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Category: Swine

Locking down problem feed ingredients

August 16, 2015

We have had very few challenges to this year’s corn in the upper Midwest. An early spring and timely rains have made this a year for growing corn. However let’s […]

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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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Not All Fat Sources Are Created Equally

May 7, 2015

Adding fat to swine diets has the benefit of improving feed conversion rates, average daily gain, and group uniformity, however, not all dietary fat sources are created equally. Fat sources […]

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Biosecurity is YOUR Responsibility

May 6, 2015

Although it is important for every visitor to be aware that biosecurity protocols need to be carried out, it is your own responsibility to have a biosecurity plan for your […]

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What Diet Energy Density Should I Be Feeding to My Grow-Finish Pigs?

March 10, 2015

Several methods for balancing growing and finishing diets for digestible amino acids, minerals, and vitamins exist today.  However, the energy density of these balanced diets can vary greatly. This will […]

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Managing the risk of PEDv transmission through feed ingredients

February 19, 2015

The United States swine industry was brought to its knees in the fall and winter of 2013/2014 by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). PEDV quickly became a four letter word […]

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Methionine Shortage

January 14, 2015

Methionine is an essential amino acid that is commonly added to swine and poultry rations fed corn-soybean meal based diets. Methionine is manufactured chemically from several hard to handle raw […]

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