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The winners of the Alltech #iamAG photo contest each won a trip to ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, to be held May 19-21, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. ​

U.S. farmers win trips to the ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference with #iamAG photo contest

The Alltech #iamAG online agvocacy photo contest showcased the beauty of American agriculture through the eyes of producers, who submitted and shared photos of their farms for the opportunity to win a trip to ONE: The Alltech Ideas…

Dr. Cat Berge shares tips on how to protect your herd from African Swine Fever

Learn insights from Dr. Anna Catharina Berge on the epidemic of African Swine Fever, which has rapidly spread from China to Western Europe, and tips on how producers or farms can implement stronger biosecurity measures to mitigate the…

Scaletti and Murphy: Less is more with organic trace minerals

Twenty years' worth of research demonstrates that organic trace minerals are far superior to inorganic sources. So why do nutritionists continue to incorporate inorganic minerals into the feed? Are the perceived cost savings only short-…

Better sow performance with the right minerals

The levels and types of minerals used in sow diets are important to securing satisfactory reproductive performance.

Solid success: Supporting piglet health at weaning - Ernie Hansen

Pigs never overcome a bad start, and face an increased risk of health challenges and reduced weight. The smooth transition to solid foods at weaning has always been a priority, but today's high-producing sows, combined with the known…

A nutritional revolution: 7 changes in nutritional dogma on alternative sources of trace minerals

While many nutritionists still cling to the low-priced, traditional inorganics, organic trace minerals are fostering a revolution in animal feeding.   

Identify mold growth and protect your feed quality during harvest months

With harvest time quickly approaching, it's important to check your feed for mycotoxins and be on guard with solutions.

Torben Ancker: ZnO ban: An alternative plan?

The European Commission has given producers five years to remove zinc oxide from animal feed. The pig industry, which relies on the mineral to promote gut health, must now find an alternative solution. Can farmers eliminate zinc without…

Modern amenities for the modern pig

Has swine housing and management technology kept pace with the modernization of today's pig? Hubbard Feeds swine specialist Steve Toft weighs in.