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Can fishmeal replace animal plasma in young animal feed?
Animal Nutrition Views
Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., gives his views on poultry, pig and dairy nutrition based on his experience as a nutrition consultant with clients around the world.
NPPC, AFBF challenge of California’s Prop 12 fails
Legal challenges continue to go in the favor of animal welfare groups seeking in Commerce Clause constitutional trials.
Jacqui Fatka | Jul 29, 2021

The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation in their challenge to Proposition 12, a ballot initiative previously approved by Californian voters mandating space requirements for egg layers, veal and swine gestation crates.
Annual maintenance check should take place ahead of a change in seasons, such as summer or winter.
National Pork Board | Jul 27, 2021
On farm tasks that are part of quarterly or annual hog facility maintenance checks are important like those required on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. However, they are different since they can involve areas that are difficult to check, especially with pigs in place. In some cases, successfully performing these tasks can greatly influence the longevity of the hog facility and equipment and may require some downtime to address.
“You should check everything between pig groups – down to the light switches – everything should be working before the next group of pigs comes in,” says Jay Harmon, agricultural engineer and associate dean of Extension at Iowa State University (ISU).
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Take incremental improvement opportunities on your operation as they come along.

I recently had the opportunity to moderate “The Pig Farm 5.0 Revolution,” an online conference hosted by the Swine it team. Ten different presenters shared their thoughts and expertise on how new technologies can benefit our pig farms, defining successful strategies for identifying and deploying the most valuable innovation opportunities for your operation. 
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