Manure/Env.

Farm shows impact communities

The broad impact of farm shows includes community service groups' members who work at the shows as volunteers to earn funds they use to give back to their communities. FULL STORY »

New probiotic improves pig health, reduces manure output

A new probiotic for pigs could mean less manure to manage, according to USDA studies. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists conducted the first published investigation of the use of bacteria as a probiotic to increase fiber fermentation rates and reduce manure output in pigs that consume high-fiber diets. FULL STORY »

Weather impacts make manure storage monitoring very important

Due to the cold harsh winter and recent heavy rains and snow melt, livestock producers should keep a close watch on manure storage structures and pumping equipment. FULL STORY »

Olson: The "good old days" weren't that good

It's easy for us to forget what we had to do to take care of pigs before secure indoor housing and efficient manure-handling methods. Linden Olson does an accurate, interesting job of recalling those memories. FULL STORY »

Bobcat kicks off millionth loader celebration

Bobcat Company will produce the millionth Bobcat loader in 2014 and has launched a yearlong celebration to mark the event. FULL STORY »

Here are top trends likely to impact producers

Economists tell the Pork Board's strategic planning task force that while consumption is up, the environment, food safety and animal welfare are likely to remain top issues in the future. FULL STORY »

Danisco achieves FDA approval for cost-effective phytase for pigs

Danisco Animal Nutrition, a subsidiary of DuPont, recently achieved an FDA agreement for Axta PHY, a highly cost-effective phytase for pigs. FULL STORY »

Conservation Stewardship apps due Jan. 17

The popular Conservation Stewardship program is seeking producer participation. Through the program farmers have access to additional assistance to help them conserve resources. FULL STORY »

ICCI, HSUS notify Iowa farm of intent to file lawsuit

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and the Humane Society of the United States have joined together against a sow farm operated by The Maschhoffs, LLC FULL STORY »

Sierra Club files complaint against Seaboard Food

The Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club filed a complaint against Seaboard Food Inc., for not meeting the standard set by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, even though KDHE granted an exception. FULL STORY »

Do not treat your manure like a waste

Livestock manure has been considered an asset to crop production since the beginning of organized agriculture. FULL STORY »

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