Many pork producers in the U.S. take water for granted due to its easy accessibility and affordability. Brigit Lozinski is studying water quality and its influence on nursery pig growth performance and health.
A new index, known as the digestible indispensable amino acid score (DIAAS), parses out the digestibility of individual amino acids making up proteins. It relies on pigs, not rats, as the preferred model for humans.
From studying how essential fatty acids affect inflammation, joint health and fatty acid metabolism to helping young swine enthusiasts discover career paths, Spenser Becker is leaving her mark on the pork industry.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen announced the country has agreed to drop import restrictions on U.S. pork fed ractopamine. In addition, Taiwan will drop import restrictions on U.S. beef from cattle older than 30 months.
ISU researchers won a National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to further genetic improvement of livestock by integrating biological models of growth developed by animal nutritionists. Here's how they'll do it.