By Luke Swalla, M.S., Mar 18, 2020
Pigs depend on their daily feed to supply not only protein and energy but also their needed mineral requirements. Typically, trace mineral supplementation has been based on dated National Research Council (NRC) recommendations. ..READ MORE ›
By Dr. Andrew Bents, Jan 16, 2020
Is your herd positive for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M.hyo)? As a pork producer, it is important to know the answer to this question for pigs in all stages of production. As one of many types of Mycoplasma that can affect pigs, M. hyo is a type of bacteria that lacks a cell wall, which changes the way it behaves and responds to antibiotic treatment...READ MORE ›
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 experience with pigs. ..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 monitoring project done by the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) has shown an increased incidence of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), signaling the start of the annually dreaded season when the disease is most prevalent. ..READ MORE ›