The estimated weaner pig profit opportunity is calculated by comparing the weaner pig cash price to the weaner breakeven. The profit potential decreased $6.54 this week to a projected gain of $13.87 per head
When considering raising pigs antibiotic-free or using less antibiotics in compliance with the new responsible use guidelines, vaccines become an even more vital part of the management strategy for herd health.
Instead of using dietary antibiotics to help the piglets cope and avoid illness at weaning, USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are investigating a naturally occurring amino acid known as L-glutamine
Understanding why pigs tail-bite is a challenge for many producers, as the behavior is often sporadic. Researchers at the University of Minnesota says littermates are more prone to the abnormal behavior.
The decision to make the 2020 Ohio State Fair ractopamine-free has raised several questions. On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Agriculture issued an update on ractopamine use at Ohio swine exhibitions.