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Category: Grow/Finish

Hog Holder 500: A New Product for Slowing Down Pig Growth

May 11, 2020

Pork producers are in unprecedented times with decreased and reduced operational pork processing facilities due to COVID-19 challenges, resulting in less shackle space for processing available for market-ready pigs.  Form-A-Feed […]

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SPRING VENTILATION CHECKLIST FOR FINISHER BARNS

March 8, 2019

As we look at the piled snow and another cold snap, I know from prior experience that we will be seeing some 50 degree days soon. They probably will come […]

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Biotin: Role in Today’s Modern Swine Diet

February 4, 2019

Biotin is a vitamin that is important for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism through biotin dependent enzymes.   Biotin content in feed ingredients can be variable in both content and bioavailability.   […]

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Keys to Preventing Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC)

September 5, 2017

In today’s commercial production facilities, biosecurity is essential for the improvement, maintenance and productivity of our farm animals. Disease outbreaks can have a tremendous negative impact by increasing mortality, increasing […]

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Minimizing Heat Stress in Pigs

August 24, 2017

Managing heat stress is crucial in maximizing swine productivity and production. According to Iowa State University, heat stress causes an estimated $330 million in annual losses to the United States […]

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Super-dosing of Phytase

March 3, 2017

As third and fourth generation phytase enzymes started to be used commonly in feeds, we realized that phytate, the major storage form of phosphorus in plants, is much more of […]

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Cost of Missing a Feed Budget in Finishing Pigs

May 16, 2016

Pork producers use feed budgets to more accurately feed a group of pigs.  Feed budgets should be calculated by pounds per head for each ration whenever possible.  Feeding based off […]

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Advantages of Pelleted Swine Grow-Finish Feed

July 24, 2015

Pellet mills and pelleted feeds have been around since the early 1930’s when the company that would eventually become California Pellet Mill (CPM) created their first 30 horsepower mill. While […]

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