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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Oct 21

Alltech Serdan Leads the Way in Solid State Fermentation

Alltech Serdan Leads the Way in Solid State Fermentation

Alltech’s solid state fermentation facility in Serdan, Mexico isn’t reinventing the wheel. But it does have the wheel rolling faster than it has rolled before.

The facility produces two main products: Allzyme SSF and De-Odorase. It’s a state-of-the-art production facility with about 200 employees that produces several thousand tons of Allzyme SSF every year. It’s one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world.

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