Antibiotic residues in DDGS pose little risk

Bacterial contamination during the fermentation step of ethanol production can be a challenge and can reduce the yield by 1 percent to 5 percent, according to research estimates. Antibiotics are used to manage the problem, but are there other concerns? FULL STORY »

New program sets course for 30 PSY

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC has rolled out a new industry initiative – the “Feeding for 30 Program,” as part of its ongoing commitment to animal nutrition. The program builds on the industry goal of achieving 30 pigs per sow per year (PSY). FULL STORY »

Hog price decline due to several reasons

One reason for the recent hog price decline, the number of pigs per litter has risen each quarter since 2003. Another reason, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) predicts that 2012 world pork production will increase by 2.7 percent over 2011 levels. FULL STORY »

Hog futures sag amid low cash, cutout prices

Sagging hog prices are creating a lot of questions as to just why it's happening during a typically bullish season that usually supports the sector. Hog futures are struggling because of developments in the cash market, says Rich Pottorff, Doane chief economist.. FULL STORY »

Osborne Industries to unveil ‘Single Source Swine Solutions’

Services include farm design, building construction, one-of-a-kind training and support, and management and professional services for the industry worldwide. FULL STORY »

Hog prices decline on weak domestic pork demand

As consumers anticipate grilling season and as hog supplies decline seasonally, hog and pork prices typically increase during this part of the year. However, 2012 has proved an exception, thus far anyway. FULL STORY »

HerdStar to demo new software at WPX

Thie new software links producers to the feedmills, growers, and packers. One new feature allows users to query, sort and view data effortlessly to find competitive advantages. FULL STORY »

FSIS to increase residue testing

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced two steps designed to prevent meat products that contain illegal residues from reaching consumers. FULL STORY »

Increase feed efficiency to maximize returns

Feed efficiency can have the single biggest impact on feed cost per pig. With the current high feed costs, there has been a greater push toward managing feed efficiency within operations. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork producers celebrate Earth Day

America’s pork producers celebrated Earth Day, April 22, just like they do each day. They understand that providing a safe, wholesome food supply for consumers is an important responsibility FULL STORY »

Vilsack visit to highlight Kemin plant, Iowa job creation

Kemin is implementing a 5-year expansion plan that will add six new manufacturing facilities, three new research facilities and a new corporate headquarters building in southeast Des Moines. FULL STORY »

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