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Nick Boddicker, PhD, Genesus Inc. Genesus has written a number of articles on the importance of genomic information to improve genetic gain. That is because genomic information can greatly improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs), particularly for lowly heritable traits (total number born), traits that can only be collected on the carcass (pH, color, etc), sex limited (litter traits), or difficult/expensive to measure (feed intake). Furthermore, this is the most important benefit to genomics because it ultimately benefits our customers. Genotype information has additional benefits and uses as well. One is managing the level of inbreeding in a population. This more >>
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is pleased to announce the addition of five new individuals to its growing team of experts. Dr. John Bowzer joins ADM Animal Nutrition as lead research scientist in aquaculture. Bowzer is tasked with strengthening ADM's commitment to developing ingredients and products that deliver value to the rapidly growing aquaculture industry. In addition, he leads ADM's efforts to expand its research capabilities through development of an aquaculture wet lab. Bowzer received his doctorate in zoology from Southern Illinois University in 2014 and brings significant technical expertise in fish and shrimp more >>
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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Michigan Pork Producers Association will host the annual Michigan Pork Symposium. The conference will be held at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich. This all-day event will focus on educating producers about good production practices and excellent business management approaches to help them provide a growing human population an environmentally-safe, socially-acceptable, low-cost source of meat. The 2018 Michigan Pork Symposium will bring pig farmers and industry representatives from around the state together to share information about the ever-changing industry. This year's symposium brings together speakers from both the academic and business worlds in order to better prepare producers for the challenges they more >>
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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New Dual Dry is a dual-purpose drying agent and scours support product for newborn and pre-weaned pigs TechMix Global announces the introduction of Dual Dry, an innovative new drying agent to support newborn and pre-weaned pigs, to have a healthy start in life. Dual Dry is specifically formulated to dry the environment and the pig itself. The dark color of Dual Dry promotes absorption of radiant heat, which can affect the young pigs' core body temperature. Applying Dual Dry to mats absorbs moisture, creating a better environment for the caretaker, as well as the baby pig. It produces an environment more >>
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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AP (Automated Production Systems) today introduced its EDGE® Bin Scale System with new Precision Load Cell at the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This advanced system provides pork producers with the highest level of accuracy with extensive feed management control. The patent pending Precision Load Cell, designed with a convenient built-in lifting mechanism, can be easily installed on a feed tank without the need for additional lifting equipment. Brian Rieck, AP product manager, said EDGE Bin Scale Systems utilize a versatile, single platform that provides convenient and cost-efficient features to help monitor and manage feed inventory and consumption. more >>
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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