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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Dec 08

Minimizing Mineral Waste and Maximizing Nutrition

Minimizing Mineral Waste and Maximizing Nutrition Kate Jacques, Alltech’s Director of Nutrition

Kate Jacques is Alltech’s Director of Nutrition. She spoke to beef producers today at Global 500 about the importance of minimizing mineral waste. Trace minerals are unusual in the world of nutrients. They are essential for health and importance but they are only required in very small volumes and in some cases can be detrimental in excessive quantities.

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Dec 05

FDA Denies Activist’s Antibiotic Petition

FDA Denies Activist’s Antibiotic Petition Dr. Simon Shane

With consummate speed the Food and Drug Administration has finally replied to the petition to restrict the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics in livestock production submitted in April 2005. The Citizen Petition was drafted by Environmental Defense, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association, the Food Animal Concerns Trust and the Union of Concerned Scientist.

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