We live in the so-called “Information Age”. Data is being collected all around us. Today, the power of computing and digital technology have made collecting, analyzing and transferring data easier than ever. As a result, we have more information...
The management of needles used for injection is an important part of controlling the spread of disease between pigs. Diseases such as PRRS can be transmitted from pig to pig via the blood that remains on the needle. Needle...
Newly weaned pigs face many challenges — new environment, feed, pen mates. They also face the challenge of bacterial infections like Streptococcus suis (strep) and Haemophilus parasuis (parasuis), the two most common systemic bacterial diseases found in weaned pigs. Strep...
There are several factors related to dietary Ca that may influence digestibility of amino acids (AA). By chelating to dietary phytate, dietary Ca can form non-digestible Ca-phytate complexes, and this may result in reductions of P and AA digestibility....
By Todd Janzen, I recently replaced the CD player on my 1999 Toyota Landcruiser with a modern Apple CarPlay equipped stereo. My old SUV now displays the latest iPhone apps when I drive on the stereo’s LCD screen. CarPlay works...
312-242-7905  Thursday June 16, 2022  GRAINS:  The weather is setting up to become a major problem for the corn market. The ridge holds in place, cutting off meaningful moisture for the majority of the Corn Belt for the rest of June and...
By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Monday June 13, 2022  GRAINS:  Corn gapped higher last night but the market pulled back in the overnight trade, filling the gap. Dec is bumping up against the 40 and 50-day MA (727-730). A close above resistance would signal a...
Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus (Strep zoo) is usually identified as a commensal bacterium of horses. Strep zoo was first reported as a severe clinical disease in swine in Canada in 2019. At that time it was associated with sudden...
June hogs go off the board one week from today  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Tuesday June 7, 2022  GRAINS:  Corn traded lower all night in reaction to the good crop rating as released yesterday afternoon. The crop is caught up. However, at least 1 million...
Written collaboratively by Marissa LaRosae, SDSU Graduate Research Assistant, and Ryan Samuel. Growing pigs require trace minerals for various biochemical functions, including cofactors for enzymes and hormones, for example. The nutritional requirements for trace minerals can be met through dietary...
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