Jun 02

Focusing On Quality in Pork Production

Focusing On Quality in Pork Production

In the near future, pork producers will be looking for ways to recover from the affects that PEDv has had on the industry. Inventories are down from last year, and even though pig producers continue to produce larger litters, the number of pigs reaching market weight has been severely impacted by the disease. In an effort to change this trend, many are focusing on improving piglet quality.

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May 27

What can Alltech’s E=P+S (Efficiency = Profitability + Sustainability) Program do for you?

What can Alltech’s E=P+S (Efficiency = Profitability + Sustainability) Program do for you?

This is what it did for Pieter Maes, a dairy farmer from Melsele, Belgium. Before using the E=P+S program, Pieter noticed that his cows were underperforming and they were not achieving the fertility levels he had hoped they’d reach.

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Feb 27

A different approach to PEDv

A different approach to PEDv

With the continued spread of PEDv (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus), biosecurity measures have been reaffirmed as the main precautions producers can take against the virus. But what else should producers take a look at?

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Jan 10

FDA Issues Plan to Control Therapeutic Antibiotics and Phase-Out Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics in Livestock Production

FDA Issues Plan to Control Therapeutic Antibiotics and Phase-Out Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics in Livestock Production

On December 11, the FDA announced a plan to “help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in livestock for food production purposes.” The use of these applications were defined as enhancing growth or improving feed efficiency. The FDA action was characterized as “a plan to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals” and is predicated on Guidance Document #231 and the preceding Guidance Document #209, both of which can be accessed on www.fda.gov.

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