Source: Hubbard Feeds Continuously challenging accepted norms is often the instigation of new technologies. For example, the most accepted method of feeding nursery pigs is to offer a three-, four- or five-phase feeding regimen. However, Hubbard POWERSTART® Solo nursery feed has...
Currently about 95% of pigs in the United States are tail-docked within the first 10 days after birth to prevent tail biting outbreaks. Our previous work demonstrated that tail docking was an efficient method to prevent tail biting. Without...
Diaplacental (across the placenta) transmission of PCV2 is an important means of spread of PCV2 from sows to piglets. Diaplacental transmission often results in latent PCV2 infections at birth. PCV2 viremia in the pregnant female during the early stages...
Are you like me and love to learn? Do you love new adventures? As someone who loves to learn and new adventures, the Evolution of the Heartland event in Manning, Iowa intrigued me as something I wanted to attend. It...
As summer in the Midwest dwindles and fall approaches, producers are reviewing their mid-year financials. They are focusing on where they stand in their budget-to-actual projection and starting to think about their 2023 financial forecast. During this time, one...
sis fed ukraine ratehike CPI inflation recession When the Russia-Ukraine conflict first broke out, world markets were in a complete shock. Equities fell and commodities rose as geopolitical tension became the dominant price driver. As fighting dragged on from weeks to...
Program attendees will be prepared to manage and respond to accidents involving livestock after attending this hands-on training. The animal agriculture industry is robust in the United States where millions of animals are transported weekly for various reasons. Transportation of...
This is the 2nd installment of “The Great Wall Street Repricing” series. The price of a commodity is determined by the interaction between the demand and supply of its market. This year, such interaction acts like a Tug of War....
Some animal welfare advocates argue that the permanent confinement of sows in farrowing crates will limit the sow’s freedom of movement and the ability to show typical species appropriate behaviour. They further argue that permanent confinement increases the risk...
Ventilation inlet air speed monitors described here are a cheap and easy way to assess proper ventilation in livestock buildings. Although an instrument that provides velocity reading, shown here, is highly useful, a simple small streamer can also help troubleshoot. In...
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