Pig nutrition, sow hoof trimming and an evacuation at a pork processing plant highlighted the week of pig industry news on WATTAgNet for the week ending October 20.
Does it matter which whey to use in piglet feeds?
Ioannis Mavromichalis: One of the first things I learned when I started as a nutritionist in a brand that specialized in piglet feeds was that quality of raw materials is king.
A practical sow hoof trimming guide
About 15 percent of sows are culled due to lameness, according to the National Animal Health Management Services. Swine producers that have adopted hoof trimming as part of their management say that it's an investment that more than pays for itself with fewer culls and more productive sows.
Can high-fiber levels offset effects of high-protein diets?
There is a notion that high-protein diets can be used along with high-fiber levels, without sacrificing performance, but is it possible to actually enhance performance by using the right mix of fibers?
Smithfield pork plant evacuated because of faulty roof
First Swine Expo in Xiamen was a success
Good Food Concepts recalls beef, pork, poultry products