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Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds

The particle size of ground grain or feed performs a critical role in determining feed digestibility, mixing performance, and pelleting efficiency and quality.
There is much discussion among farmers and consultants about reducing costs while preserving performance or improving it.
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Pork production cost in Brazil falls, chicken steady

Cost of producing pigs drops for the fourth consecutive month
Average costs of production for Brazilian pig producers have declined for the fourth successive month, according to CIAS, the Central Intelligence Poultry and Swine with the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa). For broilers, the index increased in October, but only marginally.
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Tyson Foods names Procter & Gamble executive to board

Jeffrey K. Schomburger will join Tyson Foods board of directors, which is expanding from 10 to 11 members
Jeffrey K. Schomburger, global sales officer for Procter & Gamble (P&G), has been selected as a new independent director on the Tyson Foods board, effective December 5.
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US set to produce record number of hogs in 2016

National Pork Board outlined their activities resulting from this high hog production.
America’s pig farmers will produce a record-breaking number of market hogs this year, resulting in ample supplies of pork hitting grocery stores and restaurants, according to the National Pork Board.
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Subway says antibiotic-free chicken goal will be met

With only about 1 month remaining, chain says it expects its entire chicken supply to be from birds raised without antibiotics before the end of 2016
While the clock is ticking regarding whether sandwich restaurant chain Subway will meet its goal of having its entire U.S. chicken supply raised without antibiotics before the end of 2016, the company says it expects the goal to be met.
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Tom Hayes to succeed Donnie Smith as Tyson Foods CEO

After serving as CEO of Tyson Foods for the past eight years, Donnie Smith is stepping away at end of 2016
Tom Hayes, president of Tyson Foods, has been chosen to succeed Donnie Smith as the CEO of the company, effective December 31.
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World’s 40 leading pig producers, pork processors ranked

Pig International expanded its exclusive listing of the world’s leading pig producers and processors.
Three years ago, WATT Global Media started collecting information on the world’s leading pig producers and pork processors. The data has been improved and expanded over the past two years with more analysis in the magazine focused on these two categories.
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