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Corn DDGS is a high-value ingredient in swine diets: Part 10

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...

Solving hunger and aggression in gestating sows

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...

Using microalgae products in swine diets

Quick facts With more research, microalgae have the potential to change the sustainability of animal and food production systems. Their rapid growth and nutritional...

Evaluating trace mineral fortification in swine diets

  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,...

Hogs on downward path

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

Designing feeding programs for natural and organic pork production

Quick facts The National Organic Program (NOP) provides guidelines for your ingredients, production protocols and other practices to qualify for organic certification. Keep records...

USDA Reports Hog Inventory Up 1%

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that there were 79.1 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms as of...

Tyson Foods Bans Ractopamine Feed Ingredient

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...

Laura Sherman from Christensen Farms, Recognized as Swine Manager of the Year

The Minnesota Pork Board recognizes Laura Sherman of Hendricks, Minnesota, as this year’s Swine Manager of the Year award recipient. The pork industry is comprised...

Testing, advice valuable to the Minnesota producer

Feed costs are the largest expense in raising pigs today, so carefully analyzing every opportunity to get the most out of every ration at...
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