Feed Formulations

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 »

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 »

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 »

Swine industry asked to participate in feed efficiency survey

Kansas State University swine nutritionists are teaming up with their Iowa State University counterparts in asking swine producers, industry consultants and advisors to the pork industry to participate in an online survey about swine feed efficiency. FULL STORY »

Latest swine research available online

The 2011 Swine Day Report of Progress (Kansas State publication SRP 1056) details numerous swine research projects delving into herd health, nursery and finishing swine nutrition management as well as meat quality. FULL STORY »

Feed processing strategies can improve margins

Feed processing is an important on-farm management strategy to lower costs and improve feed efficiency. Producers can achieve improved feed efficiency of pigs by decreasing feed particle size and by pelleting feeds. FULL STORY »

Ensure adequate Vitamin D levels in swine diets

Vitamin D deficiency in young pigs can result in rickets, stiffness, lameness, and general unthriftiness; in mature animals, broken bones may result. FULL STORY »

Watch for mycotoxins

As corn harvest winds down, farmers need to watch for potential molds and fungus in corn. Fields that were hit with late-summer hail could pose a particular risk. Also drought-stressed corn is susceptible to aflatoxin. FULL STORY »

Looking for feed efficiency answers

Pork producers are always looking for ways to improve feed use, but never more so than today, with high feed costs and tight supplies. Now, thanks to a $5-million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an international team of scientists will tackle the challenge of improving feed efficiency in swine. FULL STORY »

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