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.
Iowa’s General Assembly failed to take action on a request by activist groups for a legislative moratorium on new and expanded “factory farms” in the Hawkeye state, but the groups vow the issue will return.
Pre-wean mortality us a major concern for the U.S. pork industry. Did you know producers lose a bigger proportion of their production in the first 3 weeks of life than they do in the rest of the entire production cycle?
It’s time to start a new group of pigs. If you want to have your best closeout possible, get your weaned pigs off to a good start. Chad Berentschot shares a few tips in the Pipestone Veterinary Corner column.
Starting weanling pigs off with the right diet is crucial. A new University of Illinois study shows amino acids from a new torula yeast product are more digestible by young pigs than amino acids from fish meal.
Gut health has received significant attention lately in both humans and animals. It's an exciting time, but there are also many unknowns. Caleb Shull and Omarh Mendoza of The Maschhoffs share their insights.