Jul 29

What’s Hiding in Your Feed?

What’s Hiding in Your Feed?

This summer’s excessive rain has left the wheat harvest lagging behind and the crop in suboptimal condition, according to one grain management expert.

Dr. Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, said that the most common mycotoxin issue with wheat is Deoxynivalenol (DON), produced by Fusarium graminareum mold. This is the same mold that produces Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), and the two are commonly associated in wheat. However, in some cases DON can still be present even if FHB is not spotted.

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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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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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Nov 11

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Evaluated

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Evaluated Dr. Simon M. Shane

Dr. Mike Appley of Kansas State University is conducting trials on calves and piglets to determine whether therapeutic administration of antibiotics is effective and whether drug-resistant strains can be demonstrated in these farm animals.

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