Nutrition

Maintaining Appetite for Healthy Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews October 13, 2017

The primary concern of every producer is the health of their animals. Cattle producers know that the animal's appetite is an indicator of good health.

Sometimes, maintaining a good appetite in your cattle is easier said than done.

Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy appetite in your cattle.

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How to Minimize Stress When Transporting Show Pigs

by Caitlyn Andrews March 17, 2017

When transporting swine for show your top concern should be two things: safety and comfort. Stressed pigs can cause injury to themselves, other pigs, or their handlers during transport. Focusing on the safety and comfort of your show pigs will help keep stress to a minimum and make for a better overall show experience.

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Prevention and Control of Darkling Beetles in Poultry Houses

by Caitlyn Andrews February 14, 2017 1 Comment

If you're in the poultry industry then chances are you've encountered darkling beetles. These little pests also go by the name of lesser mealworms or black beetles. Whatever you call them, they are one of the most common pests in poultry facilities. Darkling beetles can be present in alarmingly high numbers and cause significant damage to facilities and productivity.

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Tips for Calving in Cold Weather

by Caitlyn Andrews February 03, 2017

If you're expecting newborn calves during the cold winter season, you should prepare now for the potential difficulties the weather can bring. We'll give you some tips below to help you care for your winter calves.

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Your Ultimate Guide to VFD Resources

by Caitlyn Andrews January 11, 2017

Happy New Year! The start of 2017 brings a big change to the livestock industry. The FDA announced on January 3, that it has completed implementation of Guidance for Industry #213. This guidance began in 2013 to transition medically important antimicrobial drugs used in feed or drinking water of food-producing animals to veterinary oversight and eliminate the use of these products in animals for production purposes, such as growth promotion.

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The Fundamentals of Swine Respiratory Disease You Should Know

by Caitlyn Andrews October 27, 2016

As temperatures drop this fall, swine producers need to be prepared for diseases that can accompany cooler weather. Swine respiratory disease (SRD) is the leading cause of swine mortality in the United States! Learn how to identify the symptoms, prevent and treat swine respiratory disease before it becomes a problem in your operation.

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