By Ernie Hansen, M.S., Nov 20, 2019
The EU-wide ban on the use of zinc oxide at medicinal levels in weaning diets by 2022 has created a great deal of discussion. While there are no plans at this time for a similar ban in the U.S., it has focused more attention on zinc supplementation and finding alternatives to the use of zinc oxide for scours. ..READ MORE ›
By Sharlie Hansen, M.S., Sep 19, 2019
Powerstart Solo is a singular product created via a precise blend of multiple technologies. Traditional feeding strategies are now being shaken up thanks to years of research studying lactose levels, soybean meal and gut health...READ MORE ›
By Lori Stevermer, Jul 22, 2019
Tail-biting can affect either a single pig or an entire pen. It can be sporadic or chronic, but one thing is certain: Tail-biting is a vice behavior that frustrates animal care workers, farm managers, swine nutritionists and veterinarians alike...READ MORE ›
By Stewart Galloway, Ph.D., May 28, 2019

The Start-Stop-Continue exercise is a simple but useful tool for both personal and team developme..READ MORE ›

By Jamie Pietig, M.S., May 13, 2019
Due to the changing dynamics of today’s workforce, many of our animal care workers have limited..READ MORE ›
By Lori Stevermer, Feb 07, 2019

A universal truth exists in swine production: Pigs must eat and drink, not only to survive, but t..READ MORE ›

By Dr. Andrew Bents, Jan 22, 2019
For those closely associated with the swine industry, it comes as no surprise that a recent mon..READ MORE ›
By Jamie Pietig, M.S., Nov 27, 2018
Daily pig care should focus on four areas: feed, water, environment and animal care. Providing for the basic needs of young pigs can go a long way in promoting health, efficient growth and a successful nursery program...READ MORE ›
By Lori Stevermer, Oct 11, 2018
While manure is a by-product of animal production, high quality manure doesn’t just happen, it takes a bit of work and expertise...READ MORE ›
By Stewart Galloway, Ph.D., Sep 18, 2018

It’s been a tough time for pig farmers lately, with low hog markets — and even tougher for those ..READ MORE ›