Swine

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Study: limiting amino acids controls pig growth

By Lynda Searby

Kansas-State University researchers confirm that emergency diet strategies adopted by swine producers to slow the growth of pigs during the Covid-19 crisis are safe and effective.

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Citrus pulp boosts piglet fecal consistency, gut health

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Adding citrus pulp to weaned piglet diets improves fecal consistency and, when added to a low-protein feed reduces the growth of coliform bacteria in the hindgut post weaning, say researchers.

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US pork producers welcome ASF response plan

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Department of Agriculture is outlining plans to address African Swine Fever if the disease enters the US, including establishing which agency has control in the situation, when swine may be moved and how producers would be reimbursed for virus...

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special edition: reports from IPPE

Feed mills should watch ingredients, traffic in biosecurity plan

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

High-risk ingredients, mitigation plans, limiting on-site travel and preventing facility cross-contamination are some of the steps feed producers need to consider when facing disease challenges, says expert.

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Hormel Foods cuts ractopamine use in swine supply

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

As part of a company focus on meeting product demand in international markets, Hormel Foods is set to stop sourcing pigs raised using, or having been exposed, to the feed additive ractopamine.

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