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 »

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 »

Nutritional value of whey co-products for weanling pigs

New research from the University of Illinois sheds light on the nutritional value of whey powder and whey permeate as a lactose source for pigs. FULL STORY »

Symposium delves into swine digestive physiology

The 12th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs will take place in Keystone, Colo. on May 29 to June 1. It has grown into the premiere event for discussions on swine digestive physiology, organizers say. FULL STORY »

Oil extraction changes DDGS energy values Play video

Pork industry nutritionists met in Des Moines this week to discuss how oil extraction affects the energy value, as well as monetary value, of distillers’ dried grains with solubles (DDGS) used in swine diets. FULL STORY »

Finding answers to evolving DDGS products

Pork producers have embraced the use of distillers dried grains with solubles, but as the ethanol production process evolves, so have the DDGS products. To investigate options and provide answers, Nutriquest is sponsoring a meeting “How is Oil Extraction Impacting DDGS Value in Swine?” on March 21. FULL STORY »

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