Growth on the front end of soybean production is essential; however, what appears as a growthier plant doesn't always guarantee more bushels. To take a closer look at this theory, Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferr
If we keep pouring more CO2 into the air, will crops fail, or benefit? A new study tries to disentangle this complex question. It suggests that while greater warmth will reduce yields of some crops, higher CO2 could hel
The Kansas State University Applied Swine Nutrition Team, this guide serves as a reference for understanding swine nutrition principles and offers recommendations regarding applied nutrition to the swine industry.
The Maschhoffs want potential production partners to understand what’s involved before they enter into a contract agreement. They provide a comprehensive report that outlines the costs of constructing a hog building.
Corn and soybean prices are comparatively low now, which helps lower your cost of production. It also provides an opportunity to look at the percentage of these inputs in your pigs' diets to see if higher levels o
Scientists at the University of Illinois using co-products from the ethanol and human food industries are helping shed light on ways processing high-fiber animal feed ingredients can enhance pigs' utilization of the nut
Although soybean crops are self-pollinating, some species of bee and fly pollinators can enhance soybean yields, says a researcher with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State Uni
Respect, commitment and dedication provide staying power for the nation’s largest family-owned pork operation. Dave and Karen Maschhoff (left) and Ken and Julie Maschhoff (right), run The Maschhoffs, Inc.
Cargill announces that it will invest more than $15 million in a new piglet feed production line in Tianjin, China. The expansion will provide early life nutrition options for Chinese customers and their animals.
Brian Krienke, soils Extension educator, University of Nebraska, has posted a Q&A article examining these questions and other crop fertility and crop nutrient concerns farmers may be having in the Midwest right now.
Does drinking water quality influence health and performance of pigs? University of Minnesota researchers are looking at the impact of water quality on animal performance, gut health and livability of nursery pigs.
Sows were monitored throughout gestation—identifying nutrition requirements into how much energy in their diet went for maintenance, and growth of the sow, and how much was left for the developing litter.
A $2.1 million grant will help Iowa State University plant scientists to study how corn responds to environmental stress at the genetic level. The three-year grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation, could set