Pig lameness solutions could save $23 million annually

Understanding and solving lameness challenges in pigs could save pork producers as a whole $23 million a year. To assist in finding answers, USDA’s Agriculture Food Research Initiative presented a four-year, $700,000 grant to investigate the issue. FULL STORY »

Illinois Extension offers new online resource for livestock service providers

Service providers for the Illinois livestock industry have a new online resource to gain the knowledge necessary to prepare a comprehensive nutrient management plan (CNMP). FULL STORY »

Feeding pigs in a high feed cost environment

Generally speaking, feed represents 65 to 75% of the overall production cost in a swine operation. The primary goal of a nutrition program is to provide a balanced diet that ensures appropriate nutrient consumption and maximizes performance. FULL STORY »

Alltech rolls out new KnowMycotoxins.com

Alltech’s KnowMycotoxins.com now offers a fresh take on conquering the challenge of mycotoxins. The website features a new home page and refreshed content reflecting the interests of its key audience. FULL STORY »

Minnesota nutrition conference set for Sept. 20, 21

The University of Minnesota Extension and Department of Animal Science will host the 72nd Minnesota Nutrition Conference, the upper Midwest's premier program for livestock nutritionists and feed industry professionals. FULL STORY »

International swine feed efficiency conference, Nov. 8-9

The conference, scheduled to take place at the Qwest Center, will focus on all aspects of feed efficiency in growing/finishing swine. Organizers of the event invite you to attend this very timely event, held when feed costs are among the highest in memory. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Are new feeders too expensive?

Last week was a busy week for me. I started the week walking producer barns in central Iowa with a client. Feeder issues were a dominant topic at many of the sites. FULL STORY »

High ingredient costs require careful feed management

With rapidly rising feed ingredient costs, U.S. pork producers are seeking strategies and creative solutions for managing feed costs to protect dwindling margins while maintaining efficient pig growth. FULL STORY »

Cargill sends swine nutrition software to Iowa State

Cargill's Animal Nutrition unit is licensing its Pork MAX® nutritional software to Iowa States University for use in its applied swine nutrition program, which includes research, teaching and Extension. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Resources abound for pork producers

With feed prices nearing all-time highs, government regulations on the rise and production challenges increasing, pork producers’ margins are being squeezed like never before. At such a challenging time, most producers will appreciate sound advice and good recommendations to increase their chances for success. FULL STORY »

Excessive DDGS levels can rob benefit

By Rick Jordahl
With feed prices hitting record highs, maximizing swine dietary inclusion rates of distillers’ dried grains with solubles can help manage feed costs and preserve margins. FULL STORY »

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