients, production protocols and other practices to qualify for organic certification. Keep records of your livestock and feeding operations to prove your animals have been raised according to...
Source: Tyson Foods news release DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. - In an effort to meet growing global demand for U.S. pork, TYSON FRESH MEATS, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), today announced plans to prohibit the...
Source: Grandin.com This diagram illustrates a modern cattle stockyard and chute system. All the animal movement is one-way and there is no cross traffic. Each long narrow pen holds one truckload. The animals enter through one end and leave...
hristensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc. (CF) was proud to celebrate the completion of their brand new, state-of-the art, research facility located near St. James, Minn. The organization invited their employees, contract farmer partners, project partners, equipment suppliers and local...
A few weeks ago, we shared a fun "throw-back-Thursday" post highlighting some barn building catalogs of yesteryear. You can re-visit that blog here if you like. Within one of these barn building catalogs, we found an extensive section about...
Solution helps maximize healthy litters and support reproductive health Reproductive disease in swine herds can be extremely costly for producers, not only impacting overall herd health, but also the bottom line. Often found in combination with one another, these diseases...
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