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Extrusion results in increased digestibility of energy, which is primarily due to increased gelatinization of starch. Because this process improves flavor of cereal grains, it is known that extrusion improves palatability in pig diets. Particle size reduction in cereal...
The USDA’s March Hogs and Pigs report places the March 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 74.6 million head, down about 1.6% from last quarter, and up about 0.6% from a year ago, compared to pre-report expectations...
Understanding Consumer Segmentation NPB and Illinois Pork ventured into Chicago, where diversity thrives and consumer preferences vary. NPB staff and 4 Illinois pork producers visited various supermarkets across the Chicago metropolitan area and gained firsthand insights into how pork is...
"19 Local Food Projects Awarded Grants Totaling $1.8M to Bolster Illinois' Pork and Swine Infrastructure" With funding facilitated by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance proudly announces the allocation of grants to 19 local food initiatives. These...
Illinois pork farmers are voicing their concerns over the potential impact of California mandates, which they fear could lead to urban food insecurity. Democratic state lawmakers are proposing a series of bills aimed at making food more accessible, including...
The olive oil tree (Olea europaea L.) contains hydrophilic and lipophilic bioactive compounds, which include flavones, phenolic acids, phenolic alcohols, secoiridoids, and hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives. These bioactive compounds have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, and therefore, olive-derived plant bioactive...
Andrea Mallea, a Master student in the monogastric nutrition laboratory present “Inclusion of corn protein in diets for weanling pigs”. Adapted from a presentation on the XXXVIII FEDNA Congress, on December 13, 2023.
Cheryl Walsh, a fourth-generation producer from Princeville, Illinois, was announced as the 2024 President of the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) during their annual meeting. Walsh owns and operates Cowser Inc., a comprehensive agricultural enterprise in Peoria County, encompassing...
n 2018, California activists passed Proposition 12, which made it illegal to sell pork in that state from hogs born to sows raised in pens that don’t meet California’s arbitrary standards. This law could cost us and my fellow...
Source: Illinois Farm Today Jeff Galle is doing his bit to modernize the pork industry in one developing country. The Illinois College faculty member is spending the winter in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, ramping up a pork business that...
The USDA's December Hogs and Pigs report places the December 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 74.97 million head, up 0.88% from last quarter and 0.02% from last year, compared to an average trade expectation of 0.6%...
It is important that the digestibility of Ca in Ca sources is known to formulate diets based on values for digestible Ca rather than total Ca. Only a small amount of the Ca required by pigs is provided by...
Abstract Data from Europe indicate that commercial diets for pigs and poultry contain significantly more Ca than formulated. Therefore, a survey of commercial pig diets used in the United States was conducted to test the hypothesis that the analyzed concentrations...
During his tenure as CEO, Dr. Wolter has played a pivotal role in driving The Maschhoffs' purpose of feeding families and building communities for a better future. With passion and dedication, he has led the company towards excellence, fostering...
The JWCC Ag Center serves as a vital hub for agricultural education, training, and research, equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the ever-evolving agricultural industry. Recognizing the importance of fostering educational opportunities, The Maschhoffs...