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Dr. Gawain Willis, director of nutritional services, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, points out that improvements in sow genetics over the past five years have resulted in a total increase of around 2.5 pigs per sow per year, or about a half pig per year. FULL STORY »

Website focuses on producer profitability

Producing pigs profitably is an ever increasing challenge, especially in such a volatile yet regulated environment. A new website has been developed to help producers successfully navigate issues arising from such challenges. FULL STORY »

Minnesota Nutrition Conference, Sept. 18-19

The 73rd Minnesota Nutrition Conference will provide a forum for feed industry professionals to update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and equine nutrition. Speakers will share the latest concepts in livestock feeding. FULL STORY »

NPB presents PORK Academy at WPX

PORK Academy is a series of World Pork Expo (WPX) seminars designed to provide information to pork producers about current industry needs and challenges. Industry experts cover a variety of topics, such as herd health, pork exports, transport bedding, economic outlooks and much more. FULL STORY »

FSIS streamlines food safety review process

The Label Submission Approval System (LSAS) will make it possible for food manufacturers to submit label applications electronically and will flag application submission errors that could delay the approval process. FULL STORY »

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 »

CJ Bio America to start construction in Iowa

CJ Bio America, a South Korean company, will celebrate the start of construction on its $320 million amino acid plant, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The plant is expected to create more than 170 jobs in central Iowa by 2014. FULL STORY »

Kemin begins construction on new research facility

Kemin Industries has begun construction on its new research and development facility in Des Moines. The state-of-the-art facility will provide 1,215 linear feet of laboratory bench space for approximately 60 scientists. 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 »

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 »

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